Media Converters Benefits
- Extend LAN Distances by Using Fiber
Copper-based Ethernet connections are limited to a data transmission distance of only 100 meters when using UTP cable. By using an Ethernet to fiber conversion, fiber optic cabling can now be used to extend this link over a greater distance of up to 80 km.
- Maintain Investments in Existing Equipment
Migrate a local network to fiber while protecting your investment in existing copper-based hardware and maintaining the existing infrastructure.
- Protect Data from Interference
Electromagnetic interference or EMI 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, ensuring optimal data transmission.
- Speeds Conversion
Convert link speeds from 10Mbps to 100Mbps or from 100Mbps to 1000Mbps.
- Reliable Data Transmission
Considering the fact that a media converter is essentially two transceivers passing data back and forth to each other, it gives you stronger access and a smaller chance of losing any connection.
Media Converters Features
SEAMLESS CONVERSION OF COPPER TO FIBER
Connect 10/100/1000/10G Ethernet to fiber segments without using crossover cables.
Allows media converters to automatically recognize the current local network's speed and adjust its own setting accordingly.
Enables you to use a Small Form-factor Pluggable transceiver (SFP), either multimode or single-mode, to link the media converter to many kinds of fiber cable.
Enables the device port to automatically detect the cable type (straight-through or cross-wired).
STANDALONE OR CHASSIS-BASED
Standalone media converters are deployed to convert one copper connection to fiber, whereas chassis-based media converters can be installed in a variety of configurations for enterprise-wide deployment.
802.3AF POE / 802.3AT POE+ SUPPORT
Power compatible PoE or PoE+ devices like access points, cameras and similar devices in areas without nearby power outlets via copper wiring.
Media Converters Portfolio
Black Box offers the largest selection of commercial and industrial media converters. Use our PRODUCT SELECTOR TOOL to help you find the right media converter for your application.
Choose from a wide variety of modular chassis-based converters and compact, standalone media converters for copper, fiber, T1/E1, and coax cable.
Designed to operate in extreme temperatures, these converters have IP-rated cases, and for maximum redundancy, many offer multiple power options.
Choose from a wide variety of managed and unmanaged modular media converters that work alone or in convenient rack mount chassis.
Bring fiber-based Ethernet to the desktop. Choose from Gigabit and super-fast 10-Gigabit PCI-E adapter cards with copper, fiber, and SFP ports.
Enterprise LAN Extension
Extend LAN reach beyond the 100-meter limit of copper CATx cabling by converting links to fiber. Fiber links enable link distances of up to 80 km.
Security & Surveillance - IP Camera Backhaul
POE simplifies installation of IP security cameras by eliminating the need for a power circuit near the installed device. POE media converters power these devices and backhaul signals to remote data centers or operations centers.
Enterprise - Wireless Access Point Backhaul
POE media converters backhaul WiFi data and power access points.
Government & Defense - FIBER to the Desk
With an existing data rate in the LAN backbone at 100Mbps or Gigabit speeds, fiber can accommodate high-bandwidth applications such as streaming media and voice over IP for more secure desktop connections.
FIber Mode Conversion
Convert fiber links from multimode to single-mode, and vice versa.