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Solid media conversion
• Extend your network over fiber.
• Feature popular fiber interfaces at value prices.
• Choose from 10-/100-Mbps converters or Gigabit converters.
• Transparent to data.
• Plug-and-play installation.
• Diagnostic LEDs for easy troubleshooting.
• Link-fault passthrough alerts you to “silent failures” on the fiber side.
• SFP model accepts standard SFPs, enabling you to adapt the interface to your requirements.
• Auto MDI/MDI-X on all copper ports.
Optional chassis increases versatility
• Use media converters as standalone devices or in a 14-slot rackmount chassis.
• Powered chassis can accommodate an optional hot-swappable redundant AC power supply.
» Pure Networking Media Converters Data Sheet.
» Black Box Explains…Media Converters.
» Media Converters White Paper.
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Extend a Gigabit network up to 15 kilometers over single-mode fiber.
Use an SFP to adapt this converter to virtually any fiber interface.
Extend your network up to 20 kilometers over single-mode fiber.
Extend a Gigabit network up to half a kilometer over multimode fiber.
Extend your network up to 2 kilometers over multimode fiber.
Rackmounts and powers up to 14 Pure Networking Media Converters.
Add a redundant power supply to the Pure Networking 14-Slot Rackmount Chassis.
Affordable, dependable converter interfaces for your 10-/100-Mbps Ethernet network.
Affordable, dependable converter interfaces for your Gigabit Ethernet network with shortwave fiber connections.
Affordable, dependable converter interface for your Gigabit Ethernet with long-wave fiber connections.
Affordable, dependable converter interfaces for your Fast Ethernet single-strand applications.
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Media converters interconnect different cable types such as twisted pair, fiber, and coax within an existing network. They are often used to connect newer Ethernet equipment to legacy cabling. They can also be used in pairs to insert a fiber segment into copper networks to increase cabling distances and enhance immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Traditional media converters are purely Layer 1 devices that only convert electrical signals and physical media. They don’t do anything to the data coming through the link so they’re totally transparent to data. These converters have two ports—one port for each media type. Layer 1 media converters only operate at one speed and cannot, for instance, support both 10-Mbps and 100-Mbps Ethernet.
Some media converters are more advanced Layer 2 Ethernet devices that, like traditional media converters, provide Layer 1 electrical and physical conversion. But, unlike traditional media converters, they also provide Layer 2 services—in other words, they’re really switches. This kind of media converter often has more than two ports, enabling you to, for instance, extend two or more copper links across a single fiber link. They also often feature autosensing ports on the copper side, making them useful for linking segments operating at different speeds.
Media converters are available in standalone models that convert between two different media types and in chassis-based models that connect many different media types in a single housing.
Standalone converters convert between two media. But, like a small apartment, they can be outgrown. Consider your current and future applications before selecting a media converter. Standalone converters are available in many configurations, including 10BASE-T to multimode or single-mode fiber, 10BASE-T to Thin coax (ThinNet), 10BASE-T to thick coax (standard Ethernet), CDDI to FDDI, and Thin coax to fiber. 100BASE-T and 100BASE-FX models that connect UTP to single- or multimode fiber are also available. With the development of Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps), media converters have been created to make the transition to high-speed networks easier.
Chassis-based or modular media converters are normally rackmountable and have slots that house media converter modules. Like a well-planned house, the chassis gives you room to grow. These are used when many Ethernet segments of different media types need to be connected in a central location. Modules are available for the same conversions performed by the standalone converters, and 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-FX, and Gigabit modules may also be mixed.
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