“Get a free trial of any XTEL compatible optical transceiver to test in your own network to see the many benefits of our compatible optics for yourself. For more details, simply tell us the manufacturer specific part numbers you’re interested in and we’ll get back to you promptly with details about the compatible version.”
Most of the OEMs that provide optical transceivers and other interconnection peripherals do not manufacture in house, they simply buy from specialist third parties. They then use various mechanisms such as connectivity standards, cabling types and vendor codes to try to lock the customer in. In the case of transceiver vendor codes these are characters stored within on board chips used to identify compatible hardware. If the compatible optical transceiver returns an incorrect code then the host device will not recognise it and refuse to operate or issue a warning. By law, vendors cannot stipulate that only branded parts be used within the target system in order to retain warranty validity. The threat of void warranty is a commonly sold misconception designed to protect the vendor’s sales channel and is almost never available in writing.
XTEL is rapidly becoming an authority in all aspects of MSA (multi-source agreement) standards compliant copper and fibre optic transceivers, including coding/programmeing, testing and distribution to anywhere in the world.
While some companies focus their testing programmes on a relatively narrow portfolio of ethernet related devices, XTEL maintains a suite of SDH/SONET/OTN/DWDM optical, core routing as well as traditional data centre and enterprise devices. This means that customers can rely on a company with a deep knowledge of the host product range and the most comprehensive tele/datacoms testing regime available.
XTEL offers top-quality compatible transceivers for far less than the “official” manufacturer’s branded units. Manufactured by the same facilities that create transceivers for the all major brand names and thoroughly pre-tested you get the performance and reliability you expect, but without the extra cost.
XTEL is at the forefront of compatible optical transceiver coding, testing and customisation. We provide the highest quality, 3 year warranteed and 100% compatible optical transceivers, supplied for all form factors and across all platforms including CFP, CFP2 and CFP4, GBIC, SFP, SFP+, QSFP and QSFP28, XFP, X2 and Xenpak, at a fraction of the cost of vendor branded equivalents.
We take reliability and quality even further by conducting 100% pre-testing within a simulation of the client’s host system in XTEL’s telecoms testing lab, followed by in-system testing within critical and/or non-critical parts of the client’s network to certify that our compatible optical transceivers will work in your system. This goes over and above the level of testing those OEMs and indeed other major vendors can offer because they do not have the required telecoms network equipment to hand and in some cases never actually touch the product.