[c-nsp] 1000BASE-ZX/LH multi-manufacturer interconnection

Livio Zanol Puppim livio.zanol.puppim at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 06:28:50 EST 2016


Thanks for your reply!

>From which manufacturers do you interconnect equipments with EX/ZX (or

I'm worried because of the different Wavelenght Range of the transceivers...

2016-01-18 7:23 GMT-02:00 Michele Bergonzoni <bergonz at labs.it>:

> > equipments of different vendors using 1000BASE-ZX/LH. Since 1000BASE-ZX
> > isn`t standardized by IEEE, ... Can I connect 2 equipments of different
> manufactures
> > using their own manufactured transceiver?
> We do it all the time and never had any problem. Of course you have to
> comply with minumum attenuation requirements (don't test them with a short
> patch, you could damage your receivers).
> I too am curious to hear about stories of such incompatibilities, if any.
> The lack of a standard means that if it actually doesn't work, you will
> have a hard time to blame it on vendors. I'm afraid you have to accept this
> risk.
> Regards,
>                    Bergonz
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