Integra R&D is an innovative photonics company applying extreme physics in design to offer low cost, high bandwidth and performance products for both cable TV communications and internet data connectivity. Integra R&D also offers electronics and optical design consulting for both datacom and telecom equipment. The company specializes in cable TV and data center high bandwidth transceiver equipment typically deployed in headend optical transceivers, optical nodes, return path transceivers, and other communication equipment.
Integra R&D is a joint venture with Integra Optics - an independent provider of compatible optics equipment for the cable and telecommunication industries in the Americas. Integra Optics is headquartered in Albany, NY with a satellite manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Integra Optics founder and CEO, David Prescott, is a successful entrepreneur whose career in network technology spans over two decades. Following his nine-year service in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineer, Prescott worked as a network engineer at various telecommunications companies. Prescott’s expertise in ﬁber optics technology and his entrepreneurial spirit led to the founding of Integra Optics in 2007.
Today, Integra Optics is a leading compatible fiber optic solutions company, specializing in high-performance optical and HFC product lines. Under Prescott’s leadership, the company is enjoying rapid growth through acquisitions, R&D and geographic expansion domestically and, most recently, opening a production and sales facility in Brazil.
CK Sun, PhD
CTO, VP Research & Development
Dr. Sun has over 20 years of experience in RF optical equipment design. He holds 13 patents in the field of RF photonics technology, and has published 49 professional works. Sun is best known as the inventor of SR for low cost 10G/40Gbps in cable access networks, as well as the 1310 transmitter using coaxial lasers, resulting in a transmitter drawing less power at a lower cost to operate. This led to his company, Lightwave Solutions, being acquired by Cisco in 2007. Dr. Sun later founded TiOptics, before joining the team at Integra R&D. As the CTO and VP of Research & Development at Integra R&D, Dr. Sun leads the development of IP.