Starview International

Think SFP, Think Starview

Starview International is an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) of transceiver modules. Starview transceiver modules work with all major equipment vendors, and provide a cost-effective and high quality alternative to original manufacturer’s parts whilst ensuring customer’s service assurance and levels.


Transceivers for Datacom and Telecom Applications

Starview’s broad product selection and innovative technology have it the optical module manufacturer of choice for many major networking equipment vendors worldwide. Starview has taken a leading role in transforming the data communications and telecommunications equipment market from utilising discrete optical components to leveraging the design and pay-as-you-grow flexibility offered by pluggable modules.



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. Below is a short video about this product:

STARPOD – Transceiver Coding

Starview SFP, SFP+ XFP can be coded to any of the following manufacturers:

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


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. 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’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. They are capable of distances ranging from very short reach within a datacenter to campus, access, metro, and long-haul reaches. They feature outstanding performance over extended voltage and temperature ranges, while minimising jitter, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and power dissipation.  Starview transceivers are available in all of the following form factors:

  • Small Form Factor (SFP) Transceiver Modules
  • Small Form Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Transceiver Modules
  • Giga-Bit Interface Converter (GBIC) Transceiver Modules
  • XFP Transceiver Modules
  • XENPAK Transceiver Modules
  • X2 Transceiver Modules
  • QSFP Transceiver Modules
  • CFP Transceiver Modules


Starview International 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.


Starview’s Digital Diagnostics Monitoring

Starview’s XFP, X2, XENPAK, SFP, SFP+, GBIC,QSFP and CFP transceivers feature a microprocessor and diagnostics interface that provides performance information on the data link. Users can remotely monitor -in real-time- received optical power, transmitted optical power, laser bias current, transceiver input voltage and transceiver temperature of starview transceiver in the network. These digital diagnostic functions provide network managers with a highly accurate, cost-effective tool for implementing reliable performance monitoring.



Many of our customers like to order fiber optic patch cords together with the transceivers. We can supply a wide range of types, lengths and colours of cables, as well as Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables and Active Optical Cables (AOC). Ask us for more information.


Free Evaluation Units

We are so confident that you will be amazed by the price, quality and performance, that we are happy to provide free evaluation units for a 30 day trail period, so you can see for yourself how Starview transceivers can be a win-win for your business.



Starview SFP/SFP+ Brochure 

Starview XFP Brochure 

Starview X2 Brochure 

Starview XENPAK Brochure 

Starview Products Brochure 

Starview Products Catalog 

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