Modular Transponders

Introducing the DCP platform

The DCP from Smartoptics enables a brand new way of building DWDM networks. A range of high density transponders and muxponders suiting the needs of today’s optical networking demands. A platform optimized for open line DWDM networking.

DCP-2 – The chassis enabling decentralized DWDM networking

At the heart of the platform is the DCP-2. A 1U chassis that houses two DCP modules. It also houses the power and management for these DCP modules. The local DCP element manager completely removes the need for a centralized management board making networking more flexible. Each element manager has all the required control and diagnostics features with a convenient API for north bound interfacing in to any standard network management system.

DCP modules can be placed close to the switches and routers whose traffic they need to transport are located. Low powered 1U modules instead of complex 5U+ systems. DWDM nodes distributed throughout the data center close to where they are required. Small form factor with no wasted chassis space. Each module is a fully enclosed EMI protected module that can be safely handled and easily installed.

DCP offers all the features required for multi-protocol traffic transfer over a dark fiber network without the need for extensive buildup of knowledge or costs. A system easily handled by Data and Storage engineers.

The gudid to simpler, more flexible100G DWDM connectivity
DCP-2 chassis

DCP-101 – Low power 100G transponder

DCP-101 is a low power 100G transponder with front to back or back to front cooling. It has a QSFP28 client port that accepts all standard transceiver types including DAC (Copper) cables. Copper cables on the input remove much of the transceiver and cabling costs as well as dirty connector problems.  The line uplink is a coherent CFP; one interface for metro and long haul applications.

DCP-101 100G transponder

DCP-1610 – Multi-rate transponder

DCP-1610 is a high density multi-channel multi-rate transponder module offering independent xWDM transponders suitable for 40/10/1G Ethernet and 16/8G Fibre Channel transport. Each channel is independent of each other and there are no restrictions on combinations of traffic. DCP-1610 is available with encryption and an OTN version offers FEC over OTU-2 or DWDM uplinks. For more information please contact

DCP-1610 Multi-rate transponder

DCP: A high-density, modular 100G transponder

Everything in the DCP portfolio is plug-and-play. No new cabinets, no need to build up complex DWDM knowledge. DCP allows for a much more convenient distributed DWDM architecture throughout the data center with DCP modules placed close to where they need.

Powerful and flexible networking

DCP transponders and muxponders can be used in any combination alongside embedded DWDM transceivers for flexible networking. With an M-Series intelligent multiplexer as the open line networking element, all traffic types can be combined together from throughout the data center on to a DWDM network.

Existing fiber optical networks can be easily upgraded with new services instead of building new systems from scratch. 40 and 100G services can easily be added to existing CWDM or DWDM networks previously optimized for 10G traffic.


True open line networking. Any combination of transponders, muxponders and embedded DWDM transceivers.

Simple, cost effective, disaggregated DWDM networking

All of our DWDM networking solutions are designed with plug and play simplicity in mind. Take a look at our QIGs (Quick Installation Guides) to see just how easy our solutions are!

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High density modular platfrom

  • Transponders and Muxponders
  • Metro and Long haul
  • Back to front/front to back air flow
  • Low power, Plug and play

Distributed open DWDM architecture

  • DCP modules placed close to each switch
  • Local element management
  • Minimal fiber cost and routing
  • Common M-Series for open network philosophy

Simplify networking and reduce costs

  • No complex setup or knowledge required
  • Remove DWDM complexities
  • Operational costs significantly reduced
  • Encapsulated modules for easy handling

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DCP modules