Why Choose Us

Quality Assurance

Network Distributors’ Quality Management System has five components.

Supplier Management

Unlike some suppliers, ND only partners with high quality hardware manufacturers with a proven track record.

To be added to ND’s approved vendor list, a supplier must have superior design and test procedures, consistent good manufacturing processes and all industry standard certifications.

Part Qualification

Once added to our AVL, each candidate part must undergo a rigorous qualification process that tests and verifies functional performance using laboratory grade test equipment.

Next, we test each candidate part in a wide variety of OEM network equipment. Parts from multiple hardware manufacturers are tested and only the best-in-class part is down-selected to be added our stock inventory.

Application Pairing

For each individual customer order, we select the best-fit part for a specific OEM switch and application. This critical step is based on many years of experience as open optics specialists.

Subtle differences in hardware and firmware versions and software releases can affect field operational performance differently between OEM switch models. Our process corrects for these variations.

Programming and Test

The selected parts are programmed to the customer / OEM’s specification and tested in the same or similar switch and software version.

All test results are automatically recorded per serial number.

Continuous Improvement

The fifth part of ND’s QMS system is continuous improvement.

Each component of the Network Distributors’ supply chain, qualification and manufacturing procedures is analyzed and improved to reduce defects.

Our quality commitment is backed by our lifetime hardware replacement warranty.

Real World Testing

Unlike some suppliers, we don’t use generic, batch testing. Every optic we make is 100% tested in a matching OEM switch. Our extensive compatibility database enables ND to quickly program an optical transceiver to work flawlessly in a specific OEM brand, family, model or even software version.

Our experienced technicians functionally test each transceiver in the matching OEM switch to ensure that it works perfectly right out of the box. Test results of key performance parameters are automatically saved per serial number as part of our total quality control system.

Same day shipping

Network Distributors stocks over 30,000 parts, in all form factors, speeds and distances. Built for speed, our custom build production process can delivery, 100% real-world tested transceivers in less than an hour.

Our close partnerships with Federal Express, DHL and USPS allow a choice of cost-effective shipping methods. Tracking numbers are provided as soon as your order is picked up.

Custom Solutions

Network Distributors has over a decade of experience in programming all types of transceivers in almost every OEM brand. Achieving 100% real world compatibility means that we often find and fix the bugs come from hardware performance differences and OEM code versions.

Network Distributors has over a decade of experience in programming all types of transceivers in almost every OEM brand. Achieving 100% real world compatibility means that we often find and fix the bugs come from hardware performance differences and OEM code versions.

ND’s open optics specialists can help provide custom parts that exceed OEM performance specifications, are cross-compatible in multiple OEM brands or are uniquely developed for a specific network application.

Contact us today to get started on solutions designed for your network’s needs.

Lifetime Guarantee

Unlike the limited-time warrant offered by OEM brands, Network Distributors offers the original owner a lifetime hardware replacement warranty. ND will replace a part that fails when it’s be used within the product’s specifications.

To make a warranty claim, simple return the product Network Distributors. We will investigate the failure to determine the root cause (in order to prevent a reoccurrence) and send back a qualified replacement.

This warranty extends from purchase date until the replacement part becomes obsolete and is no longer commercially available.

In-Depth Knowledge

Network Distributors’ goal is to provide customers the right part for the customer’s specific application. Unlike some suppliers, we understand that optical transceivers not just a part number. Lower total cost of ownership means the right amount of bandwidth, in the right places, at the right time and at an affordable price.

ND’s has years of experience as open optics specialists creating thousands of unique solutions. We have helped our customers avoid the high cost of vendor lock-in, provided custom solutions to unique problems and coordinated delivery for large projects. We now offer custom coded optics along with matching optical open line systems for site specific bandwidth upgrade solutions.

New digital coherent technologies are just coming to market that break bandwidth barriers imposed by grey optics. Contact ND’s open optics specialists for more information on state-of-the-art bandwidth upgrade solutions designed for your network needs.