Fiber media converters, also known as fiber transceivers or ethernet media converters,
are simple networking devices that make it possible to connect two dissimilar media
types such as twisted pair such as Cat 5 or Cat 6 cable with fiber optic cabling.
They are important in interconnecting fiber optic cabling-based systems with existing
copper-based, structured cabling systems. Fiber ethernet media converters support
a variety of communication protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit
Ethernet, as well as multiple cabling types such as twisted pair, multi-mode and
single-mode fiber optics. Fiber media converters can connect different Local area
network (LAN) media, modifying duplex and speed settings. For example, switching
media converters can connect legacy 10BASE-T network segments to more recent 100BASE-TX
or 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet infrastructure. For example, existing Half-Duplex hubs
can be connected to 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet network segments over 100BASE-FX fiber.
When expanding the reach of the LAN to span multiple locations, fiber transceivers
are useful in connecting multiple LANs to form one large campus area network that
spans over a wide geographic area.
Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Media Converter - UTP to 1000Base-SX - SC Multimode, 550m, 850nm
This Fiber Transceiver / Media Converter converts data signal between 10/100/1000Base-T and 1000Base-SX Gigabit Ethernet. Maximum transmission distance 550 meters over multimode fiber (50/125 micron, 220m over 62.5/125) @ 850nm. Duplex SC Connector. (More Info)
Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Media Converter - UTP to 1000Base-ZX - ST Singlemode, 80km, 1550nm (DFB)
This Fiber Transceiver / Media Converter converts data signal between 10/100/1000Base-T and 1000Base-LX/ZX Gigabit Ethernet. Maximum transmission distance 80 kilometers over duplex singlemode fiber (9/125 micron) @ 1550nm (DFB). Duplex ST Connector. (More Info)