Smartoptics Launches the DCP-F Family of Active Optical Units

Smartoptics Launches the DCP-F Family of Active Optical Units

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Monday, September 21, 2020

Smartoptics is a leading provider of optical networking systems; today announced the DCP-F family’s availability of active optical units for xWDM open line systems.

FREMONT, CA: The new family allows for unprecedented flexibility in configuring optical point-to-point, ring, and mesh networks at the lowest possible cost. All products in the DCP-F family are available for immediate delivery.

The DCP-F family is designed for maximum configuration flexibility with the active units available as individual modules plugged directly into the standard Smartoptics DCP-2 chassis, each occupying one slot. The module also has an integrated expansion field for optional passive plug-in modules, for example, used for dispersion compensation. The small footprint of the DCP2 chassis and the pluggable configuration allows for excellent flexibility in various applications and network topologies.

The first members of the DCP-F family are the DCP-F-R22 1x2 ROADM and the DCP-F-A22 EDFA amplifier, both with room for two optional Passive Plug-in Modules.

The DCP-F-R22 and the DCP-F-A22 are designed as multi-purpose building blocks that handle one signal direction per physical unit. Support for the topologies required by any optical network is then easily achieved by simply combining one or more DCP-F-R22 and one or more DCP-F-A22 per site if required, supplemented with passive plug-in modules. You interconnect the units and plug-in modules needed for the site by patch cords at the front of the DCP-2 chassis to achieve the desired site functionality.

Magnus Grenfeldt, CEO Smartoptics, says, “With our DCP-F active optical units it is now possible to configure virtually any type of point-to-point, ring or mesh optical network, with or without ROADMs and amplifiers, at the lowest possible cost and at the smallest footprint. Our modular building practice allows the customer to pick and choose exactly the optical functionality required for the application and network needs.”

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