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Compliance Matters

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As a leading global brand of optical network connectivity products, ATGBICS are committed to meeting all compliance and regulatory standards for our products.

ATGBICS follows all MSA’s (Multi-Source Agreements ) enabling us to provide equipment that meets the specification of the OEM at a fraction of the price.

The environmental and safety requirements of RoHS, CE, and FCC are fully met by all of our optoelectronics products. In response to global customer demand, we also supply UL certified products upon request.

Our clients can be safe in the knowledge that our products are fully compliant, rigorously tested, and guaranteed compatible.

IEEE

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Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) is a multi-vendor specification that defines the form factors and interfaces of an optical transceiver. Manufacturers adhere to MSAs to ensure interoperability and interchangeability between interface modules.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world’s largest technical professional organisation responsible for setting up standards for transceivers, supplementing MSA.

MSA standards define:

  • Form Factor
  • Mechanical Interface
  • Electrical Interface
  • Optical interface

MSA provides many benefits for the customer

  • MSA standards prevent the optical transceiver market from being monopolised by the OEMs.
  • Third-party transceiver manufacturers can provide the same functionality and quality as OEM products at a fraction of the cost.
  • Facilitates multiple buying choices providing the customer with more economical but high-quality options.
  • ATGBICS can reliably provide MSA compliant transceivers with guaranteed compatibility with OEM equipment

Find out more about our compliance to Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) standard coding practices

CE

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The letters ‘CE’ appear on many products traded on the extended Single Market in the European Economic Area (EEA). They signify that products sold in the EEA have been assessed to meet high safety, health, and environmental protection requirements. Although this is essentially an EEA certification, it is generally accepted globally. Visit https://single-market-economy.ec.europa.eu/single-market/ce-marking_en for more information.

UL

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UL is a globally recognised and accepted standard for health, safety, and environmental protection similar to CE certification. Due to global customer demand, we are pleased to advise that we can also supply UL certified products upon request, providing assurance that our products meet the safety requirements for markets around the world. Relevant certifications are IEC 62368-1 & IEC 60950-1. Visit https://www.ul.com/services/certification for more information

Important: If you require UL certified products, please ask for this when requesting a quotation or contact us to find out more.

RoHS

RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) restricts the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

The directive (EU) 2015/863 known as RoHS 3 specifies maximum levels for the following 10 restricted substances: Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate, Benzyl butyl phthalate, Dibutyl phthalate, Diisobutyl phthalate.

Since RoHS 2, this standard includes a CE-marking directive, with RoHS compliance now being required for the CE marking of products. Visit https://www.rohsguide.com/ for more information.

FCC

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The FCC certifies that the electromagnetic interference from the device is under limits approved by the Federal Communications Commission. Visit https://www.fcc.gov/engineering-technology/laboratory-division/general/equipment-authorization for more information.

For compatible optical transceivers, fibre cabling, and much more, feel free to contact us. Be safe in the knowledge that our products are fully compliant, rigorously tested, and guaranteed compatible.

Our technical team can help answer any industry-related questions and provide advice where possible.

Call +44 1202 424 518 or contact us to find out more.