The Company
Optix Communications, Inc. (OptixCom), founded in 2001, was the pioneer of compact and high density parallel optical transceivers (4-channel 10 Gb/s and 12-channel 40 Gb/s) for data storage applications. Following the evolution and standardization of optical transceiver technology in the industries, we continue to expand the product portfolio over the decade. OptixCom currently offers a comprehensive product line of optical transceivers for the optical communication and networking markets. The company is based in the United States and serves the customers globally.
Value Proposition
Service and product quality are two key values we offer to our customers. Inquiries for quote, delivery, and technical support are routinely answered in 24 hours or sooner. Our engineering even goes the extra mile to assist the design of prospective customers by discussing pros and cons, and selecting the most appropriate optical transceivers for their specific applications. The typical lead-time for product delivery is next day for stock items and 2-3 weeks for factory orders. The failure return rate of our products is less than 0.01%. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. All products are backed by the unconditional guarantee (i.e., no- hassle replacement) with the standard 1-year warranty. Custom design solutions are also available upon request.
Our Customers
North America and Europe are two major regions where OptixCom actively serves the customers of all sizes, from large multi- billion dollar corporations to small and medium enterprises. The majority of our customers are network equipment manufacturers, communication service operators, security system integrators, and others using optical transceivers for niche applications in the industrial, aerospace, and military markets. Our customers include well- known public companies as well as established businesses in the private sectors.
Market Focus
OptixCom’s optical transceivers primarily serve the datacom and telecom markets, which demand large bandwidth capacity, low interference, and highly reliable and secure optical links in their networks. The datacom market is driven by the Ethernet, Fiber Channels, and InfiniBand standards for several network applications: datacenter storage networks, local area networks, and computer networks for server farms. The typical telecom markets cover SONET, SDH, and FTTX applications. OptixCom also develops optical transceiver modules for high definition video links with DVI and HDMI standards. OptixCom's offering of the data and video optical transceiver products provides the markets with a complete solution for the rising need of bandwidth driven by the popular use of the Internet.
Optical Transceiver Products
OptixCom offers more than 300 optical transceiver products for a variety of needs. The optical transceiver is designed with high performance laser optics and photodiodes. Customers select optical transceivers based on several factors: package form factor, data rate, optical wavelength, transmission distance, optical fiber, interface connector, power budget, and operating temperature. Standard optical transceivers use two optical fibers for signal transmission and receiving. Bi-Directional (BiDi) optical transceivers use only one single optical fiber (single mode or multimode) for both transmission and receiving. The following is a summary of the product features offered by the OptixCom’s optical transceivers.
  • Form Factor: SFP, SFP+, XFP, 2x5 SFF, 1x9 DSC, GBIC, SFP/SFP+ BiDi, XFP/BiDi, 2x5 BiDi, 1x9 BiDi, DVI, and HDMI.
  • Data Rate: Our optical transceivers are designed to operate from a few Mb/s up to 10 Gb/s. Standard data rates are 155 Mb/s, 1.0625/1.25 Gb/s, 2.125 Gb/s, 4.25 Gb/s, 8.5 Gb/s, and 10 Gb/s.
  • Optical Wavelength: 850 nm, 1310 nm, 1550 nm, 1270 -1610 CWDM and DWM, BiDi optical transceivers use 1310/1550 nm, 1310/1490 nm, and 1510/1570 nm as a pair.
  • Transmission Distance: Up to 300 m for multimode fiber @ 10 Gb/s and up to 150 km for single mode fibers.
  • Optical transceivers can be coded to be compatible with Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, Alcatel, Extreme, HP, and other brand networking equipment.