What's Up at Integra Optics

Let the Connection Begin! Upgrading with AOC’s and DAC’s

Did you know Integra’s mission is to provide you the highest quality optics with exceptionally fast delivery? We work hard to exceed the OEM specifications and capabilities on a daily basis. The best part of Integra’s optics is that they don’t impact your platform warranties and all our transceivers carry a lifetime warranty of their… Read more »

Bottlenecks Be Gone! Unleashing the Potential of 5G

            5G is here, and the world-wide rollout is ongoing. 5G is more than simply a faster signal to your cellphone. It’s an evolution across the entire network ecosystem. It promises blazing fast speeds, lower latency, and improved overall coverage to support the full potential of the growing Internet of Things (IoT)…. Read more »

What’s New in 2022?

We’re all tired of hearing about “these unprecedented times”, but the pandemic has introduced some challenges and novel situations. Increased demand in the telecommunications and automotive industries paired with procurement, shipping, and delivery issues gives us the constricted supply chain we have now. This results in some pain when trying to get things done on… Read more »

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 »