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QSFP28-ZR4 in stock!

Extend your distance and budget
with Approved Networks QSFP28 ZR4!

Capable of distances of up to 80Km without the need of Forward Error Correction (FEC) in most major platforms, the 100G ZR4 can be a logical alternative to our more expensive coherent solution while allowing customers to utilize the popular QSFP28 port found in the majority of network switches.

Single Mode Fiber Types
and Impact on Reach

Not all single-mode fiber is created equally. Knowing what type of single-mode fiber you have in your network is important. Is it SMF-28, TrueWave ™️, MetroCore ™️, LEAF ™️, or something else? There are several key areas to be aware of. These fibers can all be spliced together, so it is important to know if you have links that are mixed or all the same type.

OnePort Programmer
Saves Time and Money

Approved Networks transceivers, DACs and AOCs can be coded with speed and efficiency no matter where you are. The OnePort programmer from Approved Networks is conveniently small and portable with proprietary software that is both intuitive and easy-to-use. OnePort takes the complexity out of coding, whether programming a single transceiver or an entire batch.

A Look Inside Our Test Lab

with Brian Patton,
Vice President of Engineering

In this video, Brian Patton, Vice President of Engineering, gives the history of the Approved Networks fiber optic lab and testing facility in Lake Forest, California, and you’ll get a look at the state-of-the-art operations it is today. You’ll also meet our Technicians and QC Staff who run transceivers, fiber optic cables, passives, switches and more through their paces.

We are NEBS Certified!

Approved Networks optical transceivers have undergone and passed the Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) compliance test through Intertek, the industry leader in quality assurance testing.

Our optical transceivers were put through extremes to ensure they can withstand maximal temperature, vibration, and humidity for continuous network integrity in the harshest environments.

Active Electrical Cables:
For Next Generation Networks

Issues in the Data Center are consistently looking to both increase and streamline connectivity while seeking ways to reduce costs. One of the recent advancements is the new Active Electrical Cables (AECs) from Approved Networks that can improve your servers and network efficiency. By connecting 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports to the 400 Gigabit Ethernet network in short reach, you can gain cost-effective throughput.

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