Smartoptics is the only vendor whose complete end-to-end solutions are layer 1 tested by Brocade. Not just transceivers or multiplexers, but systems that allow intelligent long distance connectivity based on embedded CWDM/DWDM principles, without the need for expensive and complex stand-alone DWDM platforms. With Smartoptics embedded solutions Brocade users can connect as many SAN & WAN Internet switch links (ISLs) as required, independent of speed over a dark fiber network.
Smartoptics 32G, 16G and 8G Fibre Channel transceiver families have been uniquely approved by Cisco for use with its Cisco MDS 48 Port 32G Fibre Channel Switching Module, Cisco MDS 9132T, MDS 9148S, 9250i, 9396S 16G multi-layer fabric switches. The approvals also include the MDS 24/10 Port SAN Extension Module and the MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module. The certified solutions offer Cisco users a new approach to cost-efficient datacentre connectivity through embedded networking.