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.
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.
CableLabs is spearheading efforts to develop a proposal that uses coherent optics to dramatically boost the capacity of hybrid fibre coaxial networks, reports Andy Extance
Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017