Cisco Optics vs. NHR Optics. What's the difference?

What's the difference between Cisco optics & NHR optics?

Nothing - unless you're talking about the price or the warranty. Did you know that Network Hardware Resale (NHR) labeled optics are identical to the ones you buy from Cisco and we guarantee the same capabilities? In fact, our quality assurance process ensures that NHR labeled optics will function identically to a Cisco original part in all Cisco devices.

New NHR labeled optics are now available for all common optics types in GBIC, SFP, XENPAK, and X2 form factors and we are so confident in the long-term performance of NHR labeled optics that we offer a lifetime warranty on all types. Why pay more when you don't have to?

Network Hardware Resale offers new 100% Cisco-compatible optics to support Ethernet, Sonet/SDH and Fibre Channel applications for all Cisco switches and routers.



Lifetime Warranty


100% Cisco Compatible

60%-90% Off List Price


Compatible with Brocade/Force10/Juniper


Available for Immediate Shipping
NHR optic


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Read our Cisco 10GbE Optics Cheat Sheet to learn all you need to know about XENPAKs, X2, XFP and SFP+.