March 6, 2012
Bringing intelligence to SFP simplifies system design for network operators
By OE Solutions
Los Angeles, OFC/NFOEC 2012, March 6, 2012
Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) are essential for service turn-up and SLA assurance in Carrier Ethernet networks. The Smart SFPTM integrates OAM functions into conventional SFPs providing operators an effective tool for monitoring and troubleshooting Ethernet services. This solution reduces system and network complexity, and offers lower carbon footprint while generating CAPEX & OPEX savings. “The Gigabit Ethernet OAM Smart SFP™ from OE Solutions and AimValley supports simple network operator Service Level Assurance solutions in Carrier Ethernet networks,” said Daryl Inniss, VP & Practice Leader for Components Research at Ovum.
“Smart SFP™ contains OAM functions in an SFP module. Smart SFP™ can offer quality of service to customers by simply swapping an existing SFP. It can significantly reduce the financial burden while saving a great deal of rack space and power.”
Smart SFP™ provides instant support for Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM). On top of EFM Link OAM IEEE 802.3ah, the Smart SFP™ offers Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) of end-to-end Service OAM IEEE 802.1ag and Y.1731 Performance Management. While adding standards compliant intelligence into the SFP at Gigabit Ethernet wire speed with low latency, the Smart SFP™ serves a wide range of transceiver types. Smart SFP™ variations include dual-fiber, single fiber BiDi, single-wavelength & single-fiber BiDi, and CWDM in both dual-fiber and single-fiber. Smart SFP™ can support Gigabit Ethernet reaches up to 80 km over Industrial Temperature range, i.e. -40 ~ 85°C.
OE Solutions and AimValley announced their partnership agreement for next generation optical transceivers in December 2011.
The Gigabit Ethernet OAM Smart SFP™ is the first product in their Smart SFP™ family.
About OE Solutions
OE Solutions is a leading supplier of opto-electronic transceiver solutions for both broadband wireless and wireline markets. OE Solutions provides solutions for wireless backhaul, Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), Local Area Networks (LANs), Storage Area Networks (SANs), Passive Optical Networks (PONs), and HD Video Transport. The company is specialized in BiDirectional, Single Wavelength BiDi & Industrial Temperature Transceivers for Ethernet, CPRI, OBSAI, and Video. Founded in 2003, OE Solutions has differentiated itself by offering technical excellence and customer-oriented mindset. OE Solutions has grown over the last decade as one of the key suppliers to many systems companies worldwide. The company has its headquarters in Gwangju Photonics Industry Cluster, South Korea. OE Solutions has currently two local support offices located in New Jersey and California, United States. OE Solutions strives to be the “Global leader of the ‘Video Revolution’ in wireless, wireline, and HD video markets.” More information via www.oesolution.com.
AimValley, founded in 2003, helps companies to get a grip on their telecom and data networking technologies. The company does so by providing state-of-the-art technological solutions for telecommunications and data communication systems providers. AimValley offers a full range of system level services including product definition and architecture, software design, systems testing, hardware design, and factory introduction. From stand-alone consultancy to comprehensive turnkey solutions. AimValley builds on its experience at leading telecom suppliers and technology research labs. More information via www.aimvalley.com.