Cisco Metro 1500 Series Hardware Installation Guide
Product Overview
This chapter describes the Cisco Metro 1500 series metropolitan area network
(MAN) dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) system, and includes
the following sections:
Product Description, page 1-1
Communication Channels, page 1-2
Chassis, page 1-11
System Modules, page 1-15

Product Description

The Cisco Metro 1500 series system is a high-performance, wavelength division
multiplexer that provides bidirectional data communication. It is designed for
communication over optical links in which different devices or applications are
communicating over multiple fibers. Using wavelength conversion, several
devices can communicate while being connected over one duplex fiber or two
single fibers.
The Cisco Metro 1500 series system expands the distance and application
capabilities of existing local area networks (LANs), metropolitan area networks
(MANs), and storage area networks (SANs). It is protocol-independent and can
support virtually any fiber-optic device.