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Our open line systems offer a range of features, including high capacity, low latency, and easy scalability, to help you streamline your network operations and improve performance.

In an open optical network, DWDM transceivers can be integrated directly into switches and routers and their output signals can then be multiplexed by passive filters or by a separate, active, open-line system. With an open architecture, the functionality of once monolithic optical transport systems can be unbundled using embedded transceivers, open line systems and SDN control, resulting in much better price/performance.



Smartoptics has thus developed the Dynamic Connectivity Platform (DCP) for active open-line systems of all types, these can be simple point-to-point links or advanced networks, based on ROADM, ring and mesh. To suit all the different needs of an open-line system, the DCP platform comes in three flavors - the DCP-M, DCP-R and DCP-F families - each optimized for a particular type of optical network.


Smartoptics' DCP-M active open-line systems work with any combination of integrated transceivers, transponder and muxponder traffic, creating flexible, future-proof networks. The DCP-M is just like a passive multiplexer, but unlike a passive multiplexer, it monitors traffic, amplifies signals over longer distances, and can handle higher data rate protocols.


The main features of the DCP-M are:

- Fully automatic optical configuration, just like using a passive multiplexer

- Automatic measurement of fiber distance and setting of dispersion compensation

- Automatic detection of the modulation format

- Automatic regulation of clients and lines

- Support for a mix 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 needed

- Easily integrated into any network telemetry system

- The market leading 1U open line system for use with PAM4 transceivers


Products in the DCP-R family can be used at all levels of the metro network, as well as in other applications where the flexibility and wavelength management capability of a ROADM is required. Applications range from 2 degree ROADM solutions for the metro access network to 9 and 20 degree ROADM ring solutions for the metro/regional network as well as for mesh networks.


The DCP-R Family at a glance:

- Modern OpenROADM MSA-compliant management architecture

- Typically managed via the NetConf protocol

- Uses TransportPCE as SDN controller

- Automatic detection of fiber optical characteristics

- Support for a mix of modulation formats such as PAM4 (Colorz), 400ZR OIF, NRZ & coherent wavelengths

- FlexGrid, directionless, less contention and colorless capabilities

- Optimized for ring and mesh network topologies with up to 20 degrees of ROADMs

- Flexible ITU-T grid

- Scalable, cost-effective datacom platform


DCP-F family members are designed for maximum configuration flexibility with the smallest possible footprint and for one signal direction per unit. Most topologies required in both point-to-point and metro networks can be achieved by simply combining one or more DCP-F units per site, if necessary supplemented with optional passive plug-in modules. Simply interconnect the units and the required site plug-in modules via patch cords on the front of the DCP-2 chassis to achieve the desired functionality.








The first members of the DCP-F family are:

- The DCP-F-R22, a compact 1x2 ROADM including equalizer, amplifier and monitor and with space for two Passive Plug-in Modules (PPM).

- The DCP-F-A22, a dedicated EDFA amplifier with space for two Passive Plug-in Modules (PPM).

- PPM for one Optical Surveillance Channel (OSCM) OADM

- PPM for dispersion compensation

- PPM for a passive optical coupler


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