OE Solutions, AimValley offer Smart SFP with OC-3/STM-1 over Packet

OE Solutions and AimValley have announced their collaboration’s second product, the Smart SFP with OC-3/STM-1 over Packet. The product is designed to help enable carriers to smoothly transition from a TDM-based to a packet-based architecture.

OE Solutions and AimValley have announced their collaboration’s second product, the Smart SFP with OC-3/STM-1 over Packet. The optical SFP transceiver iis designed to help enable carriers to smoothly transition from a TDM-based to a packet-based architecture.

The new Smart SFP uses a Transparent SONET/SDH over Packet (TSoP) protocol to convert SONET/SDH TDM traffic to a packet stream. Thus, can transport OC-3 or STM-1 traffic across a packet network by adding a TSoP SFP to any router or packet switch, the companies say.

"The TSoP Smart SFP processes the OC-3/STM-1 signal fully transparent, maintaining payload structure, protection protocols, and synchronization end-to-end; this simplifies the configuration and service turn-up of OC-3/STM-1 connections across a packet network," says Pieter de Boer, managing director at AimValley. "The integration of TSoP into an SFP greatly reduces system and network complexity, and offers lower carbon footprint while generating capex and opex savings."

The TSoP Smart SFP is available in dual fiber or bi-directional single fiber configurations. The transceiver can support reaches up to 80 km over the industrial temperature range of -40 ~ 85°C.

The two companies previously announced a Smart SFP with integrated operations, administration and maintenance functions (OAM).

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