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Finally a viable Layer 1 solution!

You no longer have to choose between performance/features and affordability. ColdFusion is the ONLY Layer 1 Switch to offer:

  • Any media: Multimode, Singlemode, AOC, DAC, RJ45 copper Ethernet in the same chassis
  • Any speed: from 10mb to 128GB
  • Highest scale:  512 10/32GB SFP ports or 256 QSFP 128GB ports (1024 using 1:4 breakout cables)
  • Flexible, affordable, scalable configurations

How does a Layer 1 Switch Work?

The easiest way to think of a Layer 1 switch, also known as a physical layer switch, is as an electronic patch panel. Completely transparent connections between ports is performed based on software commands sent over the control interface. In testing environments, this allows the tests to be as accurate as if there were a patch cord between the devices.

Why is Layer 1 Important?

Automating the physical connectivity in a lab environment is the final roadblock to total automation. If the physical layer is manually configured, human intervention will always be required. This also supports a low-contact, work-from-anywhere environment.

  • Test configurations executed in seconds vs. hours

  • Secure, remote access to lab from anywhere

  • Human error, errant results, and retests are eliminated

  • Equipment use is maximized

Lepton's ColdFusion Layer 1 switches are available as an 8 or 2 slot chassis to match your switching requirements, whether they be big or small.

The chassis are populated with Interface Blades, either 32QSFP or 64 SFP configurations, which can be installed in any chassis slot.

No complex selection of multiple interface cards and software, just straight forward hardware and software which is quick and easy to deploy and seamless to scale.

Learn more about ColdFusion Chassis and Interface Blades

Learn more about the application and benefits of layer 1 switches.

Test Lab Automation

L1 Testing Scenarios