GigaTech Products Active Optical Cables (AOC)

GigaTech Products provides high quality Active Optical Cables for network, server, and storage systems. These cables are specifically coded to be 100% compatible with the original manufacturer hardware. Each product is subject to in depth qualification and testing to ensure that it will perform to the demands of rigorous technology environments. All items are manufactured using the highest quality components and covered by a Lifetime Warranty.

Flexibility & Options

• 10G/25G/40G/100g Solutions
• Custom lengths up to 100M
• Breakout Capabilities

Plug & Play Simplicity

• Single component
• No maintenance required before use
• Hot-pluggable footprint

Cost Advantage

• Less expensive than using separate transceivers & fiber cables
• Lower power consumption

Factory Terminated

• Terminated and tested for 100% compatibility

AOC are used for directly connecting ports between active equipment such as switches, routers, servers and storage devices. When considering the use of active optic cabling for a particular cabling infrastructure application, one must weigh the advantages and disadvantages as well as understand where they fit in your network infrastructure.

End of Row Deployment

In the EoR (End of Row) Network design, each server in individual racks are directly connected to a common EoR Aggregation Switch, without connecting to individual switches in each rack. Longer cables are required to connect the chassis switch to each server. Being that active DACs reach their limit at 10 meters, AOCs are the best option for EoR configurations since they can run up to 100 meters and take up much less space in the cable management

Standard and Non-Standard Lengths: Not all networks are built the same. While most OEMs offer lengths in standardized intervals, these do not always meet the requirements for a neat and clean data center environment. GigaTech stocks all common lengths as well as a number of unique lengths. These can also be built in customized lengths to the inch for the most discerning requirement.

Dual-Coding Options: Connecting two different manufacturer’s systems together can be complicated. Cisco coded AOC will not work properly when connected to an Arista switch. Juniper coded AOC will not be recognized in an HP server. GigaTech can code each AOC connection to allow for mixed OEM environments.

GigaTech Products AOC cables are manufactured and coded to perform identically to the switch manufacturer original optic. We code each item to be compatible with the intended system and latest software release to ensure reliability. Through our ability to code all of our optics in house, GigaTech can create custom coded AOC solutions that OEM manufacturers do not supply.

Meets or exceeds all quality certification standards

The quality and standards of our hardware is one the base foundations of GigaTech Products. All of our components comply with MSA (Multi-Source Agreement) output standards and, in many cases, excel beyond those certification standards. Every transceiver we produce is tested on active network devices to ensure they comply with OEM equipment and are verified to be plug-and-play and do not require work arounds.