Best-in-class optical solutions and devices approved by leading switch and storage providers and supported by a global network of selected resellers and distributors


Smartoptics has been at the forefront of SAN extension solutions based on embedded WDM technology since it introduced the world’s first 4G Fibre Channel embedded CWDM networks. Since then it has gone on to further develop 4/8/16G and 32G WDM systems all based on cost effective embedded WDM technology. Our latest developments allow for 32G DWDM Fibre Channel connectivity up to 100 km.

Brocade solutions

Enabling simple Fibre Channel data center connectivity with embedded WDM


Smartoptics 16G and 8G Fibre Channel transceivers for Single Channel, CWDM and DWDM applications have been certified by Cisco for use in the latest 16G MDS switch families. Customers can maximize their equipment investment with these certified transceiver solutions and build simple scalable networks that carry up to 8 CWDM channels or 80 DWDM channels over a single dark fiber connection. Any combination of SAN and WAN traffic can be easily combined over the same network. 32G FC and Nexus support in upcoming release

Interoperability Matrix for Cisco Nexus and MDS 9000 Products


LightRiver is the premier provider of next generation, multi-vendor, Factory Built Networks® and netFLEX® vendor neutral, Optical Domain Control Software solutions. LightRiver is an expert in Packet Optical, DWDM/ROADM, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet systems and designs, engineers, commissions, automates and supports next generation, software controlled, transport networks for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability, resiliency and manageability that today’s optical communications technology can deliver. LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey hardware and software solutions, carrier-grade quality, and unparalleled customer care in multi-technology networking.


Smartoptics is one of the first vendors to achieve EMC LOS (Letter Of Support) approval status. This means that all of our ELWL/CWDM/DWDM Fibre Channel solutions have been elab tested and are fully supported in an EMC environment. On the networking side Smartoptics and Dell EMC provide simple and cost-effective 100G open line transmission solutions that enable the Dell Z9100-ON, S6100-ON and S4200-ON 100G switch families to be connected over dark fiber

100G distance extension and open line DWDM networking
DELL EMC distance extension support – LOS


Smartoptics provides 40GbE embedded DWDM solutions for long distance and multi-channel connectivity.

AgilePorts over DWDM for long distance 40GbE using Smartoptics
Embedded DWDM and distance extension solutions


Smartoptics and HDS have been working together for many years in providing embedded CWDM and DWDM distance extension solutions to its customers all over the world. Smartoptics FC solutions for 4, 8 and 16G FC are supported by HDS.

IBM partner


Smartoptics is pleased to be approved IBM System Z applications. Our 16G DWDM FC solutions can be used with IBMs SAN384B-2 with blades FC16-32, FC16-48, FC16-64b, FC8-64b, FX8-24E, FX8-24.
IBM qualification letter

IP Infusion

IP Infusion, the leader in disaggregated networking solutions, delivers the best network OS for white box and network virtualization. Smartoptics and IP Infusion partner together to provide true open line networking solutions allowing network operators to reduce network costs, increase flexibility, and to deploy new features and services quickly.

NetApp partner


Smartoptics has been working successfully with Netapp to provide revolutionary 8/16G Fibre Channel distance extension solutions for its Metrocluster product range. With our solutions, Metrocluster applications can be synchronously transmitted up to 500km apart. With the use of ER transceivers and our intelligent M-Series platform.

Read more at NetApp


Pica8 pioneers new open network switching technologies, offering a mainstream alternative to legacy proprietary systems. Smartoptics provide a full range of 100G coherent and PAM4 data center interconnect (DCI) solutions supporting the PicOS network operating system.

Integration partners: distributors, integrators and VARs

We have an international team of partners who offer local design, support and distribution of our solutions. These partners are a combination of resellers, integrators and value added resellers all with one thing in common: to provide excellent solutions for their customers network requirements. It is our goal to continually provide the most user friendly and cost optimized solutions on the market to ensure both their continued success and satisfied customers.

For details of the distributor in your region please contact us.

Strategic partner alliances

Optical domain control
– Certification

SAN switching suppliers
– Certification

Storage solution providers
– Certification and resell

NetApp partner

Datacenter switching suppliers
– Interopabilty testing