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How to design Optigo Connect Spectra

Optigo Connect Spectra shopping lists for high-rise and wide-footprint buildings

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What’s the problem with a “one-size fits all” solution? It usually fits nothing. 

That’s why Optigo Connect networks are highly customizable and adaptive. With a wide variety of ways to alter the network design, Optigo can support all different building types. 

Check out our projects to see our work on stadiums, high-rises, data centres, and much more. 

Whether you’re working on a high-rise, a building with a wide footprint (e.g. data centre, shopping mall, and campus environments), or anything in between, the Optigo Connect family has you covered. 

Optigo Connect Spectra and Hybrid are two very different solutions, designed for all building projects. Not sure what you need? Learn more about the differences between Optigo Connect Hybrid and Spectra

To design a Spectra network, check out our shopping lists for high-rises, high-rises with redundancy, and wide-footprint buildings. 


Optigo Connect Spectra high-rise shopping list

The Connect Spectra high-rise is tremendously flexible, with the ability to stretch vertically and support a high device density on each floor. Here, we used a passive daisy chain topology to connect the Edge Switches. 

With Passive Optical Splitters, you can add a switch to every third floor only, and extend the reach up to 3x. Simply split where you need to make the most of your fiber’s reach. 

You can also add density with more ports per switch. We recommend starting with a 4-port switch, because it’s easy to upgrade to a larger model at anytime. You can increase your density up to 12x by installing switches with a greater port count, to support more devices now and well into the future. This makes the Optigo solution highly scalable for the unknown future. 

Download the complete high-rise shopping list.

High-rise with redundancy

Optigo Connect Spectra shopping list high-rise with redundancy

On high-rises with critical infrastructure, there are two options for redundancy to increase network reliability: Aggregation Switch and Path Redundancy. 

Generally, Aggregation Switch Redundancy is sufficient. It ensures that if one Aggregation Switch has a failure, a second Aggregation Switch will continue to drive the building.

Path Redundancy provides additional reliability by protecting failures of the Aggregation Switch and in the fiber path. Simply connect each end of the fiber to a Spectra Aggregation Switch, creating a ring. If the fiber is cut somewhere in the ring, the second Spectra Aggregation Switch will continue to drive the section of the network that would otherwise be dark.

Download the complete high-rise with redundancy shopping list.

Wide-footprint building

Optigo Connect Spectra shopping list wide-footprint

On buildings with a wide footprint — think shopping centres, data centres, campuses, airports, stadiums, and the like — Optigo Connect Spectra easily adapts to the building’s shape. Here, we used a star network topology. 

Passive Optical Splitters mean you aren’t restricted by limited cabling, or cabling space. Run a single line of fiber, split where you need switches, and easily span distances of up to 20km (12.5 miles).

Download the complete wide-footprint building shopping list.

Optigo Connect Spectra is very flexible for big building projects of any shape. Whether a high-rise or wide building, a critical infrastructure or fault tolerant network, Optigo is the smart building solution. 

Reach out with any questions about designing Optigo Connect Spectra, or Connect Hybrid.

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