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Media converters are simple devices used to connect two devices or LANs that are not entirely relatable, due to different speeds, operation types, modes or media types (twisted pair, fiber, coax). They are most commonly used to insert fiber segments into copper networks. Media converters also:
Break the 100-meter distance limit of CATx cable and utilize fiber links to reach distances of up to 80 km and convert link speeds from 10 Mbps to 100 Mbps or from 100 Mbps to 1000 Mbps.
Migrate a local network to fiber while protecting your investment in existing copper-based hardware and maintaining your existing infrastructure.
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.
A media converter is essentially two transceivers passing data back and forth to each other, so it gives you stronger access to and a smaller chance of losing any connection.
Connect 10/100/1000/10G Ethernet to fiber segments without using crossover cables.
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.
Power compatible PoE or PoE+ devices like access points, cameras and similar devices via copper wiring.
Enables the device port to automatically detect the cable type (straight-through or cross-wired).
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.
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.
Provide secure, high-performance LAN connections from the data center to desktops with fiber. Highly reliable with unsurpassed bandwidth, speed
PoE media converters backhaul Wi-Fi data and power access points.
Extend LAN reach far beyond the 100-meter limit of copper CATx cabling by converting links to fiber. Fiber links enable link distances of up to 80 km.
Convert fiber links from multimode to single-mode and vice versa.
Talk to one of our networking specialists to help you choose the right media converter for your application.