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  • LGC5300 Series Industrial Gigabit Ethernet Media Converters, with PoE, User Manual
    User Manual for the LGC5300A, LGC5301A, LGC5302A (Version 1)
 
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  • PoE PSE Gigabit Media Converter User Manual
    User Manual for PoE PSE Gigabit Media Converter (1)
 

Product Data Sheets (pdf)...Layer 1 Gigabit Media Converters


Black Box Explains…SFP compatibility.

Standards for SFP fiber optic media are published in the SFP Multi-Source Agreement, which specifies size, connectors, and signaling for SFPs, with the idea that all SFPs are compatible with... more/see it nowdevices that have appropriate SFP slots. These standards, which also extend to SFP+ and XFP transceivers, enable users to mix and match components from different vendors to meet their own particular requirements.

However, some major manufacturers, notably Cisco®, HP®, and 3Com®, sell network devices with SFP slots that lock out transceivers from other vendors. Because the price of SFPs—especially Gigabit SFPs and 10GBASE SFP+ and XFP transceivers—can add significantly to the price of a switch, this lock-out scheme raises hardware costs and limits transceiver choices.

Many vendors don’t advertise that SFP slots on their devices don’t accept standard SFPs from other vendors. This can lead to unpleasant surprises when a device simply refuses to communicate with an SFP.

Another game that some vendors play is to build devices that accept open-standard SFPs, but refuse to support those devices when SFPs from another vendor are used with them.

The only way around this “lock-in” practice is to only buy network devices that accept standard SFPs from all vendors and to buy from vendors that support their devices no matter whose SFPs are used with them. Questions? Call our FREE Tech Support at 724-746-5500. collapse

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  • PCI Fiber Adapter, 1000BASE-SX, 64-/32-Bit Manual
    Manual for LH1660C-SC, and LH1660C-LC (Version 1)
 
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  • 100 Mbps Compact Media Converter
    Installation and User Guide (Dec-06)
 

Product Data Sheets (pdf)...FlexPoint RS-232 to Fiber Converters

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  • Gigabit PoE+ PSE Media Converter QSG
    Quick Start Guide for the LPS535A-SFP (Version 1)
 

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  • 100 Mbps Economy Crossover Media Converters
    Installation and User Guide (Feb-02)
 
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