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Re: Gigabit Media Converter

  • From: Scott McGrath
  • Date: Tue Aug 12 10:08:25 2003


Where can you get CWDM GBIC's for under 400.  Most vendors charge 5-10x
that price.

                            Scott C. McGrath

On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Vincent J. Bono wrote:

>
> 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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