What's Up at Integra Optics

How to Properly Equip Techs in the Field

When field techs are out in the field, it is vital that they are properly equipped to help keep networks up and running. We’ve found that there are five essential tools that every tech needs to solve problems quickly and cost effectively. For more How-To’s, sign up for our newsletter!

What’s Up with Transceiver Manufacturing?

On this episode of What’s Up, Jeff DeWeese sharers the differences in transceiver manufacturing and how they directly impact network uptime. Not all transceivers are manufactured the same, and these differences can lead to network downtime as a result of dirty optics, transceiver failure at higher temperatures, and optics that fail with a software upgrade… Read more »

Tips From The Trenches: 7 Things Engineers Do To Ensure Uptime

While success in the telecom world is measured in uptime, the tips and tricks engineers use every day to ensure faster turn up and predictable uptime are often overlooked. As the saying goes, the devil’s in the detail. The mechanics of creating and maintaining network uptime remain fairly standard. The real difference in reliability comes… Read more »

The Art of Crafting Optics

Show of hands, who can tell the difference between a craft-brewed beer and a macro beer, such as Budweiser or Coors? And more importantly, what the heck does craft beer have in common with optics?  Well I can tell you this, I’ve been a part of manufacturing both, and craft beer tastes way better than… Read more »

What’s Coming From Integra Optics In 2018

With all of the new technology on the horizon for the fiber optics industry in 2018, our engineering and product development teams have been working tirelessly to ensure we are providing our customers with innovative components and uptime tools that align with emerging trends. As the industry evolves to address higher speed demands and equipment… Read more »

Doing More with Less: 5 Trends to Watch in 2018

As we look forward to the new year, doing more with less continues to be a driving force behind innovation and technology gains. Companies and end users are demanding more speed, more capabilities, and more technology…all with less equipment. As a result of this, and the continued demand for more bandwidth, we’re seeing the following… Read more »

Does Size Always Matter?

New partnerships between telecom giants are stealing the spotlight, but it’s the quiet, third party deals that could steal the show. So, does size always matter? AT&T and Verizon recently announced their partnership with not only each other but with a smaller third party vendor to help build hundreds of new cell towers aimed at… Read more »

Legacy Technology Firms’ Attention Shift

If you’re purchasing optics from an OEM, you are more than likely over paying for optics from a large third-party provider versus original manufacturer. OEM transceivers are typically coded by overseas suppliers and shipped directly to the customer without ever passing through the OEM’s hands. We are starting to see an industry shift from many… Read more »

Integra Optics Inbound and Outbound Testing Process

Integra’s inbound / outbound testing process is what makes our optics 33 times more reliable than OEM and third-party generics. Our transceivers are triple-tested before they go out the door and into customers hands. Our robotics team plays a major role in making sure all of our transceivers are coded and tested to function 100… Read more »

What Automation Means To Integra Optics

What Automation Means To Integra Optics Every day, technologies are disrupting the networks designed to support them. In 2013, technological advancement occurred every 1 hour and 6 minutes, and by 2020, it will occur every 30 seconds. Service providers are having to make adjustments now, in anticipation of the exponentially heavier load placed on telecom… Read more »