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.
Fast Ethernet Fiber Media Converter - UTP to 100Base-SX - ST Multimode, 2km, 850nm
This product supports IEEE802.3UI 100Base-Tx/Sx protocol, as well as full duplex and half duplex mode. The transmission media adopts Cat5 twisted-pair with typical length of 100 meter. It features the function of automatically identifying the through line and cross wire (10/100M).
In conformity to IEEE 802.3 10Base-T standard and IEEE 802.3u 100Base-Tx/Sx. Max. 2M buffer memory built in chip. Back pressure flow control for full duplex IEEE802.3 X and half duplex. Automatic identification of MDI/MDI-X cross line. High performance 1.4Gpbs memory bandwidth. In conformity to safety code of FCC and 15 CLASS A and CE MARK.
Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Media Converter - UTP to 1000Base-SX - SC Multimode, 550m, 850nm
The Media Converter complies with IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.3AB Standards. It is designed to convert data signal between 10/100/1000Base-T and 1000Base-SX fast Ethernet. It supports 10/100/1000Base-T and 1000Base-SX applications. The data signal converted by such high performance media converter can be transmitted up to 550 meters maximum over multimode fiber.
The Converter is equipped with two fiber optic connector ports (One for transmitting-TX and another for receiving-RX) and one RJ-45 Jack and one external power supply receptacle. Six LED indicators are built-in for easy diagnosing and monitoring the status of power, Unshielded Twisted Paired (UTP) Link, UTP Activity, Fiber Link, Fiber Activity, Full duplex and data rates. It can be configured automatically for Full Duplex or Half Duplex operation.
It is compact, cost-effective, low dissipative, high reliable and stable. It can be used in standalone applications, or Rack-Mounted applications where multiple media converters can be inserted into a rack-mount chassis (up to 16 units), and allowing all the converters to be powered by a single internal power supply.