Installed in a high density Perle Media Converter Chassis, Perle's feature rich SFP to SFP protocol and rate-transparent media converters enable network administrators to incorporate multiple fibre types and wavelengths in, or between, networks through fibre to fibre mode conversion. Using this technology will result in significant cost savings when compared to replacing an optical blade on network equipment. Easily extend a network to remote locations by converting:
The C-4GPT-DSFP Fibre Mode Converter Module comes with two empty SFP slots. This allows for flexible network configurations using SFP fibre transceivers supplied by Perle, Cisco or other manufacturers of MSA compliant SFPs. Adapting to different fibre types, distances and wavelengths is made simple by mixing and matching SFPs as needed for maximum flexibility across a variety of topologies and network architectures. The hot-swappable nature of SFPs allow for easy configuration and future upgrades as network demands evolve by simply upgrading a single SFP instead of replacing the entire fibre mode converter.
Convert different wavelengths (WDM Transponders)
SFP transceivers also enable the C-4GPT-DSFP Fibre Mode Converter Module to operate as a Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM) transponder. Also referred to as Bi-Directional ( BiDi ) or Simplex, WDM Transponders help network administrators take advantage of the cost savings in both material and labour associated with Single Strand Fibre. WDM uses separate transmit and receive frequencies to communicate on a single fibre strand. WDM technology relies on the fact that optical fibres can carry many wavelengths of light simultaneously without interaction between each wavelength. Thus, a single fibre can carry many separate wavelength signals or channels simultaneously. WDM systems are divided into different wavelength patterns, conventional/coarse (CWDM) and dense (DWDM).