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1000Base-BX WDM Bi-Directional SFP Cabling Connection

1000Base-BX WDM Bi-Directional SFP Cabling Connection

FS Official 2018-03-20

To increase the fiber optic network capacity, BiDi fiber optic modules are being suggested for a variety of situations, which can support duplex transmission over a single strand of optical fiber. Here recommends diverse 1000Base-bx network solutions for your network deployment or buying guide. (Note: the BiDi SFPs should be used in pairs)

Recommendation 1: 1000Base-BX SFP Direct Connection with Simplex Fiber Patch Cable

The following diagram shows the simplest 1000Base-BX network connection that two 1000Base-BX SFP transceivers are connected by a single mode simplex fiber patch cable. And the cassette cleaner can be used for fiber patch cable cleaning.

Item No. ID# Product description
1 39143 Cisco GLC-BX-20U Compatible 1000BASE-BX BiDi SFP 1310nm-TX/1550nm-RX 20km DOM Transceiver
2 40435 2m (7ft) LC UPC to LC UPC Simplex PVC(OFNR) Single Mode Fiber Patch Cable
3 26388 Fiber Optic Cassette Cleaner for LC/MU/SC/FC/ST/MPO/MTRJ Connector
4 20141 Generic Compatible 1000BASE-BX BiDi SFP 1550nm-TX/1310nm-RX 20km DOM Transceiver
5 69357 S3800-24F4S 24-Port Gigabit Stackable SFP Managed Switch with 4 Combo SFP and 4 10GE SFP+ Uplinks, Single Power

Recommendation 2: 1000Base-BX SFP Interconnection with 2x Media Converters

To connect two copper devices over fiber cabling, a pair of 1000Base-BX SFP transceivers installed with two fiber media converters are connected by a simplex fiber patch cable, and then using UTP copper cable to connect the media converter with the Cisco and FS.COM switches.

Item No. ID# Description
1 57407 3.3ft (1m) Cat6 Snagless Unshielded (UTP) PVC CM Slim Ethernet Network Patch Cable, Blue
2 35333 Mini Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter, 1x 10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 to 1x 1000Base-X SFP Slot
3 39135 Cisco GLC-BX-10U Compatible BiDi SFP 1310nm-TX/1550nm-RX 10km DOM
4 40435 2m (7ft) LC UPC to LC UPC Simplex 2.0mm PVC(OFNR) SMF Fiber Patch Cable
5 37707 Customized 1000BASE-BX BiDi SFP 1550nm-TX/1310nm-RX 20km
6 69353 FS S3800-48T4S 48x 100/1000Base-T with 4x 10GE SFP+ Switch
7 26388 CLE-BOX Cassette Cleaner for LC/SC/FC/ST/MU/D4/DIN (500 cleans)
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