Active Transport  System


 The "classic" but higher cost means of transport solutions are based on active transport systems. Here the signal generation (e.g. Ethernet Switch or DSLAM) and signal transport is physically separated on two platforms. The data signal will then be send via a local (client) transceiver to the transport system. This then has the same counterpart of transceiver (in terms of protocol, data rate and media type) to communicate locally to the terminal equipment.

active transport

The transport system is based on transponder cards hosting the local (client) transceivers from which the data signal will be O-E-O (Optic-Electronic-Optic) concerted to line side transceivers. If more than one line signal is generated the line side transceiver signals are then multiplexed via an Optical CWDM or DWDM mux to the transport fiber. Since transponder cards and transceivers need to be hosted and powered a costly chassis with redundant power supplies is necessary. As this active equipment may not be operated "blind" monitoring and control through a Management Software (e.g. SNMP) addressing the elements via an integrated Management Card becomes inevitable.

Pinecone offers a broad portfolio of Active Data Transport Solutions, which can be tailored to your specific needs. So whether you "only" need a simple Ethernet customer demarcation unit or need to transport 100Gbps streams over hundreds of kilometers without intermediate nodes we provide you with the perfect solution.

  • The D-MARC series covers a series of simple, Ethernet Demarcation Devices / NID and Converters.
  • The TRANSPORT-Cube is a transponder based Metro Transport Platform for all protocols with comprehensive functionality for low budgets.
  • The CONREP is our flag ship series covering Long Haul applications, muxponders, ROADMs and even protocol conversion.