What's Up at Integra Optics

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. 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 improving customer exposure and experience…. 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. Cisco’s announcement to acquire BroadSoft this October is just another… Read more »

Inbound and Outbound Testing

Integra’s inbound and 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

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 infrastructure. Many are turning to automation… Read more »

What’s Up with Mean Time Between Failure

Mean Time Between Failures MTBF is a measure of how reliable a hardware product or component is. The MTBF figure can be developed as the result of intensive testing, based on actual product experience, or predicted by analyzing known factors. Given the long life and high-quality manufacturing of modern transceivers, the MTBF figure is calculated… Read more »

What’s Up: Uptime

Hey everybody, I’m Lisa Carpenter and on this episode of What’s Up were talking about keeping your network up and running. And speaking of uptime, we’re going to send a few of our friends for a ride in this ejector seat simulator, so stick around. In this industry, uptime is everything. Customers expect 100% reliability… Read more »

What’s Up? Network Reliability

Hey everybody, I’m Marlena Miller and on this episode of What’s Up we’re talking about network reliability. Stick around to the end to see us launch this cool quad copter drone. Our customers are in a very competitive market. Reliability and uptime is a huge factor in their ability to retain their customer base. When… Read more »