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Product Data Sheets (pdf)...DB9 Mini Converters

Black Box Explains…Fiber Ethernet adapters vs. media converters.

When running fiber to the desktop, you have two choices for making the connection from the fiber to a PC: a fiber Ethernet adapter or a media converter like our... more/see it nowMicro Mini Media Converter.

Fiber Ethernet adapters:

  • Less expensive.
  • Create no desktop clutter, but the PC must be opened.
  • Powered from the PC—require no separate power provision.
  • Require an open PCI or PCI-E slot in the PC.
  • Can create driver issues that must be resolved.
  • May be required in high-security installations that require a 100% fiber link to the desktop.

  • Media converters:
  • More expensive.
  • No need to open the PC but can create a cluttered look.
  • Powered from an AC outlet or a PC’s USB port.
  • Don’t require an open slot in the PC.
  • Plug-and-play installation—totally transparent to data, so there are no driver problems; install in seconds.
  • The short copper link from media converter to PC may be a security vulnerability.
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    Product Data Sheets (pdf)...Synchronous Modem Eliminator (SME-4M) for RS-232

    • Manual... 
    • Industrial-Grade USB Hub User Manual
      User Manual for the ICI207A & ICI208A (Version 1)

    • Manual... 
    • USB 2.0 Hub Manual
      Manual for the IC147A-R3 and IC148A

    Product Data Sheets (pdf)...ISA Cards

    • Manual... 
    • USB Ultimate Extender over Single-Mode Fiber (4-Port) User Manual
      User Manual for the IC406A (Version 2)

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