Flexible Open Line systems

Flexible and futureproof DCI and Metro networks with embedded DWDM transceivers, transponders, smart management and SDN control.



The DCP platform is used to build open optical point-to-point, as well as advanced, ROADM-based ring and mesh networks for 1-400 Gbps

“The Smartoptics open line solution is completely scalable, you can pay as you grow, making it a smart investment”
– Georg Chytil, CEO at next layer.

The versatile DCP-F


a family of pluggable, active optical units.

DCP-M – Zero touch provisioning

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.

  • Completely automatic optical setup, just like using a passive multiplexer
  • Automatic fiber distance measurement and Dispersion Compensation setting
  • Automatic modulation format detection
  • Automatic client and line regulation
  • Support for a mixture of up to 40 x PAM4 (Colorz), 400ZR OIF, NRZ & coherent wavelengths
  • Scalable and cost effective datacom platform
  • Modern management architecture based on REST/Netconf APIs or a CLI, when required
  • Easily integrated into any network telemetry system
  • The leading 1U Open Line System on the market for use with PAM4 transceivers

Stepping up to 100G DWDM


Learn more about Smartoptics’ 100G DWDM solution for DCI and Metro applications

Cost efficient, high-capacity metro networking at IX Australia

Non-profit internet exchange IX Australia operates five peering points across the country, accessed by 20 major metropolitan data centers. The exchange recently decided to upgrade its metro network capacities to 100G, to cater for rapidly growing data traffic.

Modern management architecture

Smart Manager is a modern REST based architecture built from the ground up specifically for the DCP platform and is integrated into all DCP modules. The management architecture follows the same ease of use principle as the DCP family, which makes it extremely easy to operate.

Simple, easy to operate, open software

  • Modern and open 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

Reduced cost

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

User friendly

Complete zero-touch automatic optical setup, just like using a passive multiplexer.


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