|The integrated media conversion/WDM|
Canary’s WavePlex-2000 family provides parallel, two-channel Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) for Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, 10 Mbs Ethernet, ATM and Fibre Channel applications – an integrated Media Conversion plus WDM solution. The WavePlex-2000 combines the benefits of active media conversion with parallel (shared) WDM access to existing multi-mode or single-mode fiber segments. WavePlex-2000 WDM technology enables two separate data streams to traverse a fiber segment in parallel as discrete, virtual channels to their respective destinations. Versions with a passive (pass-through) channel allow non-Ethernet protocols or mixed rate Ethernet traffic to be transported together. The passive channel is protocol agnostic, but must be matched to the service wavelength of the connected end-device.
Passive pass-through ports allow multiplexing of mixed protocols