Integra R&D names Doug Grose to Board of Directors

Doug GroseExecutives from Integra R&D named Doug Grose to the Board of Directors for the company and Consultant to the product development and commercialization team.

Integra R&D is a Joint Venture between Integra Optics and TiOptics focused on product research, design, manufacturing and commercialization of photonics technology and high bandwidth optical equipment for cable and internet data connectivity.

Grose recently served as the first CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES, currently the world’s second-largest semiconductor foundry company. He also held senior leadership roles at IBM, Hitachi, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and what is now SUNY Polytechnic Institute, where he also serves as Adjunct Professor at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Integra Optics’ COO Jeff DeWeese said, “Doug Grose brings a wealth of expertise in semiconductor engineering, operational leadership and a remarkable track record in building and growing businesses. His leadership skills and extensive experience in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry will help us accelerate our development of transceiver and HFC technologies that our customers will be demanding of us in the future.”

In his role with Integra R&D, Grose will provide the leadership to help accelerate the company’s new line of “turbo” solutions to provide the most cost effective single wavelength 100G/400Gbps transport optics at 500m-100km distance within smaller chipsets. Integra R&D’s unique development of this technology will eliminate the costly parallel optics in multiple-transceiver solution and extreme component requirements by the coherent method.

Doug Grose added, “Integra Optics and Integra R&D enjoy an excellent reputation in the industry, for their engineering, product quality and customer relationships. Both companies have exceptional technologies, leading positions in key growth markets throughout the Americas and a promising product roadmap. I look forward to leading Integra R&D into a new era and to working with a fascinating and future-oriented management team.”

About Integra R&D
Integra R&D is a Joint Venture with Integra Optics focused Integra R&D Logoon research, design and commercialization company for the telecommunications and cable industries. The company is developing next generation high bandwidth transceiver and HFC equipment compatible with all network platforms. Applications include use in headend
optical transceivers, optical nodes, return path transceivers,  and other communication equipment.
Integra R&D is located in San Diego, CA with sales offices in Albany, NY.

Why bend insensitive fiber is better: Tip #2

Bend-insensitive fiber has many advantages. In patch panels, it should not suffer from bending losses where the cables are tightly bent around the racks. In buildings, it allows fiber to be run inside molding around the ceiling or floor and around doors or windows without inducing high losses. It’s also insurance against problems caused by careless installation. (Source: Fiber Optic Association, Inc.)

At Integra Optics, we typically recommend bend insensitive cable for all of these reasons. Watch Scott Owens demonstrate the difference in signal loss between standard and bend insensitive fiber jumpers by tightly wrapping the cable around an impossibly small bend.


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Integra Optics wraps up 2015 with SmartCoder Launch!

Following a successful year of tremendous growth, Integra Optics closed out 2015 by unveiling an innovative new product, the SmartCoder! Integra Optics’ SmartCoder allows network engineers to quickly and easily recode transceivers to be compatible with virtually all network platforms.

Integra Optics hosted an exclusive SmartCoder launch at their headquarters in Latham, N.Y., to kick off the products’ official debut into the market. Customers flew in from around the country to be among the first to witness the SmartCoder in action. Demos of the SmartCoder were provided by the company’s engineering team, as well as tours of the company’s brand new office facility – located inside a renovated airplane hangar. Following the event, attendees were treated to a private screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening night.

The SmartCoder launch was a huge success, and the product is already making waves across the industry! Lightwave recently featured the SmartCoder as a new innovative technology. Click here to check out the article!

Click here to check out photos from the event! Learn more about the SmartCoder!

Integra Optics: NEW! SFP+ Tunable Transceiver

The Integra Optics Tunable SFP+ Optical Transceiver is a fully duplex, integrated fiber optic transceiver that provides a high-speed serial ling at signaling rates from 9.95 to 11.3 Gbps. This module features a hot-pluggable SFI-compliant limiting electrical interface.

Integra Optics’ tunable SFP+ optical transceiver can enable operators of telecom, datacom and enterprise DWDM networks to significantly reduce sparing costs, improve operational efficiency, and turn up new customers or circuits more quickly than with conventional fixed-wavelength transceivers.

Features:

  • Supports line rates from 9.95 to 11.3 Gbps
  • Full C-band tunable laser source
  • 50 GHz ITU channel spacing
  • 80km reach
  • Commercial & extended temperatures available
  • Maximum power dissipation of 2W
  • Limiting SFI AC-coupled electrical output interface
  • Supports Digital Diagnostic Monitoring

Applications: Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Network (LAN), Storage Area Network (SAN), Ethernet Channel Switches and Applications, and Fiber Channel Switches and Application.

Access the datasheet for more details! 

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Integra Optics Featured Product: CFP 100G SR Transceiver

Integra Optics’ SR10 CFP Transceivers are an economical solution for achieving all of your data center connectivity needs. Whether it be web hosting, cloud storage, or edge connectivity, Integra Optic’s SR10 CFPs are sure to provide unparalleled reliability, outstanding performance, and a capable of meeting all of your short range 100G network infrastructure needs.

Features:

  • Operates at 10.3 Gbps per channel
  • 100GBASE-SR10 and 10GBASE
  • Up to 150m on multi-mode fiber
  • Digital diagnostic monitoring compliant
  • Utilizes standard multi-lane optical fiber with MPO connector

Access the datasheet for more details!

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Integra Optics’ Leaders Receive Patriot Award

LATHAM, N.Y., May 14th, 2015 – Integra Optics CEO, Dave Prescott, and Logistics Supervisor, Albert Roman Jr., were awarded the Patriot Award this week by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office that promotes cooperation and understanding between employers and National Guard and Reserve employees. The Patriot Award is granted to employers who make the utmost effort in supporting their National Guard and Reserve employees.

Prescott and Roman were nominated by Integra Optics’ Electronics Technicians, Sierra Romleski, who currently serves in the Navy Reserve, and Joshua Parisi, an Army veteran. Romleski and Parisi say they nominated Prescott and Roman because their positive attitudes, passion for their jobs, and drive to move the company forward inspire Integra Optics’ employees every day.

“Dave motivates his employees to constantly improve themselves and the company, which makes for an exceptional work environment and positive atmosphere,” Romleski says.

Similarly, Parisi attests that Roman “shows great leadership and is always willing to go the extra mile to achieve his goals inside and outside the workplace. He always has a positive attitude and he loves to teach and mentor those he leads.”

Prescott and Roman were also nominated because of their outstanding support of various charity programs, especially Toys for Tots. Integra Optics’ headquarters serves as a collection site for donated toys every holiday season, and both men are very active in the company’s participation in the program. Roman volunteers as the Toys for Tots Albany Campaign Coordinator.

Prescott and Roman say they’re honored to receive the award. “It’s very humbling,” Roman says. “The most significant part of this for me is that our colleagues even thought to nominate us. That really means a lot.”

“It’s truly an honor to be nominated,” Prescott adds. “But it’s even more of an honor to be able to work with and support our veterans, and those who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.”

The honorees accepted their award at ESGR’s ‘Briefing with the Boss’ luncheon on May 14th at the American Legion Joseph E. Zaloga Post in Albany, N.Y. The event brought together local business owners who hire veterans and Guard and Reserve members. As a Navy veteran himself, Prescott is a big supporter of hiring veterans, and currently has ten veterans employed at Integra Optics, including Roman, who is a retired Marine.

11165126_794974967252764_4621273204297229440_oAbout Integra Optics

Integra Optics is the nation’s fastest-growing fiber optics solutions provider and the #2 fastest-growing company in New York State’s Capital Region, according to the 2014 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. Integra Optics has earned national recognition for its industry standard optical transceivers that are compatible with virtually all network platforms. Its deep portfolio of high-performance optical equipment also includes passives, fiber jumpers, and testing equipment. Check out their website at IntegraOptics.com.

 

Integra Optics Celebrates the New Year with Expansion | Fastest Growing Companies

LATHAM, N.Y., January 4, 2015 — Integra Optics, Inc., one of the fastest growing companies in the Capital Region, launches its expansion plan in support of its projected 2015 growth. 2014 was a successful year in itself, with the company opening offices across the US in states such as Minnesota, Arizona, and Colorado. It also expanded internationally, conducting business in Mexico, Chile and opening an office in Brazil. With a revenue increase of 35% and a doubling of staff, Integra Optics has strategically positioned itself for an even more successful year in 2015.

“The 2015 expansion plan is not only about widening our market reach across many territories,” says Integra Optics Chief Executive Officer David Prescott. “It’s also about setting the stage to support this growth by increasing our workforce through every department, adding new transceiver product offerings, as well as adding new offices, including a substantial expansion to our headquarters.”

Widening Territories:

Integra Optics plans to establish several more sales offices in 2015. The company’s expansion will continue in the states in which it is currently operating, beginning in the mid-west and moving into additional regions throughout the year. Expansion is also planned to continue in South America, Europe and Africa. Integra Optics will hire and employ the services of local direct sellers of fiber optic and network equipment.

Growing Workforce:

In 2014 Integra Optics expanded personnel by 50% in order to support its local, national and international growth. Most recently the company aggressively expanded its executive ranks, bringing on Jeff DeWeese as Chief Operating Officer, Jean Sullivan as VP of Operations, Tom Adamec as Controller, Lou Traiforos as VP Sales and Kariann Morris as Senior Director of Marketing.

As the company continues to head into new markets, further hiring and team expansion is scheduled for 2015.

New Transceiver Products:

The fiber optic equipment market remains strong. Leading industry analysts predict the global optical transceiver market will continue its steady growth, reaching $9.9 billion by 2020. This growth is motivated by developments in 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps, and 400 Gbps devices. Considerable increases in Internet traffic, cloud computing and datacenter storage are driving forces in the shift in the communications infrastructure markets. Smaller, less expensive, and less power consumption devices are becoming desirable products.

“We see Integra Optics as being perfectly positioned for growth, as more service providers and datacenters are looking to reduce costs while also using a smaller device that has less power consumption,” said Jeff DeWeese, COO of Integra Optics. “The optics industry is growing rapidly, and we will continue to strategically open new channels to meet the demand.”

2015 will see Integra Optics continuing to move ahead with its development of new transceiver products that meet market demand. There are many new products slated for launch this year, the first of which will be Integra Optics’ 100G CFP products, including LR4 and SR10, expected to be released from beta and into general availability early 2015.

Substantial Expansion of Headquarters:

The company recently committed to leasing the 11,000sq hangar office located right next door to its current headquarters on the Albany, NY International Airport campus. This new location is expected to be complete by April, 2015. The expansion will be home to new team members needed to accommodate the Company’s expected growth, and will allow for more inventory and shipment room and give the company opportunity to further streamline operational processes.

Integra Optics’ customers currently purchase fiber optic transceivers from the company based on two major purchasing criteria; its economical pricing and its distinguishing responsiveness; including fast delivery of product, high-end personal support of product and intense quality control. Expanding our territories, increasing staff and opening new offices ensures Integra Optics can maintain their level of quality of service to new and current customers.

About Integra Optics: Integra Optics, Inc. is one of nation’s fastest growing fiber optic equipment providers and the #2 fastest growing company in New York State’s Capital Region, according to the 2014 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. In October 2013, Integra Optics, under its predecessor name, won certification from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Veterans Enterprise (www.vip.vetbiz.gov), as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB).

Integra Optics develops and markets end-to-end, leading-edge fiber optic product solutions. It has earned national recognition for its industry standard optical transceivers that are compatible with virtually all network platforms. Its deep portfolio of high-performance optical equipment also includes passives, fiber jumpers and testing equipment. These products support carrier-level infrastructures of cable MSOs, TELCOs, RBOCs, and ISPs, as well as infrastructures of campus and community networks, research and education networks, and many other enterprises that that rely upon fiber optic backbones.

Headquartered at the transshipment hub of Albany International Airport in Latham, N.Y., Integra Optics is renowned for its commitment to functionality and reliability, as well as its superlative products, comprehensive inventory, rapid turnaround, highly personalized service, and superbly customized solutions. As industry leaders, Integra Optics delivers fiber optic components designed and tested to increase the capacity and improve performance of the networks it serves. Visit Integra Optics at www.IntegraOptics.com.

Featured Product: DWDM SFP+ Tunable C-Band Transceiver

The IntegraOptics’ DWDM Multiplexing SFP+ Tunable C-Band Transceiver, SFPP-DT1-80-10GD, are hot-swappable that supports high-speed serial links over multi-mode optical fiber.

Main Features of the IntegraOptics DWDM Multiplexing SFP+ Tunable C-Band Transceiver:

  • Supports line rates from 9.95 to 11.3 Gbps
  • Full C-Band tunable laser source
  • 50GHz ITU channel spacing
  • 80km reach
  • Operating Temperature
    • -5°C to 70°C
    • 23°F to 158°F
  • Maximum power dissipation of 2W
  • Limiting SFI AC-coupled electrical output interface
  • Supports digital diagnostic monitoring

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IntegraOptics’ DWDM Multiplexing  SFP+ Tunable C-Band Transceiver supports many platforms such as, 3COM, ADTRAN, ADVA, ALCATEL-LUCENT, ACCEDIAN, ALLIED, BROCADE,  BTI SYSTEMS, CALIX, CIENA, CISCO, CISCO ONS, CYAN, DELL, DLINK, ENTERASYS, EXTREME, FOUNDRY, FUJITSU, H3C, HP, HUAWEI, IBM, INFINERA, INTEL, JUNIPER, LINKSYS,  MOTOROLA, NETGEAR, NORTEL, PACKETFRONT, RIVERSTONE, TELLABS, ZTE and ZYXEL.

For more information on IntegraOptics DWDM Multiplexing SFP+ Tunable C-Band Transceiver,  contact us or visit the product page on our website.