Smartoptics adds 32G Fibre Channel DWDM transceivers to its SAN portfolio

Created August 6, 2019
Technologies and Products

Norwegian company Smartoptics, a provider of open optical networking solutions, has announced the availability of a new series of DWDM transceivers and an open line system for 32G Fibre Channel Storage Access Network (SAN) applications. Smartoptics is already a provider of 8 and 16G certified Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity solutions for several SAN vendor switches, and the new offering extends this capability to 32G FC.

The new Smartoptics 32G Fibre Channel transceivers have been rigorously tested and are supported for embedded use in the Fibre Channel capable switches from leading vendors. The simplicity of the embedded solution enables a compact building practice, low power consumption, and an improved time to operation due to short delivery and installation time of new transceivers.

The transceiver modules come in the industry standard SFP28 form factor and are designed for DWDM optical communication compliant to 8G, 16G and 32G FC standards. The transceivers can be used with passive filters and together with Smartoptics’ active open line systems to extend the reach up to 80 km between datacentres.

Per Burman, Director Strategic Partner Sales Smartoptics (pictured), commented: “The new 32G transceivers are an important step for us and builds on the long relationship we have with several of the leading SAN switch vendors. With our new 32G Fibre Channel transceivers we can now efficiently support their customers when upgrading to higher capacity storage area networks.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.