Ethernet Optical Fiber Media Converters Unmanaged and Managed
Ethernet optical fiber media converter is a two-way transparent bidirectional converter that provides Ethernet optical data signals. Through the optical fiber transmission line, it breaks the restrictions of transmission distance of 100 meters. And the Ethernet network coverage has greatly extended.
Copper-based Ethernet connections are limited to a data transmission distance of only 100 meters. While by using an Ethernet to fiber conversion solution, it can now extend over a much greater distance.
An Ethernet to Fiber Media Converter can also be used where there is high level of electromagnetic interference. Or EMI which a common phenomenon find in industrial plants. This interference can cause corruption of data over copper-based Ethernet links. Data transmitted over fiber optic cable however is completely immune to this type of noise. An Ethernet to Fiber Optic Converter therefore enables you to inter-connect your copper-Ethernet devices over fiber ensuring optimal data transmission across the plant floor.
By utilizing Ethernet to fiber media converters, the benefits of fiber optic cabling can now realized for copper–based Ethernet infrastructures.
Benefits of Ethernet to Fiber Optic Converters
- Protects your investment in existing copper Ethernet-based hardware
- Provides you with the flexibility to add fiber on a port-by-port basis
- Enjoy the benefits of fiber without have to make wholesale changes
- Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet to multi-mode or single mode
- Ethernet to fiber and fiber back to Ethernet links
- Create copper-fiber connections with fiber switches
Media Converters for Ethernet to Fiber Links
The copper transceiver used in an Ethernet-Fiber Converter transforms the signal from a UTP / RJ45 Ethernet link to one that can used by a fiber optic transceiver. Media converters can connect to various optical fiber cable such as single/multi-mode or single strand fiber cable. Options exist for many distances to suit the needs of a particular Ethernet to fiber application. And, fiber interface connectors can be dual ST, dual SC, dual LC or single SC type.
Ethernet to Fiber Media Converter models that best suited for enterprise and Service Provider applications, offer an on-board processor that continuously monitors that both the copper and fiber connections are up. This functionality, generally referred to as “Link Pass-Through“, monitors the state of the link to the end devices and to ensure that each end-point knows whether the entire link is up or not. Some media converter products do not have this intelligence and simply “nail up” the link even though the remote copper device may be down or the fiber link broken. With Link Pass-through functionality available in all ForTronix Ethernet to Fiber Optic Converters, the network’s SNMP management system can alerted when a fault occurs so that corrective action can take place.
The most common type of Ethernet-Fiber Converter is one that is a standalone device (managed or unmanaged) with its own power adapter. They convert fixed speed Fast Ethernet, Gigabit or rate converting 10/100/1000 UTP links to 100Base-FX or 1000Base-X fiber connections. Where a large density of media converters are required, chassis-based systems are also available. Besides, these rack mountable units can house up to 16 managed or unmanaged media converter modules providing redundant power for AC and 48V DC environments. Other Ethernet to Fiber Media Converter options include:
- SFP Media Converters with pluggable fiber optic ports for use with MSA compliant SFPs.
- SFP Optical Transceivers for use with equipment that support MSA compliant SFPs
- PoE Media Converters to provide PoE PSE power injection over UTP Ethernet
- Industrial Temperature Media Converters for equipment in -40C to +75C operating temperatures
With the overall layout of the skeleton type development of optical fiber technology and optical fiber network initially formed, the fiber has become the most reliable and best means of communication for various kinds of data communication, people began to use industrial data communication equipment to the original network through optical fiber. ForTronix’s FT Ethernet-Fiber Converter Series is one of the most complete solutions in media conversion. The RJ-45 port on this device can auto-negotiate 10/100 Mbps or 10/100/1000 Mbps duplex mode and auto-MDIX. Better than a regular converter, the FT Series has switching capability that is able to filter traffic and record MAC addresses. Additionally, these media converters backed by a ForTronix.com.cn one year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
ForTronix offers an extensive choice of full-featured Ethernet to Fiber Media Converter solutions. And choose ForTronix for the right product to meet your fiber conversion project needs.
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