Serial to Fiber Converters

Fiber Data and Voice Link
A serial to fiber optic media converter is a device that converts serial data signals to Multimode or Singlemode fiber optic cable. VERSITRON manufactures serial to fiber media converters that handle signals such as RS-232, RS-530, RS-422, MIL-188-114A (Balanced, and MIL-188-114A (Unbalanced). Our modems are available in two different formats: Our Micromodems which are a small compact form factor and our FOM II modems which are circuit card devices.
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    What are the Beneficial Features of Serial to Fiber Converters?

    The main benefits of using a serial to fiber converter include:
    • Increased distance: Fiber optic cable can transmit data over much longer distances than copper cable, allowing serial communication to take place over much greater distances.
    • Electrical isolation: Fiber optic cable provides electrical isolation, which can be useful in environments where electrical interference or ground loops can disrupt communication.
    • High reliability: Fiber optic cable is less susceptible to signal loss and interference than copper cable, making it a more reliable choice for long-distance serial communication.
    • Scalability: Serial to fiber converters can be used to create point-to-point or multi-point serial networks over fiber optic cable, allowing for flexible and scalable communication solutions.

    Applications of Serial to Fiber Optic Converters

    Our serial to fiber optic converter are used in serial networks, long-distance networks, and high EMI environments. These are widely used for data control and communication in various applications such as the following:
    • Traffic Monitoring/Transportation
    • Manufacturing or Assembly Platforms, Industrial Automation
    • Heavy Electrical Equipment
    • Underwater data communication for submerged equipment
    • Airports
    • Healthcare
    • Defense and Military Proprietary / Confidential Applications

    Working Principle of Serial to Fiber Optic Converters

    Like any other networking device, the working principle of the serial to fiber media converter also depends on the topology into which it is integrated. Electrical to optical signal conversion and optical to electrical conversion are performed in a similar way across these devices. The working principle of serial to fiber converter will differ as per the input, output, and transmission requirements of the network. The following are two popular topologies, which are widely adopted by industrial networks across the globe. Gaining an understanding of these topologies will help you understand the workings of these devices as well.
    • Ring Mode/Topology: Ring mode/topology in serial to fiber converters refers to a type of network architecture that allows multiple devices to be connected in a loop or ring configuration. In this configuration, data flows in one direction around the loop, and each device receives and retransmits the data to the next device in the loop. This topology is also known as a ring network. Ring topology is usually employed for long-distance transmissions. It supports up to 100km transmission. Ring topology is also suited for managed serial media converters.

    • Pair Connection Mode/Topology: Pair Connection Mode/Topology refers to the way in which devices connect to each other in a network. In this mode, devices are connected to each other in a point-to-point fashion, with each device being connected to only two other devices. This creates a topology that is similar to a chain or a linear structure, with devices arranged in a linear sequence. Although effective, this topology is best suited for short distances such as 20 km networks and so on. The inputs and outputs will vary as per the connections of the output/input signal controlling unit and media converters. It is also commonly used in serial communication protocols, such as RS-232 or RS-485, where data is transmitted in a sequential manner between two devices.

    At VERSITRON, our innovative thinking and quality have helped us build a list of satisfied customers since inception. Quality control is deeply integrated in our manufacturing and stringently followed through all phases of the production process. Our contribution to your project does not simply end after the installation, rather, we provide ongoing free and unlimited technical support for all fiber data and voice links listed on this page. Are you looking for serial to fiber optic converters for your applications? We look forward to helping you select the right product to meet your needs! All of our serial to fiber optic media converters are backed with our lifetime warranty.