Passive WDM networks: simple & affordable
What distinguishes passive WDM?
In a passive WDM system – also known as passive optical or embedded WDM – optical Mux and Demux components are used that operate without power or the use of software.
The advantages are:
- Cost-efficient hardware
- Reliable in operation
- Simple to build, simple to operate, simple to maintain
- Few sources of error and therefore a maximized MTBF (mean time between failures)
Passive components excel:
- Short distances
- Point-to-point network topology
- When encryption is not required
What are DWDM third party products?
In passive WDM systems, the WDM technology is outsourced to the end devices. Smartoptics offers an extensive range of pluggable optics:
Coded SFPs of all Ethernet speeds from all well-known switch manufacturers.
For the manufacturers Cisco and Brocade we sell certified SFPs for use in Storage Area Networks (SAN).
Technology and Engineering May I advise you on passive WDM systems? Whether DWDM or CWDM – I am happy to help.