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Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 ONS 15216 Data Multiplexer Factory New

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15216-FLD-4-42.9 Optical Networking Services (ONS) 15216 4 Channel Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (OADM) | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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More Information for the Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 4-Channel Data Multiplexer

The Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 ONS 15216 4-Channel Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (OADMs) are integral components in optical communication networks. In this detailed explanation, we will delve into the essential features, functions, and applications of the Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9, providing a comprehensive overview in simple English.

Overview of Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 ONS 15216 OADM

The Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 is a specialized device designed for optical networking applications. Specifically, it operates as an Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (OADM) within the Cisco ONS 15216 product family. OADMs play a crucial role in managing and optimizing optical signals within a network, facilitating efficient data transmission.

Key Features

  • Four-Channel Configuration: One notable feature of the Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 is its four-channel configuration. This means it can handle multiple optical channels simultaneously, allowing for increased capacity and flexibility in optical networks.
  • 42.9 GHz Channel Spacing: The designation "4-42.9" signifies that the OADM supports a channel spacing of 42.9 gigahertz (GHz). Channel spacing is the separation between adjacent wavelength channels, and the 42.9 GHz specification indicates the precision and reliability of the device in managing optical signals.
  • Optical Add/Drop Functionality: As an Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer, the Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 enables the selective addition (insertion) or removal (extraction) of specific wavelengths in an optical signal. This functionality is crucial for directing traffic efficiently within a network, ensuring that data reaches its intended destination without unnecessary detours.
  • Compatibility with Cisco ONS 15216 Family: The Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 is designed to seamlessly integrate into the Cisco ONS 15216 product family. This compatibility ensures a cohesive and interoperable optical network infrastructure when using Cisco equipment.


  • Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) Networks: The Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 is commonly employed in Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) networks. WDM allows multiple optical signals to share a single optical fiber simultaneously by utilizing different wavelengths. The OADM's ability to add or drop specific wavelengths makes it an essential component in optimizing WDM networks.
  • Long-Haul and Metro Optical Networks: Optical networks span various scales, from long-haul connections covering vast distances to metropolitan networks serving specific regions. The Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 finds application in both scenarios, contributing to the efficient management of optical signals in diverse network architectures.
  • Network Expansion and Scalability: As network demands grow, the Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 provides a scalable solution for network expansion. Its four-channel configuration and precise channel spacing enhance the network's capacity to accommodate increasing data traffic without compromising performance.

Operational Mechanism

  • Channel Insertion and Extraction: The primary function of the Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 is to insert or extract specific optical channels within an optical signal. This process involves adding or dropping wavelengths as needed, directing the flow of data in the most efficient manner.
  • Filtering and Multiplexing: The OADM employs sophisticated filtering and multiplexing technologies to selectively manage optical wavelengths. Filtering ensures that only the desired wavelengths are added or dropped, while multiplexing allows for the simultaneous transmission of multiple channels.
  • Signal Transparency: An important aspect of the Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 is its ability to maintain signal transparency. This means that the device does not degrade the quality of the optical signal as it passes through, preserving the integrity of the transmitted data.


  • Increased Network Efficiency: The Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 contributes to increased network efficiency by allowing for selective wavelength management. This ensures that data is directed optimally, reducing latency and enhancing overall network performance.
  • Enhanced Scalability: With its four-channel configuration and compatibility with the Cisco ONS 15216 family, the OADM provides a scalable solution for network expansion. This scalability is crucial for accommodating the growing demands of modern communication networks.
  • Improved Network Flexibility: The ability to add or drop specific wavelengths provides network operators with greater flexibility in managing optical signals. This flexibility is essential for adapting to changing network requirements and optimizing resource utilization.
Management and Administration

The management and administration of the 15216-FLD-4-42.9 Cisco ONS 15216 Data Multiplexer is a critical aspect of ensuring that the device operates effectively and efficiently. The device provides a comprehensive management platform that allows service providers to monitor and manage their optical networks in real time. The following are some of the key aspects of management and administration for the 15216-FLD-4-42.9:

  • Configuration Management: The device provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface for configuration management, allowing service providers to easily configure and manage the device.
  • Alarm Management: The 15216-FLD-4-42.9 provides real-time alarms and notifications for any critical events or issues, allowing service providers to quickly address any problems.
  • Performance Monitoring: The device provides real-time performance monitoring and reporting, allowing service providers to monitor the performance of their optical networks in real-time.
  • Network Management: The 15216-FLD-4-42.9 provides a comprehensive network management platform, allowing service providers to manage their optical networks from a single location.
  • Remote Management: The device supports remote management, allowing service providers to manage their optical networks from any location.
  • Security: The 15216-FLD-4-42.9 has robust security features, including authentication and encryption, to help ensure that the device and network are secure.
  • Software upgrades: The device provides easy-to-use software upgrade options, allowing service providers to easily upgrade the device to the latest version of the software.

General Information about this Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# 15216-FLD-4-42.9
  • Product Series:15200
  • Product Model:15216
  • Product Name: ONS 15216 4-Channel Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer
  • Product Type: Tele Presence


  • Number of Data Channels: 4

Media & Performance

  • Connectivity Technology: A wired connection is used.
  • Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber is the type of cable used for data transmission.
  • Fiber Optic Wavelength: The wavelengths used for fiber optic communication are as follows:
    • 1542.94 nm
    • 1543.73 nm
    • 1544.53 nm
    • 1545.32 nm


  • Certifications & Standards:
    • Environmental: Complies with GR-63-CORE standards.
    • Safety:
      • GR-1089
      • UL60950/CSA 22.2 No. 60950-00
      • IEC 60950

In short, the Cisco 15216-FLD-4-42.9 ONS 15216 4-Channel Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers play a vital role in optimizing optical networks. With its advanced features, including four-channel configuration, 42.9 GHz channel spacing, and compatibility with the Cisco ONS 15216 family, this OADM offers a reliable and scalable solution for various optical communication applications. Its ability to selectively add or drop wavelengths enhances network efficiency, flexibility, and scalability, making it a valuable component in the ever-evolving landscape of optical networking.

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