AddOn Networks Launches New High-Density Optical Transceiver
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AddOn Networks Launches New High-Density Optical Transceiver

By Patrick Beard, CTO | Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Patrick Beard, CTO

The new QSFP28-DD 2x100G transceiver from AddOn Networks, enables enterprises to overcome scaling challenges, by providing for those upgrading to a 400G PAM4 infrastructure, and at the same time is an excellent option for customers who require an interim step as they wait for a more mature solution

FREMONT, CA: Largest independent global supplier of optical connectivity solutions AddOn Networks announced the launch of its new range of optical transceivers to increase capacity on the networks with next-generation 400G capabilities. Companies across the globe are facing subjected to high pressure to deliver faster speeds and higher bandwidth due to the increasing demands for improved internet connectivity. The latest transceiver from AddOn Networks, the QSFP28-DD 2x100G, addresses these fundamental challenges by increasing network density, reducing infrastructure investments, and solving interoperability issues between current and future infrastructure.

"AddOn Networks offers compatible optical transceivers with capacities ranging from 100Mbps to 400G, which are compatible with more than 100 OEMs, including CISCO, Brocade, HP, and Juniper. The company's multi-coded solution allows it to program multiple OEMs onto a single transceiver, providing clients with multiple OEM environments with the opportunity to minimize stocking inventory to one device for spares, network growth, and future project rollouts," says Patrick Beard, CTO at AddOn Networks.

The new QSFP28-DD 2x100G transceiver from AddOn Networks, enables enterprises to overcome scaling challenges, by providing for those upgrading to a 400G PAM4 infrastructure, and at the same time is an excellent option for customers who require an interim step as they wait for a more mature solution. The transceiver also solves the crucial interoperability problems that have been experienced between legacy infrastructures and newer systems by utilizing two Non-Return to Zero (NRZ) connectors, making it wholly compatible and capable of delivering the bandwidth and speed upgrades that operators demand.

“At a time when new technologies such as 5G are driving greater traffic onto networks, it is vital that enterprises and data centers deliver high-quality, large-capacity connectivity to meet the needs of businesses and consumers,” said Beard. “Our newest transceiver enables network expansion at a multitude of levels while keeping expansion costs to a minimum – proving key to addressing the network demands of the future.”

The company's new QSFP28-DD 2x100G transceiver consists of a new high-density CS® connector and contains two 100G transceivers in one housing, enabling the subtending of two common 100G NRZ to the network. 2x100G transceivers offer flexibility for future-proofing infrastructure and allow enterprises to invest in the relieving of network bottlenecks at minimal expense. The transceiver is also interoperable with existing 100G-CWDM4, 100G-LR4, and 100G-4WDM10 transceivers. AddOn Networks was also listed as one of the Top 10 Optical Networking Solution Provider for 2020 by Enterprise Networking Magazine.

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