Anyone who has been stuck in congested traffic has felt the pain of too many cars condensed into a finite number of lanes. Adding more lanes to highways can alleviate traffic congestion and ease bottlenecks, but it comes with a hefty price in terms of both dollars spent and commuter headaches. Luckily, solving your network bottlenecks doesn’t need to be this difficult.
Transceiver-based solutions can ‘add more lanes’ to your network while avoiding the cost of expensive switch and network upgrades. Single-Fiber Bidirectional, CWDM, and DWDM transceivers are all compatible with existing network switches and, when used with passive networking, they truly can fix your network bottlenecks – without the headaches.
Single-Fiber Bidirectional Transceivers (commonly known as BiDis') are the most simple and cost-effective solution. BiDis essentially add another lane of capacity onto an existing single-mode fiber pair. BiDi's send and receive signals over one single fiber strand as opposed to using both fibers of a traditional transceiver pair. This solution provides welcome relief in all network segments, particularly lending itself well to providing relief in campus environments and access networks.