We increase bandwidth by allowing data streams at different frequencies to be sent over a single optical fiber network

Wavelength Division Multiplexing

What is WDM?

Wavelength Division Multiplexing, WDM, is a technology that increases bandwidth by allowing different data streams at different frequencies to be sent over a single optical fiber network. Signals at WDM wavelengths are independent from each other. All protocols. All speeds.

That’s the technical definition. The vision of Smartoptics WDM is to make this happen in the most simple and cost effective way possible. Organizations thrive on communication—a flow of data that runs between divisions and people that power progress. Fiber optic cables are roads that carry information from office to office, site to site, country to country.

Using a fiber optic cable as a single lane road is wasteful. Smartoptics solutions allow this road to be used as a multi-lane highway capable of transporting up to 80 simultaneous traffic channels together at once. Smartoptics offers a way to “add lanes” through intelligent WDM networking. Expanding capacity. Without building new infrastructure.


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The basics of Wavelength Division Multiplexing, WDM

Wavelength division multiplexing, WDM, has long been the technology of choice for transporting large amounts of data between sites and optimize optical network performance.

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The difference between CWDM and DWDM

Choosing between CWDM or DWDM? Which of the two key WDM technologies is best suited to a given environment depends on the network and user requirements.

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Four ways to transport data over an optical network

A closer look at the most common ways of transporting data over a fiber network is by using single channel connectivity, embedded WDM solutions or active WDM platforms.



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