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MSA: What it does (and doesn’t) mean for you.

When it comes to transceivers, the term “MSA spec” is often mentioned, but what does it actually mean? And if the transceivers you’re buying are to MSA spec, does that guarantee OEM compatibility? The answer is…not always. You may think that there’s an official standards organization, but there’s not. You may have heard that two… Read more »

5 Reasons to Tour Your Optics Provider’s Facility

You can gather a lot of information about an optics partner through discussion, lab evaluation, and historical failure rates, but touring their manufacturing facilities can often offer additional insight. This is why Integra always encourages prospective partners and current customers to visit providers’ facilities to assess scalability, processes, support, and more: 1. See the Manufacturing… Read more »

OFC 2019 “CliffsNotes”: What You Need to Know

Two telltale signs of Spring have cast their predictions – Punxsutawney Phil and the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC). While the beloved groundhog is not the most accurate forecaster, OFC is always a great indicator of what’s to come in the industry. Integra Optics’ return to OFC 2019 confirmed predictions in terms of… Read more »

Think Big..and Small

There are so many factors to consider when thinking through network builds, redesigns, or simple existing network improvements. Whether you only have a small amount to spend or you have a substantial budget, these commonly asked questions can help you think big….and small. Q: How can I keep my data center build on or under… Read more »

Integra’s Smart Coder+

Patented Versatility and Flexibility Reconfigure any Integra transceiver from 1G to 100G, giving your network engineers and field techs the power to code and recode how they need and when they need! The Smart Coder+ has a variety of features including: Recode all Integra transceivers in current form factors from 1G to 100G, for over… Read more »

Where Will Your Fiber Go in 2019?

More than ever, 2019 is poised to be the year of 5G and expansion in cloud computing. As these two technologies secure their spaces in both urban and rural markets, infrastructures will be required to expand in support of the rapidly increasing data demand. From small businesses to global conglomerates, we’re keeping a pulse on… Read more »

The 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Optical Network

Highly effective optical networks don’t just happen over night. There are a number of habits that help network engineers stay one step ahead. 1. Plan and build with flexibility in mind Anticipating future needs of a network can be challenging, but a network architect can plan for growth and incorporate flexibility into the build in a number… Read more »

Top 10 Podcasts Our Engineers Are Listening To

When our engineering team isn’t busy working on coding and testing optics or customizing solutions for our customers’ networks, you can find them tuning in to the following podcasts. Here are the top 10 our engineers are hooked on!

Strong Early Adoption of 400G Optical Solutions

Let’s face it, these days we can’t consume data fast enough. Higher Ethernet speeds, Cloud computing, Internet of Things and virtual data centers continue to increase, rapidly driving advancements in 200G and 400G. In fact, it’s estimated that 400G technology is ramping three times faster than 100G.  Doubling Carrying Capacity 400G is a solution that… Read more »