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AO ProVantage brand-equivalent transceivers and cables ProVantage

OEMs

  • Arista
  • Brocade
  • Cisco
  • D-Link
  • Extreme
  • F5
  • Intel
  • Juniper
  • Meraki
  • Netgear
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Ruckus
  • Solarflare

Data rates

  • 100 Mbs
  • 1 Gbps
  • 10 Gbps
  • 25 Gbps
  • 40 Gbps
  • 100 Gbps

Form factors

  • AOC
  • DAC

AO Provantage:
the Federal / Military transceiver specialist

We support a full line of TAA compliant optical transceivers and active cables with traceability.

Our supply chain consists of hand-picked, industry-leading component manufacturers. We bring you the identical technology OEMs use at a fraction of the cost.

QSFP28

Available in 100Gb/4x25Gb

The 100GBASE QSFP modules allow a wide variety of 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options for data center, enterprise, and service provider applications. InterOptic 100G QSFP modules are supported on a comprehensive suite of switches and routers.

QSFP+

Available in 40Gb/4x10Gb

40GBASE QSFP+ is a hot-swappable input/output device that plugs into a 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP port, linking the port with the fiber-optic network and is 100% compatible for all OEM networking product lines. A full range of power/range options are available.

SFP+

8G-32G

100% OEM compatible 10Gbps SFP+ transceiver supporting all short, intermediate and extended length ranges. This device is auto-sensing and full duplex working on multi- or single-mode fiber as applicable.

X2

10G

100% OEM compatible X2 transceiver with range of distances supported across multi-mode and single-mode fiber. This device is compatible with all X2 slots supported for a range of OEM manufacturer router and switch platforms.

XFP

10G

100% OEM compatible small form factor XFP transceiver is a hot-swappable optical interface device that plugs into a high speed data port, linking the switch port to the network over multi-mode and single-mode fiber. XFP connects a 10GB Ethernet port to multi-mode optical fiber via a duplex LC type connector.

SFP

1G-4G

100% OEM compatible SFP 1G-4G transceiver supporting all short, intermediate and extended length ranges. This device is auto-sensing and full duplex working on multi- or single-mode fiber as applicable. This device is compatible with major OEM platforms.

Compatibility

Our products are engineered to be 100% plug-n-play compatible. This requires a complete understanding of the operation of the devices in the OEM platform. Far more than passing traffic, it includes proper initialization, query response, troubleshooting, optical monitoring, and proper display in the OEM or third-party operations systems. With nearly 500 products, we support all major OEM switch and router platforms that include:

What is traceability?

Traceability is not a term heard often in the data equipment world. The reason why is because data companies grew out of university networks and laboratories and these environments historically placed little emphasis on mission-critical traffic. In contrast, resilient, high-availability networks are a deep part of our heritage at Advantage Optics. Back in the early 1980s, our executives were engineering and leading teams who designed high-performance switching equipment that exhibited “six nines” availability. Beyond that, Advantage Optics understands serviceability and supportability of large network designs. For decades, AO team leaders deployed high-speed optical systems in some of the largest networks worldwide. Processes for troubleshooting, isolation, hot-swapping, hot-standby and load sharing are considered when we build our customer service and support teams. We realize as Enterprise and Government networks become more complex and approach the size of global Service Providers, all components in the network need to be able to support more advanced IT serviceability standards. We are far ahead of the competition in this area. By working with our suppliers to conduct individual component testing, they provide us history of this testing throughout their supply and manufacturing processes. We then match our final product assembly and coding to every serial number and product that goes out of our U.S. facility. There have been numerous times we have been asked by our large customers to help them trace problems in their network. Although this is nearly never a transceiver issue, our customers are impressed that we can give them exact history of our devices and they appreciate the expertise we provide in analyzing any anomalies in their optical network operation.

Volumes

What good is achieving savings over OEM product if you cannot meet supply demands? We have special arrangements with the top optical component manufacturers and can deliver quantities in line with the largest OEMs.

In addition, our supply chain supports peak intervals where we have produced tens of thousands of transceivers under accelerated lead times to meet our customers’ needs.

Delivery Times

Our delivery times consistently meet or exceed those of the OEM. We work with you to deliver to your forecasts and can manage our supply chain for just-in-time drop shipment to your installation sites. For key initiatives, we often undertake pre-buying and inventory management to share risk with our customers.