What's Up at Integra Optics

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 »

What’s Up with Mean Time Between Failure

Mean Time Between Failures Mean time between failure 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… Read more »

What’s Up with 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 with 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 »

What’s Up with Availability and Inventory Control?

Hey everybody, I’m Jeff DeWeese and on this episode of What’s Up, we’re talking about availability and inventory control. A little later, I’m going to show you how this robot is revolutionizing product fulfillment, so stick around. There’s a storm brewing and it might just be a perfect storm. Three things are contributing to this… Read more »

What’s Up with Interoperability?

Hey guys, I’m Jon Zatlokowicz and on this episode of What’s Up, were looking at interoperability and choosing components for your network platform. I’m also going to show you this neat little device and tell you how you can get one for free. MSO’s are constantly building out their fiber optic networks to keep up… Read more »

3 tactics clever managers use to boost productivity

Network uptime isn’t just about technical know-how. It’s also about managing your people, leveraging your techs’ knowledge and organizing them for a positive effect on your network’s uptime. Here are 3 tactics clever managers use to boost productivity. HUDDLES Huddles are quick morning meetings, usually conducted with small teams of up to 30 people and… Read more »