Oslo, Norway – 6 August 2019

Smartoptics adds 32G Fibre Channel DWDM transceivers to its portfolio of solutions for Storage Area Networks

Smartoptics, a leading provider of open optical networking solutions, today announced the availability of a new series of transceivers and an open line system for 32G Fibre Channel 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 datacenters.

Per Burman, Director Strategic Partner Sales Smartoptics, 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.

For more information about Smartoptics Fibre Channel solutions download the 32G, 16G and 8G Fibre Channel SAN connectivity Solution Brief


For more information please contact:

Per Burman, Director Strategic Partner Sales
Telephone: +46 73 656 6946


About Smartoptics
Smartoptics provides innovative optical networking solutions and devices for the new era of open networking. Our customer base includes thousands of enterprises, governments, cloud providers, Internet exchanges as well as cable and telecom operators. We have an open networking approach in everything we do which allows our customers to break unwanted vendor lock-in, remain flexible and minimize costs. Our solutions are used in metro and regional network applications that increasingly rely on data center services and specifications. Smartoptics is a Scandinavian company founded in 2006. We partner with leading technology and network solution providers such as Brocade, Cisco, HPE and Dell EMC and have a global reach through more than 100 business partners.