What are Third Party Optical Transceivers and why you should buy it ?

Looking to save on Optical Transceivers costs for your Network or Data Center ? Here is a great solution that you need to consider: Third Party Optical Transceivers

What are Third Party Optical Transceivers?

First of all, let’s define what are Third Party Optical Transceivers, and the difference with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Optics.

OEM Optics refers to optics supplied and branded by the OEM, such as Juniper transceivers for Juniper switches.

Third Party Optical Transceivers are optical transceivers supplied by a Third Party Vendor that have the same specifications as the OEM optics. For example, Optech transceivers compatible with Juniper switches are Third Party Optical Transceivers.

Most of the OEM don’t manufacture their own transceivers. They work with manufacturers that add the OEM branding on their products. The same suppliers are often manufacturing their own Third Party Optical Transceivers that are compatible with OEM switches and servers.

Price, Quality and Availability

The biggest advantage of buying Third Party Optical Transceivers over OEM Transceivers is of course Price. According to Gartner, you can save up to 50% of the cost by buying them. (More in this article)

If you are afraid that lower prices implied lower quality, in this case it’s not true ! Third Party Optical Transceivers are also compliant with MSA (Multi-Source Agreement) Standards and most of the time they are the same products as OEM optics, only without the OEM branding. Quality, Reliability and Performance are equals or even better if you choose the right third party vendor such as Optech !

Third Party Optics Vendors are able to offer a larger portfolio of products than OEM. Indeed, one vendor can offer you transceivers compatible with several switches and servers brands. In addition, their transceivers are more flexible in terms of features such as the distance reach for example.

Warranty

Third Party Optical Transceivers don’t void OEM warranty. If the defect comes from the switch itself, the OEM has to support it. It the defect is due to the Third Party Optics, the OEM might not support it until change it back to OEM optics, but you can always ask help from your Third Party Vendor. Most of the time, it is due to software upgrade. Third Party Optical Transceivers don’t damage OEM equipment.

A Professional and reliant Third Party Vendor will always provide you with after sales service. They will help you with any technical problem encounter. In addition, Third Party Optical Transceivers are also under warranty and often money back guarantee.

Conclusion

The reasons why you should buy Third Party Optical Transceivers:

  • Lower price
  • Compatible with OEM equipment
  • Same quality (MSA Standards)
  • Larger selection of products
  • Warranty
  • Pre-sales & After-sales services

Third Party Optical Transceivers are becoming more and more common on the market. If you try them, you will never buy OEM optics ever again! 😉

Optech Compatible Brands

Optech Third Party Optical Transceivers are 100% compatible with all major switch brands. All products are tested on corresponding equipment before shipping.

Compatibility Matrix Available :
AlcatelAlliedAristaAvayaBrocadeCiscoDellDLinkEdgecoreExtreme, Fortinet, HPHPE, HP Blade, HuaweiIntelJuniperLinksysMoxa.
 
If you don’t find the brand or the part number that you are looking for in the below list, please contact us.

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About Optech

Optech Technology Co. Ltd was founded in 2001 in Taipei, Taiwan. The company was created with a sole purpose, to provide a wide and high quality portfolio of optical products to a very demanding and fast evolving market.

To respond to the permanent increase of IP traffic, Optech portfolio is constantly growing. Since the beginning, the company has always been up to date with the latest innovations on the market. Today, we are proud to deliver a large selection of 25G SFP28, 40G QSFP+, 100G QSFP28 and 400G QSFP-DD optical transceivers and cables.

Optech has a large portfolio of products which include optical transceiversdirect attach cablesactive optical cablesloopback transceiversmedia converters and fiber patch cords.

Through its large selection of optical products, that have a range of data speed from 155 Mbps to 400 Gbps and reach distances up to 120km, Optech products are suitable for various industries such as telecom, data centers as well as public and private networks.

Optech also has a strong experience as an OEM supplier. We put our expertise and knowledge at the service of your brand.

To ensure the quality and the compatibility of our products, every product is carefully tested before delivery to our customers. In addition, Optech obtained several certifications such as UL, TUV Rheinland, ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification. All our optical transceivers are MSA and RoHS compliant.

At Optech, we value each and every customer. We know every demand is unique. For this reason, our team of experts is glad to answer all our customers’ specific demands.

Just like data, Optech has no boundaries and will optimize your network all over the world.

For more information you can visit www.optech.com.tw or contact us at sales@optech.com.tw.