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RE: optics pricing (Re: Weird GigE Media Converter Behavior)
Title: RE: optics pricing (Re: Weird GigE Media Converter Behavior)
Aha. It appears I was correct in framing my knowledge as out-of-date. :-)
It looks like the technology *has* advanced, and that 10GE on MMF or SMF, single-channel, is what the current state of the art is, and at the $2k-3k unit price.
In which case, yes, not offering this (and not building cards to use cheaper and/or more flexible component, ie XENPAK), is likely going to be a huge mistake Cisco. Unless they bite the bullet and do whatever it takes to make xenpak-based 10G cards, on at least some flavour of card on any 10G platform.
(I don't really expect a xenpak-compatible version of soho routers to show up, although it *would* be nice as an option on most of their switch families.)
So, I sit corrected. ;-)
BTW, thanks for pointing this out; it's nice to see that things haven't completely stagnated in the last couple of years.
P.S. At that price level, I actually *do* expect another Swede will have, or already has, one or more of this class of box at home. In his WC, even. ;-)
P.P.S. He's not crazy. But he *should* have a t-shirt that says "I'm with STUPI". ;-)
Then why can I purchase 10km 10GE Xenpaks directly from the manufacturer for under $2000?
There is one. It's called CX4 and has a reach of 15 meters. Cisco sold it for $600 list price at first but it has now disappeared from the price list. I don't know why.