A small form factor pluggable, otherwise known as an SFP, are transceivers which are hot-swappable with a wide variety of industry standard cages and connectors. The popularity of SFPs can be attributed to their ability to provide high speed performance in a compact module.
Typically, a small form factor pluggable is used for data rates up to 4Gb/s and DWDM, this includes tunable versions. Both SFPs and SFP+s, an enhanced SFP, transceivers are completely interchangeable, allowing for them to be easily and effectively utilised in a wide range of applications. In addition, the electrical interface to the host board is a serial interface.
Compatible SFPs are unbranded alternatives to those produced by leading manufacturers such as Avaya or Cisco. The primary, and often only, difference between compatible SFPs and their branded counterparts is the price. Typically compatible SFPs are substantially cheaper than their branded counterparts.
Sometimes, especially with people who are new to compatible SFPs, this difference in price causes scepticism as to the performance ability of compatible SFPs compared to their branded equivalents. We wish to assure you that this scepticism is unfounded. To demonstrate, our compatible SFPs are actually sourced from the same international laboratories and ISO 9001/ 14001 manufacturing facilities as are used by the globally leading brands. This allows us to provide you with compatible SFPs that provide the same high levels of performance and efficiency as their branded counterparts.
One way in which we demonstrate the high quality of our range of SFPs is through the inclusion of a lifetime guarantee on all of the products included within our product range. This lifetime warranty covers your purchase against the unlikely occurrence of manufacturer defects or component failure. Under normal operating conditions, component failure is unlikely. However in the event that it does occur we will provide you with a full refund or a replacement, depending on your preference.
We stock compatible SFPs that are able to support different speeds, including 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. Included within our range of SFPs are transceivers which are compatible with the hardware manufactured by the following brands:
For further information about our extensive range of compatible SFPs that can support a variety of operating speeds and are compatible with the hardware of the overwhelming majority of leading manufacturers, please contact a member of our customer service team. Our team can be reached by phone on 08442 160 160, or by email by clicking here.