Advantage Optics was established in 2005 by a team having decades of optical experience and with a focus on providing transparency for Federal Agencies in the way they specify and purchase optical interconnect solutions.

Federal IT budgets are under more pressure now than ever before. Bandwidth and performance requirements continue to increase for complex large-scale voice, video, and data applications while cost saving initiatives and security are key factors in choosing vendors. Advantage Optics has been shipping high volumes of the highest performing transceiver technology into some of the largest, most-demanding, Federal networks for many years. We provide industry-leading performance while delivering deep budget savings in optical interconnect equipment cost; reducing overall network equipment expenditures by as much as 25%.



Advantage Optics transceivers meet or exceed all performance and reliability criteria set out in the applicable IEEE, ANSI, and MSA standards. In addition, Advantage Optics transceivers are the only brand-equivalent transceiver to meet the stringent standards for deployment in the Federal Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) network.


Advantage Optics in many ways can be considered the ‘poster child’ to drive brand-equivalent savings within current and future Federal Government networking initiatives. The savings and performance provided by the company are impressive.

Four-Star Vice Admiral, Jerry Tuttle (Ret.), who during his career was responsible for major networking deployment across all branches of the Department of Defense.

Our full line of transceivers:

  • Meet or exceed all performance and reliability criteria set out in the applicable IEEE, ANSI, and MSA standards.
  • Engineered in the U.S. for the highest level of networking and plug-and-play operations support and compatibility to major networking vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, and Brocade.
  • Designed for diagnostics and traceability within the network and through the supply chain with over a dozen different key performance parameters measured.
  • Provide a broad range of technology including DWDM, CWDM, full-duplex, intermediate reach options, among others.
  • Drive down lifecycle cost through generational support of all key optical technologies and eliminate “forced upgrades” often required by OEMs.

Case Study


Government Changes Years of Buying Behavior Due To Transceiver Value

The U.S. Federal government plans for the long-term. When the government begins a major new initiative, the goal is to build infrastructure that will last for decades without obsolescence. This was certainly the goal for a major new networking initiative embarked upon by one of the branches of the military in early 2009. At that time, they were looking at their need for deploying next-generation communication and intelligence infrastructure that would carry them through the mid-21st century.

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