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Linksys Helps Smbs Build Fast, Reliable Backbones Between Servers and Buildings


New Offering of SFP/SFP+ Transceiver Modules Provide a Cost-Effective Way to Expand and Connect Networks as Organizations Grow


Irvine, CA – January 28, 2014 Linksys® today announced the new line up of SFP/SFP + (Small Form Factor Pluggable) transceiver modules for its line of smart and managed switches. The four new SFP/SFP+ modules available in 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps and provide distances of up to 10 kilometers. The new offering extends Linksys Business portfolio to more than thirty solutions purpose built solutions for the small and medium business.

The Linksys SMB SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) transceiver modules are accessories for smart and managed switches that can extend the connection distance beyond the 100-meter limit of the RJ45 port—up to 10 kilometers for single-mode modules and 300 to 500 meters for multi-mode modules. The SFP+ module supports data rates up to 10 Gbps. This simple, universal, plug and-play module accessory for Linksys and compatible switches will allow customers to build a fast, reliable backbone between servers and buildings.

Steven Lin, Director of Product Development said, “Businesses are looking for a cost-effective way to expand and connect their networks as their organization grows. Typical Ethernet connections using RJ45 become unreliable at longer distances, and managing them can be difficult and costly. Our new SFP modules help provide businesses with a reliable and cost effective solution to managing RJ45 networks over great distances.”

The new SFP/SFP+ Transceiver modules feature:

  • Up to 10 Gbps connection speed
  • Easy to configure and operate
  • Plug and play
  • Hot swappable
  • 5-year warranty

The new transceiver modules are compatible with the Linksys lineup of Smart and Managed Switches available today.

Pricing and Availability

The Linksys SFP/SFP+ Transceiver Modules are available now through major Distributors and Resellers. SMBs and resellers can find a participating distributor at our website: http://www.linksys.com/en-us/business/find-a-distributor

Product Number






1 Gbps, up to
500 m, for MMF optical fiber

1 Gbps, up to
10 km, for SMF optical fiber

10 Gbps, up to
300 m, for MMF optical fiber

10 Gbps, up to
10 km, for SMF optical fiber






The Following Linksys SMB Smart and Managed Switches are compatible with the new SFP/SFP+ modules:

Linksys SMB Smart and Managed Switches:

LGS318/LGS318P, LGS326/LGS326P, LGS528/LGS528P, and LGS552/LGS552P

  • LACGSX (1000Base-SX SFP Transceiver)
  • LACGLX (1000Base-LX SFP Transceiver)

Linksys SMB Managed Switches:


  • LACGSX (1000Base-SX SFP Transceiver)
  • LACGLX (1000Base-LX SFP Transceiver)
  • LACXGSR (10GBase-SR SFP+ Transceiver)
  • LACXGLR (10GBase-LR SFP+ Transceiver)

About Linksys
The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class technology, design, and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit www.linksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.



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