These new fiber optic transceivers are MSA-compliant and compatible with most switch and router platforms. They represent a wide selection of form factors, distances supported and data rates. Form factors offered are GBIC, SFP, SFP+ and XFP. Distance options range from 220 meters to 120 kilometers, and three transmitter wavelengths are available — 850 nm, 1310 nm and 1550 nm. Operating data rates cover 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps.
Other options include Single-mode or Multimode optics and latching LC or non-latching SC connectors. Most of these new transceivers were designed to withstand extreme temperatures found in many industrial applications.