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ProLabs Product Range

ProLabs is challenging OEM dominance to become the largest and most innovative independent player in the global, mid-tier, optical network products market. We are changing the data centre and networking mindset, setting a higher standard for products, services, technology and cost.

ProLabs is an ambitious industry challenger. We are passionate, with an uncommon devotion to customer service and aggressive product development. ProLabs is the only provider in our market offering customisation and lifetime product warranties.

Transceivers

Transceivers

Broader Compatibility Giving You Greater Reach
While most optical transceivers are defined by standard bodies or Multi-source Agreements (MSAs), many optical switch and transport OEMs add information in the DOM that require match or the transceiver is not interoperable.

DACs and AOCs

Direct Attach and Active Optical Cables
Often used for data centre short-reach interconnects, Direct Attach, Active Copper and Active Optical Cables (sometimes called DAC, ACC and AOC respectively) are an indispensable part of any network.

Media Converters

Our media converters maximise your network capabilities.

ProLabs is a leader in offering solutions for optical connectivity. When connecting copper to fibre, or single mode fibre to multimode fibre networks, ProLabs offers complete solutions that seamlessly integrate these disparate networks.

Multiplexers

Passive CWDM and DWDM Networking
Multiplexing offers the customer a high density, scalable fibre solution. Rather than investing in more fibre, it allows an increase in the fibre bandwidth by carrying multiple signals down an individual fibre connection.

Fibre Patch Cables

Expertise flows through our every fibre
Fibre optic cables and technology has revolutionised the way in which information is transmitted across the globe.
Transceivers

ProLabs Offers Top-Quality Transceivers with Lifetime Warranties

ProLabs offers an extensive range of optical and copper transceivers to fit your requirements. All transceivers are standards-based and comply with the MSA (Multi-Source Agreement). Transceivers range from 100BASE-FX to 40Gb products and cover optical and copper transceivers such as GBIC, SFP, Xenpak, X2, XFP, SFP+ and QSFP.


The ProLabs Seven Main Product Sets within the Transceivers Range

GBICs

(Gigabit Interface Converter): Standard transceivers, commonly used with Gigabit Ethernet and fibre channel.

GBic

SFPs

(Small Form Pluggable): Available in different ranges using the following wavelengths 850nm, 1310nm, 1550nm. There are also Bi-Directional variants. They are available with capability for data rates up to 4.25 Gbit.
sfp2

XFPs

Transceivers with capability for data rates up to 10 Gigabits.

xfp1

X2s

Transceivers with capability for 10 Gigabit data transfer.

x21 

Xenpaks

Transceivers with capability for 10 Gigabit data transfer.

xenpak1

SFP+

Transceivers with capability of 10 Gigabit data transfer.

sfp plus

QSFP

Transceivers with capability of 40 Gigabit data transfer.

QSFP 1


ProLabs also offers WDM Solutions

CWDM and DWDM transceivers available in GBIC, SFP, XENPAK, X2, XFP and SFP+. Within these six product ranges, ProLabs offers the following categories:


GBIC & SFP

  • Copper - 1000BaseT
  • SX - Short Haul (range up to 500metres)
  • LX - Long Haul (range up to 10kms*)
  • ZX - Extended Reach (range up to 70kms)
  • EZX - Extended Reach + (range up to 120kms)


XENPAK, X2, XFP, SFP+

  • Copper - CX4 Modules
  • SR - Short Range (range up to 300metres)
  • LR - Long Range (range up to 10kms)
  • ER - Extended Reach (range up to 40kms)
  • ZR - Extended Reach + (range up to 80kms)
  • LX4 - Extended Reach + (range up to 300metres)

(*Depending on what type of fibre is being used: Multimode or Singlemode)

Direct Attach Cables

An introduction and Comparison of Direct Attach Cables, Active Copper Cables and Active Optical Cables

Cables are often used for data centre short reach interconnects. They are terminated with transceiver-style plugs to be used in the same ports where optical transceiver are used. Protocol independent, can support Ethernet, Infiniband, Fiber channel, etc.

ProLabs range of Direct Attach Cooper Cable Assembly are based on 40G Ethernet IEEE 802.3ae standard and fully compatible with a number of vendors.

Cables can be divided into 3 families:

  • (DAC) Copper Direct Attach Cable
  • (ACC) Active Copper Cables
  • (AOC) Active Optical Cables
  • Customers will be able to use high quality, low latency end to end solutions.
  • Ability to mix and match OEM vendor brands to suit your budgets and needs.
  • Customers will be able to treat the transceivers separately enabling compatibility at both ends of DAC cable, regardless of switch vendor.

Product Features
  • True Plug & Play (no scripts or work-around in OS)
  • No minor alarms or “unsupported transceiver” messages
  • Full compliance with the latest Multi Source Agreement (MSA)
  • Full DOM/DDMi functionality identical to OEM
  • Factory Tested and Field Partner verified compatibility
  • Applications Specific EEPROM Code Support

- Supports OEM quality ID Features (i.e. Cisco, Brocade, Juniper, Mellanox)
Media Converters

ProLabs Media Converters

A Flexible, Cost Effective Media Converter Tool for Copper to Fibre Connection

ProLabs has introduced this new product to be a true multi-rate device, supporting 10/100/1000 on the copper side and 100/1000 (dependant on SFP) on the fibre side. By inserting the relevant SFP pluggable optic the network can be extended over fibre, even where bidirectional or specific WDM wavelengths are required.

ProLabs 10/100/1000 media converter represents excellent value, offering a robust product with flexibility to the network engineer and covered with a 3-year warranty.


MC-1500 15-Slot Media Converter Chassis

  • MC-1500 - ProLabs
  • The MC-1500 media chassis allows the connectivity of up to fifteen Ethernet/Fast Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Converter in one chassis.

 


MC-PRO-1000-LX - ProLabs - fibre media converter - 1 Gbps

  • MC-PRO-1000-LX - ProLabs
  • Part Code: MC-PRO-1000-LX
  • Device Type: Media converter - SFP (mini-GBIC) / RJ-45
  • Bundled with: 1000Base-LX LC SM 10km SFP
  • Form Factor: External
  • Cabling Type: 10Base-T, 1000Base-LX, 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-ZX, 100Base-FX, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T

MC-PRO-1000-LX40 - ProLabs - fibre media converter - 1 Gbps

  • MC-PRO-1000-LX40 - ProLabs
  • Part Code: MC-PRO-1000-LX40
  • Device Type: Media converter - SFP (mini-GBIC) / RJ-45
  • Bundled with: 1000Base-LX LC SM 40km SFP
  • Form Factor: External
  • Cabling Type: 10Base-T, 1000Base-LX, 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-ZX, 100Base-FX, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T

MC-PRO-1000-SX - ProLabs - fibre media converter - 1 Gbps

  • MC-PRO-1000-SX - ProLabs
  • Part Code: MC-PRO-1000-SX
  • Device Type: Media converter - SFP (mini-GBIC) / RJ-45
  • Bundled with: 1000Base-SX LC MM 550m SFP
  • Form Factor: External
  • Cabling Type: 10Base-T, 1000Base-LX, 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-ZX, 100Base-FX, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T

MC-PRO-1000-SX2 - ProLabs - fibre media converter - 1 Gbps

  • MC-PRO-1000-SX2 - ProLabs
  • Part Code: MC-PRO-1000-SX2
  • Device Type: Media converter - SFP (mini-GBIC) / RJ-45
  • Bundled with: 1000Base-SX LC MM 2km SFP
  • Form Factor: External
  • Cabling Type: 10Base-T, 1000Base-LX, 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-ZX, 100Base-FX, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T

MC-PRO-100-FX - ProLabs - fibre media converter - 1 Gbps

  • MC-PRO-100-FX - ProLabs
  • Part Code: MC-PRO-100-FX
  • Device Type: Media converter - SFP (mini-GBIC) / RJ-45
  • Bundled with: 100Base-FX LC MM 2km SFP
  • Form Factor: External
  • Cabling Type: 10Base-T, 1000Base-LX, 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-ZX, 100Base-FX, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T

MC-PRO-100-LX - ProLabs - fibre media converter - 1 Gbps

  • MC-PRO-100-LX - ProLabs
  • Part Code: MC-PRO-100-LX
  • Device Type: Media converter - SFP (mini-GBIC) / RJ-45
  • Bundled with: 100Base-LX LC SM 15km SFP
  • Form Factor: External
  • Cabling Type: 10Base-T, 1000Base-LX, 1000Base-SX, 1000Base-ZX, 100Base-FX, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T

MC-PRO-10G-SFP - ProLabs MC-PRO-10G-SFP - fibre media converter - 10 Gbps

  • MC-PRO-10G-SFP - ProLabs
  • Part Code: MC-PRO-10G-SFP
  • Device Type: Media converter - SFP+ / RJ-45
  • Form Factor: External
  • Cabling Type: Fibre optic, 10GBase-LR, 10GBase-ER, 10GBase-SR, 10GBase-ZR, 10GBase-T, CWDM, DWDM
  • Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps
Multiplexers

ProLabs offers a highly versatile CWDM or DWDM, passive, multiplexing solution.

multiplexerMultiplexing offers the customer a high density, scalable fiber solution. Rather than investing in more fiber, it allows an increase in the fiber utilization by carrying multiple signals down an individual fiber connection.

ProLabs offers:

  • CWDM integrated mux/demux (1-2-4-8 channels 20nm spaced) and individual mux or demux (8 and 18 channels)
  • DWDM integrated mux/demux (2, 4, 8, 40 channels, 100GHz spaced) mux/demux
  • CWDM & DWDM integrated single fiber mux/demux (4 and 8 channels)
  • CWDM and DWDM Optical Add & Drop multiplexers (1, 2, 3 , 4 channels), units designed to add and drop channels in intermediate nodes without demultiplexing all the channels
  • CATV mux/demux

All ProLabs units can be inserted in a 4 slots 1RU chassis (WDM-CH-4X1U) or 24 slots 4RU one (MUX-24X4U-CHASSIS). Several ProLabs multiplexers are equipped with PASS ports to allow cascading of multiple units or MONITOR ports to allow in intrusive monitoring of the quality of the signal.

Fibre Cables

fibre cablesFibre optic cables and technology has revolutionised the way in which information is transmitted across the globe.

Here at ProLabs we supply:

All major core sizes and lengths
Extensive stock holding for next day delivery
Simplex, Duplex, Multi-core, Armoured, Gel-filled
Customised cable solutions
Tooling supplies
Lifetime warranty on all fibre optic cables


ProLabs Fibre Optic Patch Leads

ProLabs supplies a large range of fibre leads in many different lengths in OM1, OM2, OM3 & OS1 fibre.

Speed Distance

 

 300m

 500m

 2000m

100Mb/s

OM1

OM1

OM1

1000Mb/s

OM2

OM2

OS1

10000Mb/s

OM3

OS1

OS1


Fibre Cable Selection Guide

  • SC Connector
  • FC Connector
  • LC Connector
  • E2000 Connector
  • ST Connector
  • Escon Connector
  • MTRJ Connector
  • MU Connector
  • SMA Connector
  • FDDI Connector

Bespoke Lengths Available on All Connection Types

 


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