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The Four Types of 25G Transceivers You Need in Your Network

We’ve had 10 Gbps for a long time. So long in fact that consumers can buy 10G switches for about $100. At that saturation level, you can tell that businesses are transitioning to new technologies offering higher speeds. This is where 25G comes into play! The form factor looks just like a normal SFP/SFP+, but… Read more »

Out with the Old, in With the New

There’s big news in the Telcom world!  The FCC has officially kicked off the “Supply Chain Reimbursement Program” where qualifying providers can be reimbursed for pulling out existing hardware and replacing/upgrading it. Sounds too good to be true, right? Let’s go through the details… International Espionage On June 30th, 2020 the FCC officially designated Huawei… Read more »

Easily Upgrade Your Network with the SFP28

When thinking about choosing the SFP+ to SFP28 transceiver upgrade path, think of buying a brand new house, with an unfinished basement. It may not be ready for use upon move-in, but the potential to add those finishing touches are there! You have the capacity to do so much more with your house than they’d… Read more »

Seamless Integration with Semi-Custom Optics

When it comes to network architectures, there is never a one size that fits all solution. Distance, data rate, and density of the network connections can vary from one deployment to the next which ultimately drive your optical requirements. All of these requirements can also drive a network engineer crazy! Trying to reach those extra… Read more »

QSFP-DDs: The Benefits and Realities

The March of Time There was once a time when T1 speeds of 1.544 Mbps were considered a blazing uplink and a 10Mb half-duplex LAN got the job done. However, time and technology do not stand still and 200Gbps and 400Gbps links are in production networks now around the globe. These link speeds are moving… Read more »

Our Suite of Smart Coder’s and 5 Best Use Cases

Whether you’ve been using Integra’s Smart Coders for years or you’re just getting started, our suite of Smart Coders help customers save time and money by efficiently sparing optics and optimizing workflows. Having the ability to recode transceivers to different platforms and select channels on tunable optics decreases your need for a large pool of… Read more »

Top 10 Tips: How to Ensure Your Fiber Serves You Well

Selecting fiber for your project is not always as easy as you would hope it would be. With so many variations available, picking the correct ones can seem to be an overwhelming task. You also are focusing on making sure your selection is going to be reliable for as long as possible for as long… Read more »

Multi-Platform Coding Demystified

We all use pluggable transceivers of various shapes and sizes, but have you ever wondered what a pluggable optical transceiver is comprised of?  That small device certainly has a lot going on inside! A transceiver is a combination of specialized components, sensors, communication lanes, and a microcontroller to tie them all together.  Let’s dive into… Read more »

Efficiency in Versatility: Choosing Parts That Reduce Costs While Minimizing Downtime

Network design, implementation, and maintenance are undertaken with versatility, manageability, and reliability in mind; and of course, cost. The network interconnections that you have don’t make your business money, but they are crucial to reliably providing the services and maintaining the operations that do. You need to plan transceiver needs for each of your platform’s… Read more »