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SFP type and BiDi SFP type optical modules are very popular and widely used in optical communication while CSFP (Compact Small Form-Factor Pluggable) optical transceivers are much more rare. In this article we would like to explain main difference between SFP, BiDi SFP and Compact...

It is no secret that most IT companies currently uses or has future plans to start using 3rd party optical transceivers - because of simple fact that they are much more budgetary than Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) optical transceivers. Doubts of using OEM hardware or 3rd party hardware are...

On March 2013 Cisco announced launch of it’s proprietary 100G optical transceiver module called CPAK. Unless other pluggable optic form-factors like XFP, SFP+, QSFP, CFP, CFP2/4 with are industry standard (Multi-Source Agreement MSA), CPAK is totally Cisco proprietary. What makes CPAK Different? CPAK was first transceiver using...

What does third party optical module mean in reality? It is optical module not supplied and branded by Your network equipment vendor. However, thing is that even You decide to order “original” optical transceivers, You still will get third party. Why so? – Simply, equipment...

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