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Approved Networks

The Most Trusted Name in Optical Networking

Approved Networks is a proud brand of Legrand in the Data, Power, and Control Division. We have provided cost-effective, high-performance optical solutions to a global network of Fortune 500 Enterprise, Data Center, and Service Provider partners for 25 years. Approved earned our reputation as the industry authority on OEM alternative optical networking connectivity through a commitment to technical engineering, stringent quality standards, extensive testing capabilities, and dedicated customer service and support – before, during, and after deployment.

Over 10,000 customers in more than 40 countries trust Approved Networks’ transceivers, DACs, AOCs, and passive solutions to light their networks. We do this on time and on budget with an unwavering focus on quality and reliability.

All Approved Networks transceivers are tested for compliance, performance, and compatibility in our state-of-the-art testing facilities. Compatible in over 90 OEM Systems, including Arista, Cisco, Juniper, Avaya, HP, Nokia, Intel, Adtran, Ciena, and more.

Approved Networks’ Passive DAC and Passive DAC Breakout cables are the preferred way to interconnect inside server racks, especially for high-speed links from 10G, 25G, 40G, 56G, 100G, 200G, to 400G. This includes hyper-scale, enterprise, storage, and many high-performance computing installations. All DAC cables are tested in our state-of-the-art facilities to ensure complete signal integrity, performance, and compatibility.

Approved Networks’ AOC and AOC Breakout cables are compatible with over 80 OEM system vendors. Available in 10GB, 25GB, 40GB, 56GB, 100GB, 200GB, and 400GB data rates with multiple form factors in both standard and breakout solutions for Ethernet, InfiniBand, Omni-Path, SDR, DDR, QDR, and Fiber Channel interconnects.

Approved’s Active Electrical Cables (AECs) provide affordable 400G QSFP-DD and OSFP interconnections for data center and ISP applications and are ideal for NIC-to-ToR and DDC applications extending distance and enabling speed-shift and breakout solutions not possible in other cable types.

Approved Networks transceivers, DACs, and AOCs can be coded with speed and efficiency no matter where you are. OnePort takes the complexity out of coding, whether programming a single transceiver or an entire batch. Code/recode transceivers, DACs and AOCs for over 90 OEM systems and data rates from 1 to 100G, and much more.

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