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Re: Gigabit Media Converter

  • From: Vincent J. Bono
  • Date: Tue Aug 12 09:45:03 2003

Thanks for all the links and help!

The issue is cost and space, and all the products that will work seem to
cost upwards of $3,000 and do a lot more than we need or take up a few rack
units of space. I am probably going to build a small circuit to handle
connecting two GBICs back to back.  The pinout from molex was readily
available and we can get CWDM GBICs these days for $400 or less and more
normal frequencies for sub $150.

Anyway, anyone who is interested in the final product send me email off-list
and I'll keep you posted.

-vb

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mikael Abrahamsson" <swmike@swm.pp.se>
To: <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 7:21 AM
Subject: Re: Gigabit Media Converter


>
> On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
>
> > Sounds like you need a singlemode-multimode convertor, available from
various
> > places, cost around $600
>
> Highly unlikely that it'll do CWDM, at least at that price.
>
> Transmode (www.transmode.se) does converters to order, they'll fix things
> that'll do pretty much any to any (850 / 1310 / (1490-1610) in any
> combination) including 3R and management (which implies that you need
> ethernet onsite which might be tricky).
>
> I'd believe they're more in the $3k-$5k range with CWDM optics though. If
> you need OC48 that'll hike the price up even more.
>
> -- 
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike@swm.pp.se
>





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