designs and manufactures electronic components and subsystems for use in harsh environment networking equipment applications. The company provides optoelectronic components
and subsystems for short and intermediate reach (1 meter to 20 kilometer) harsh environment optical networks, including optical network switches, optical enterprise and storage area networks (SAN' s) and tactical optical access networks. These active optical subsystems integrate the functions of optical transceivers into the natural structure of a passive optical connector. Network equipment designers receive the benefits of reduced printed circuit board space allocated to discrete electro-optic devices, reduced fiber cabling requirements and most importantly - enhanced system link budgets - since four relatively high loss optical interface points can be removed from each system link.
Moog Protokraft's patented core technology enables robust optical transceivers to be packaged directly into cylindrical or rectangular connector shells. These optical transceivers are optimized for Fast Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, Serial FPDP and InfiniBand networking applications. Protokraft optoelectronic components offer numerous cost, performance and reliability advantages to harsh environment network equipment system designers:
Eliminate intra-enclosure fiber optic cable assemblies and disconnects
High speed signals remain in the electrical domain inside the system chassis
Reduce weight, space, energy consumption and improve overall system reliability
Reclaim up to 3.0dB (up to 42%) of optical link budget from interconnection losses
Protokraft is privately held and located in the scenic Tri-Cities region of Northeastern Tennessee.