[c-nsp] RAD's MiTOP-E3/T3 SFP to ME3600x(-cx) ???

Saku Ytti saku at ytti.fi
Wed Apr 3 12:11:47 EDT 2013

On (2013-04-03 17:08 +0200), Adam Vitkovsky wrote:

Hi Adam,

> Just found this and I'm confused by the data sheet. It says it can be used
> with any SFP port. That would be awesome. 

I tested them few years ago when they only had 100M model, which I couldn't
use as my target platform only accepted 1GE optics.
Now it supports 1GE electric interface and I'd need to take a peek again.

It's essentially SFP form-factor and SFP powered router. So you might need
to consider stuff like configuration backups.

But it's quite nice value proposition if you just need few E1 here and
there. I like it. 
Maybe market will follow and do HQoS in a SFP etc :)

> I could understand it only provides structure agnostic service - so whatever
> enters my port it gets converted to Ethernet and I can bridge the port over
> to a p2p PW - and vice versa on egress. 

I think it's tunneled over IP.

> But how the heck I get the clocking right?

Most IP networks are very low jitter these days, I expect it to work in
uncongested HW switched network just fine.

Let me know about your experiences as I've been meaning to retest it now
that it actually would work in my gear.

> I don't even know what MiTOP means :) I only guess the OP at the end means
> over packet. 

I think it's just product name.


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