The Intelligent Choice for Data Center Optics and Cabling

Lower your IT costs while maintaining quality. Smith is a trusted OEM-alternative source of optical transceivers.

We recognize the vital role that optics and connectivity products play in the networking and data center landscapes and take the required steps to ensure a reliable product. Smith’s entire optics product line is 100% compatible with leading network equipment providers.

Sourcing optical transceivers through a third party reduces overhead IT hardware spending. Smith utilizes the same contract manufacturers as many OEMs, providing modules that are identical in form, fit, and function.

Save up to 90% with OEM-alternative optical hardware.

Smith’s optical transceivers are manufactured in the same facilities as contract manufacturers’ are. Our certified operational processes verify that Smith’s optical products will function exactly like the OEMs’ original parts in their respective OEM devices, meaning that you never have to compromise on quality when you source with Smith.

Your OEM warranty is safe.

The Sherman Antitrust and Magnuson-Moss Act ensures that your warranty will not be affected by the use of OEM-alternative products.

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Trustworthy processes support your quality needs.

New standards in network equipment performance require increasingly stringent testing that Fortune 500, telecommunications, and data center customers worldwide can trust. Smith’s functionality and in-house testing labs verify full OEM compliance and compatibility. Certified testing procedures are a cornerstone of Smith’s success.

How can Smith meet your unique networking requirements?

Custom-programmed modules

Smith optical transceivers and other networking products are programmed in-house and can be custom-coded with client name, part number, and serial number.

Same-day shipping

Smith keeps a complete line of tested optical transceiver solutions in stock at competitive prices and ready to ship, including thousands of networking switches, routers, and servers.

Evaluation program

Smith allows you to verify the quality and reliability of our products by offering an industry-leading 30-day evaluation program.

Lifetime warranty – and safe to your OEM warranty

Smith transceivers, DACs, and fiber optic cables come with an industry-leading lifetime warranty and toll-free technical support. Federal law protects you and your rights. Smith products will not void your OEM warranty, and they present zero service-level risks.

In-system tested and quality-assured product

All Smith optical transceivers are tested within their intended system at our in-house environmental test lab. Using a Shenick test and measurement system, which provides comprehensive performance analysis on modules during emulated application flows, we verify our optical transceivers’ OEM capability.

An industry-leading, reliable source for optical transceivers

Smith’s return and failure rates for optical transceivers are the lowest in the industry. The return rate on modules shipped is .010% (1 in 9,890). The failure rate on modules deployed in the field is .0029% (1 in 33,600).

Support across all industries and product form factors

Smith supports customers across many sectors, from the data center to the server room. We can provide the specific optical solutions you need to manage your assets. Solutions are available in virtually every form factor – ranging from 100 MB to 100 GB.

Resources

Learn more about Smith’s optical transceivers and how we can support your IT needs.

Data Center Configuration Guide
Optical Transceivers Specifications Guide
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Gartner Research

Smith transceivers support the following:

3Com | ADTRAN | ADVA | Aerohive | Alcatel | Allied Telesis | Alvarion | Arista | Aruba | ASUS| Avaya | BLADE Network Technologies | Brocade | BTI | Calix | Ceragon | Check Point | Chelsio | Ciena | Cisco | D-Link | Dell Delta | ECI Telecom | Enterasys | Extreme | F5 Networks | Finisar | Fluke Networks | Force10 | Fortinet | Foundry | FTTX | Fujitsu | Gigamon | H3C | HP | Huawei | IBM | Intel | JDSU | Juniper | Linksys | Marconi | Mellanox | Meraki | MRV | NETGEAR | Nokia | Nortel | Nutanix | OPLINK | Overture | Palo Alto | Pannaway | Planet | RAD Group | Redback | Riverbed | Riverstone | Sixnet | SMC | Sun | Sunrise Telecom | Tejas Networks | Telco Systems | TP-Link | Transition Networks | TRENDnet | Ubiquiti | XKL | Zhone | ZTE | Zyxel

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