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DCP-M & M-SERIES

Open-Line Networking

True open-line networking

As a pioneer in open-line networking solutions Smartoptics understands that you can’t engineer simplicity in to a system that is designed for something completely different. M-Series was the world’s first open line system and DCP-M has expanded on this principle to provide even more channels in a data center specific form factor with front to back air cooling. Designed specifically for DCI, DCP-M has no inherent costs or architectures to weigh it down and is the only 1U platform on the market with everything required in an open-line system. DCP-M could be easily mistaken for a passive DWDM multiplexer. If it wasn’t for the power supplies and management system neatly tucked away on the rear of the unit, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference.

Best of both worlds

DCP-M is exactly like using a passive multiplexer, but unlike a passive multiplexer it monitors the traffic, amplifies the signals for longer distances and can handle higher data rate protocols. This is because it has all the features usually reserved for the more complex DWDM platforms fully integrated in to a simple plug and play 1U module. No separate amplifier, management, dispersion compensation and traffic cards to configure. No messy wiring between modules. No additional knowledge or spares handling usually associated with the bigger systems. Instead, DCP-M provides everything required for an open line networking system.

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DCP-M in short

  • Direct detect (eg PAM4) and/or coherent DWDM transceivers and/or transponders
  • No complex setup and minimal optical fiber knowledge required
  • Intelligence and amplification in a 40 or 80 channel DWDM multiplexer
  • Completely automatic optical setup, just like using a passive multiplexer
  • Automatic fiber distance measurement and dispersion compensation setting
  • Simple and cost effective datacom not telecom platform
  • Modern management architecture based on REST and CLI APIs
  • Easily integrated into any network telemetry systems

M-Series in short

  • Intelligence and amplification in a 16 or 32 channel DWDM multiplexer
  • ETSI form factor
  • Any combination of DWDM transceivers, transponders or muxponders
  • No complex setup and minimal optical fiber knowledge required
  • Completely automatic optical setup, just like using a passive multiplexer
  • Automatic fiber distance measurement and Dispersion Compensation setting
  • Simple and cost effective datacom not telecom platform
  • Modern management architecture based on REST and CLI APIs
  • Easily integrated into any network telemetry systems

 Modern management architecture for today’s DCI

Smart Manager is a modern REST based architecture built from the ground up specifically for DCI and is integrated into all DCP modules. In the same way that DCP-M is the simplest open-line system on the market to operate, the same applies to the management platform. Standard north bound interfaces talk directly to each network element via a device handler. These device handlers provide specific interfaces to monitor and control the individual traffic units. Each DCP module is equipped with a common device handler and the same solution can therefore be used everywhere in the network. As it is based on standard REST architecture, there is no need for complex conversion or translation routines. Just straight forward communication between each DCP element. This DCI specific approach is also the most simplest and robust approach to DCI networking without compromising on network control and functionality.

Simple, easy to operate, open software

  • Modern DCI architecture
  • No TL1 or Hypervisor translation required
  • Small form factor solutions
  • Automated provisioning
  • Industry standard open and customizable APIs
  • REST and CLI architecture
  • Standard and customizable SNMP

Open-line networking

M-Series and DCP-M are truly open-line networking systems. They work with any combination of embedded DWDM, transponder and muxponder traffic depending on the specific needs of the network.

“The bigger systems used by carriers include far more than we needed. The Smartoptics M-Series platform provided the perfect fit. Its feature range is the perfect match for our current and ongoing services requirements.”
– Kate Baker, Custodian, UK.

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M-Series – Intelligent distance extending multiplexer

The power of open-line networking for data center interconnect

Reduced cost

Unprecedented level of cost efficiency and ROI for DCI. The end result: reduction in price, fewer spare parts and lower operating cost.

User friendly

Traditional telecom grade DWDM systems are inherently expensive and complicated to run. Complete zero-touch automatic optical setup, just like using a passive multiplexer.

Reduced footprint

Industry defining 1U open-line networking systems.

Longer distances

Same plug and play experience as a passive multiplexer with the distance extension and traffic monitoring capabilities of an active DWDM system.

Green data center

Low power consumption. Small form-factor. Ultimate green data solutions

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M-Series and DCP-M

  • M-1601

    16 ch. Intelligent DWDM distance extending Mux/Demux, D921-D936, 0-200km, DWDM expansion port

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  • M-1600

    16 ch. expansion unit, D943-D958, compatible with all M-1601 versions

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  • M-4000

    In-Line EDFA node, D921-D960, 30dB/+24dBm, 40 or 80km DCM, 1510nm OSC port

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  • DCP-M40-PAM4

    40 channel DWDM open-line system, D921-D960, OSC

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  • DCP-M40

    40 channel DWDM Open Line System, D921-D960, OSC.
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