Starview Starpod Enables Reprogramming of SFP/XFP Optics

Starview Starpod enables SFP/XFP transceivers to be reprogrammed to be compatible with most major manufacturers, which allows resellers  complete flexibility on how you order, stock and use SFP and XFP pluggable transceivers.

The Starview Programmable Optical Device (STARPOD) is designed to allow the user to reprogram Starview transceiver modules (typically SFP/ SFP+ and XFP) in the field. This flexibility in being able to reprogram the transceiver module on the fly allows the user to use the module with equipment from multiple leading vendors, including Cisco, Juniper, and HP.


This allows resellers to have complete flexibility on how to order, stock and use SFP and XFP pluggable transceivers.  Using the STARPOD, even for only a few transceivers, soon covers its cost.

Carry Less Stock

Using Starview transceivers allows resellers to keep less stock as instead of keeping stock for each manufacturer, resellers can keep stocks of Starview Transceivers and program them to be compatible with each manufacturer as they are needed. Starview transceivers can even be ordered pre-configured to be compatible with a particular vendor and can then be reprogrammed later.

Starview transceivers can be programmed to be compatible with all of the following manufacturers:

  • Juniper
  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Extreme Networks
  • Force 10
  • Huawei
  • HP
  • H3C
  • Arista Networks
  • Transition Networks
  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • BTI
  • Intel
  • EXFO
  • JDSU
  • ATI
  • Tellabs
  • Nortel Networks
  • Netscout
  • Adtran
  • Brocade
  • Ericsson
  • RAD
  • Avaya
  • NSN
  • VSS Monitoring
  • Gigamon
  • Cyan


Starview’s products are fully compliant with Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH/OTN and PON standards and operate at data rates up to 100 Gb/s. SVI provides customers with a reliable and quality product which had undergone stringent inspection according to industry standard specifications. Starview transceivers conform to a number of international quality standards including all of the following:

  • ISO9001:2000
  • GR-253-CORE
  • ITU-T G.957
  • SFF-8472
  • Class 1 Laser Safe
  • EMI Emission below FCC Class B
  • UL, FCC, TUV and ROHS6 Certified
  • SFP MSA Compliant
  • IEC 60825 and IEC 60950 compliant
  • Ethernet 802.3 compliant
  • CE Mark

Starview’s Optical Transceiver Pluggable Modules possess a superb strength of compatibility and excellent performance. Despite extremely competitive pricing, there is no compromise on the quality of the product, and all modules undergo stringent quality control.

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