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Discovering the Truth Behind Transceiver Warranties

Sometimes ProLabs hears that a network equipment manufacturer’s sales representative has threatened a customer (which could be an end user, reseller or system integrator, etc.) that if they install third-party transceivers in the system, this will void the system manufacturer’s warranty. In this way, the sales representative tries to coerce customers into purchasing transceiver modules from the same system manufacturer, usually at much higher prices than ProLabs charges. Someone may use this type of warranty threat to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt in the minds of consumers, rather than to compete on the basis of quality and price.

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ProLabs unveils multi-vendor compatible optical transceivers

ProLabs, a provider of compatible network connectivity products, has launched of a new range of optical transceivers that are designed to work with Cisco, Juniper and Arista platforms.

Whilst the functionality is similar to other optical transceivers, the EEPROM code that is loaded into a ProLabs multicode transceiver is compatible with three vendors instead of just one.

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Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang