Smart SFP Network appliance

Smart SFP is a hardware appliance in SFP form-factor for your performance monitoring software agent. Smart SFP network appliance allows extending the capabilities of your performance monitoring solution.

It can be easily integrated with software agents and can interact with other existed software and hardware agents.

Smart SFP network appliance with software testing agent can be used instead of hardware agents based on Raspberry Pi or any SingleBoard Computer for enterprise networks verification, mobile backhaul performance monitoring and cloud service checking.



  • Possibility to add software agent functions to any existing network device
  • Ability to install standard Linux packages provides a familiar diagnostic software at any network point
  • Cheaper than standalone device and changing the existing device to the new model
  • No free rack space required
  • No separate power supply required



Key features:

  • Debian OS, mainline Linux kernel
  • Single board computer inside the SFP
  • Software-based traffic generating up to 250 Mbps (iperf tested)
  • Inline usage
  • Seamless integration with existed software agent and platform
  • Loaned IP feature support for IP address saving and security reason purposes

General characteristics:

  • Line rate pass-through packet processing at 1 Gbps
  • Max frame size 9600 bytes
  • Debian 10 (Buster), Linux kernel 5.x
  • CPU: ARMv7, 1 core, 528 MHz
  • RAM: DDR3, 512 MB
  • Flash: eMMC, 4 GB
  • Single or dual fiber, 1000BASE-X
  • Up to 20 km
  • Tx and Rx wavelengths: 1310 or 1550 nm
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T, RJ-45 copper
  • Digital Diagnostics Monitoring (DDM)
  • SFP MSA compliant
  • Multi-vendor compatibility
  • Port statistics
  • Loaned IP
  • PTP
  • Industrial temperature range
  • Power consumption: typical 1.5 W (max. 1.8 W)