Compatible Optics

Connect without Compromise

Migrations to 10G, 25G, 40G, and even 100G are becoming commonplace, driving network engineers to OEM compatible, carrier-grade optics to maximize current infrastructure, solve real-world problems, and speed deployment times.

Walker supports the increasing need for compatibles with a full roster of manufacturers that offer optical knowledge, in-house coding, and rigorous testing capability. We offer over 10,000 individual SKUs that cover virtually all form factors and compatibility with over 100 OEMs.

These products are a strategic resource to satisfy unique requirements. They represent handpicked, well-respected partners who deliver superior quality, uncompromised choice, and carry extensive inventories to meet even the tightest timeframes.

Walker will assist you in navigating your options using the same expertise you've come to expect from our network engineers.


Carrier-Grade & Mission Critical

Our customers benefit from an improved total cost of ownership without sacrificing quality.

Network applications call for carrier-grade compatible optical transceivers to multiply bandwidth up to 40x, without laying or leasing new fiber.

Mission-critical intra-rack, top of the rack, rack-to-rack, and switch to server connections are optimized using interoperable, multi-vendor DAC/AOCs.

Partners & Portfolio

If you currently use compatibles or are exploring the fit, Walker can help. We offer over 10,000 individual SKU’s that cover virtually all form factors and compatibility with over 100 OEMs.


  • Form factors: SFP, SFP+, X2, XFP, SFP28, QSFP+, CFPx, and QSFP28. Direct Attach (DAC and Active Optical Cabling (AOC)
  • Data rates: 100MB to 400GB
  • Media types: Single-mode and multimode fiber, and copper

DAC and AOC cables are available with custom lengths, breakouts, and multi-vendor capabilities.