OIF to Present “Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) – Demystified” Webinar to Educate Industry on the Interface and Its Importance for Current and Future Generation Designs

In partnership with Lightwave, the online event will feature perspectives from module vendors, systems vendors, and network providers, followed by a Q&A

Fremont, Calif. —  OIF continues to lead industry discussion on interoperability efforts through an upcoming webinar, “Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) -Demystified,” being held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 8:00am PDT/10:00am CDT/11:00am EDT/4:00pm GMT/5:00pm CEST. The free online event, hosted by Lightwave, will feature unique perspectives from industry leaders: Ciena, Cisco, Google and Marvell. Register for this free event.

The webinar, open to the public, will feature presentations from module vendors, systems vendors, and network operators. With widespread deployments and continuous feature additions, CMIS is the leading management interface for modules ranging from copper cables to coherent pluggables.

“CMIS is a powerful, far-reaching toolset that provides a well-defined mechanism to initialize and manage optical and copper modules in a standard way while still providing the capability to provide custom functionality,” explained Ian Alderdice, OIF Physical & Link Layer (PLL) Working Group (WG) Management Co-Vice Chair, Ciena. “This commonality makes integrating into different host platforms easier for host and module vendors.”

Understanding the features and implications of the current generation of CMIS and future planned additions is critical whether you provide host silicon, module silicon, optics, copper cables, and if you design and build equipment or are a network operator.

Webinar details and participants are:

October 4, 2022 – 8:00am-9:30am PDT

8:00am – 8:05am – Welcome & Intro – Nathan Tracy, OIF VP of Marketing, TE Connectivity

8:05am – 8:20am – CMIS History & OIF’s Role – Gary Nicholl, OIF PLL WG Management Co-Vice Chair and Board Secretary/Treasurer, Cisco Systems

8:20am – 8:45am – CMIS High Level Technical Overview & System Vendor Perspective – Ian Alderdice, OIF PLL WG Management Co-Vice Chair, Ciena

8:45am – 9:00am – Module Provider Perspective – Todd Rope, Associate Vice President, Firmware, Optics, Marvell

9:00am – 9:15am – Network Operator Perspective – An Nguyen, Optical Transport Network Engineer, Google

9:15am – 9:30am – Q&A – Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

To register for the free event, click here. The webinar is open to the public, and a certificate of attendance will be offered.

About OIF
OIF is where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done. Building on nearly 25 years of effecting forward change in the industry, OIF represents the dynamic ecosystem of 130+ industry leading network operators, system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors collaborating to develop interoperable electrical, optical and control solutions that directly impact the industry’s ecosystem and facilitate global connectivity in the open network world. Connect with OIF at @OIForum, on LinkedIn and at http://www.oiforum.com.

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