ProLabs is a leading provider of optical network infrastructure and connectivity products including transceivers, direct attach cables, active optical cables, media converters, multiplexers, demultiplexers and fibre optic patch leads.

Carrying a lifetime warranty, ProLabs’ top-quality OEM-compatible transceivers are standards-based and comply with the MSA (Multi-Source Agreement). Fibre optic and copper (both single-mode and multi-mode) transceivers range from 100BASE-FX to 100Gb.

ProLabs has also recently released the world’s first multicode transceiver meaning ISPs and Telco’s can benefit from fully coded compatibility with three different vendors in just one optical device! The specially coded EEPROM means the transceivers can seamlessly communicate with vendor devices from Cisco, Juniper, ADVA, Ciena, Arista to name a few.

Hardware Distribution strives to help its customers avoid vendor lock-in by offering multi-vendor solutions. The compatibility of ProLabs’ products across numerous vendors and 20,000 systems supports this multi-vendor approach.

The fast and responsive service we rely on from ProLabs also means we can deliver solutions to our customers when we say we will without fear of being let down by our supplier.

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Optical Transceivers

Optical Transceivers

Compatible Optical & Copper Transceivers

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 100Gb products and cover optical and copper transceivers such as GBIC, SFP, Xenpak, X2, XFP, SFP+, QSF and CFP.

Direct Attached & Active Optical Cables



These are often used for data centre short reach interconnects. They are terminated with transceiver-style ends to be used in the same ports where optical transceivers can be used. Protocol independent, they can support a variety of data rates including Ethernet, Infiniband and Fiber channel.

Multicode Products

Multicode Products

Multicode Compatible range

ProLabs have developed a range of multicode optical transceivers, compatible with three vendors: Cisco, Juniper and Arista. Our optical transceivers work across SFP 1G and SFP+ 10G, over SR/SX, LR/LX and ER/EX distances.

Mini Media Converters

Mini Media Converters

Optical connectivity solutions

ProLabs range of mini media converters (MiMC) can help to reduce space with their compact size. If used in a cabinet, 12 MiMCs can be used in a 1U rack space. The MiMC come with SFP or fixed connecters. DIP switch on the back lets the user change between 100base and 1G, as well as LFPT functions.



Passive CWDM/DWDM networking

Multiplexing 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.

Fibre optic cables

Fibre optic cables

Expertise flows through every fibre

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

Industry Standard

Industiral Grade Transeivers

Pushing the boundaries of fibre further

ProLabs provides an extensive range of industry-standard transceivers. ProLabs range consists of 1G and 10G transceivers, compatible with a range of vendors and includes a life time warranty with all products.

OTDR Testing


Network performance with OTDR

ProLabs' EON-NSV-OTDR is a cost-effective device specifically designed to allow for not just OTDR testing of the underlying optical circuit, but also the Layer-2 and Layer-3 services that may be running over it.

Operating with both Layer-2 and Layer-3 addressing, ProLabs' EON-NSV-OTDR contains custom hardware for the generation of test traffic, loop-back (by packet-level Source/Destination address swapping) and analysis, to industry-standard test profiles including RFC 2544, ITU-T Y.1564 and RFC-5357 (TWAMP).


The ProLabs solution

ProLabs FTTX products are addressing the challenges posed by operating FTTX networks. ProLabs has long provided an alternative to OEM transceivers that allow service providers the benefits the benefits of a large stocking position, a 100% compatibility guarantee and being cost effective.

ProLabs full suite of GPON and gigabit Ethernet FTTH products includes compatibility with leading platforms including Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent, and Calix, as well as many other OEM platforms.

Service Providers need a full tool box for truly maximise investment in FTTX networks. ProLabs has partnered with our customers to be on the forefront of providing solutions to help our customers maximise their FTTX infrastructure. ProLabs WDM and bidirectional transceivers offer service providers the flexibility to increase capacity and bandwidth over existing fibre assets.

ProLabs Product Overview

ProLabs complete compatibility solutions. Offering customers a variety of products tailored to their requirements.

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Why do we partner with ProLabs?

  • Quality – At the forefront of technology development, coding, testing & customisation.
  • Industry leading warranties – Lifetime advanced replacement warranties.
  • Compatibility – 100% compatibility with over 40 vendors and 20,000 systems.
  • Cost effective – Up to 70% cheaper than mainstream brands.

Transforming Network Connectivity

ProLabs offer an extensive and expanding range of optical transceivers and connectivity solutions to meet the needs of your environment

Start your transition to non-OEM with high quality, fully compatible optical transceivers and complimentary products from ProLabs.


All ProLabs optics are rigorously tested, and coded for your specific requirement, in their own facilities in the UK and have a proven failure rate of just 0.03%, which is significantly better than published OEM figures. ProLabs performs applications testing on new products and has built up an impressive inventory of equipment from all the major vendors which ensures that their optics are 100% compatible.


All optical transceivers and products, including custom built applications, are truly plug and play, and can be coded to be compatible with over 50 vendors and 20,000 systems. ProLabs customers typically make savings of over 70% when compared with equivalent OEM products supplied through the channel. We deliver ProLabs products to over 40 countries on a monthly basis and in most cases, provide a next day service to satisfy our customer’s needs.

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