The FRM220-16G-3R has 4 SFP+ slots that can be configured as a dual channel 16G 3R multi-rate transponder or in a 1-to-2 portprotection mode. The device provides a flexible transmission of various protocols, such as 1G/10G Ethernet, SDH STM16/STM64, OTU1/OTU1e/OTU2/OTU2e, Fiber Channel 1/2/4/8/10/16, ODU, OBSAI, CPRI, etc. Using SFP+ ports with dedicated CWDM or DWDMwavelengths, the 16G transponder supports multi-rate functionality with optical data rates from 1Gbps up to 14Gbps. With itsfunctionality the FRM220-16G-3R transponder is also suitable as a repeater for transmission over extended distances. In addition, theuse of state of the art components greatly reduces the power requirements and heat dissipation factors over our previous transponders.