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Learn More About Optical Transceivers, Cables, Passives,
and Fiber Optics

A Look Inside the Approved Networks Test Lab

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. This means the products we ship for data centers, optical networks and service providers work right out of the box.

“...and that, boys and girls, is how it’s done!"

Brian Patton, Vice President of Engineering

Super-Charge your Data Center
with Active Electrical Cables (AECs)

We know that Direct Attach Copper cables and Active Optical Cables are plug-and-play cables that efficiently connect your network. But what's an Active Electrical Cable?

AECs are like super-charged DACs because they can do more with less. AECs are smaller and easier to install, and they allow Data Centers to upgrade their cabling without replacing equipment!

How to Get Higher Efficiency During Deployment


What is DWDM?

WDM Fiber Capacity

WDM Fiber Constrains

Multi-Mode Fiber Types Distances

CS Optical Connectors

400G: Which Form Factor?

The 5G Revolution

Evolution Of The Fiber Optics Industry

What The FEC?

Light Conversation: Cable Management

Light Conversation: Private Label Program

Light Conversation: Transceivers

Optical Transceivers

Active Optical Cables