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PoE Media Converters

PoE poweredmedia converters not only allow users to extend an Ethernet signal over fiber optic cable but also provide power to remote devices such as IP security cameras, wireless access points, VoIP phones, and other networking equipment. Our PoE media converters function as PSE devices, which stands for 'Power Source Equipment' technology. This functionality is designed to deliver power to the powered devices (PDS) through the network cable. We offer PSE PoE converters as 10/100/1000Base devices, available in both commercial and industrial formats.

How Does a PoE PSE Media Converter Work?

The diagram below illustrates how the PoE media converter facilitates a connection from a Fiber Switch to an IP security camera. The media converter converts the fiber coming to it from the switch using an SFP module. The converter is placed near a convenient AC or DC power source. After the fiber to Ethernet conversion is performed, the cat5 or cat6 cable (UTP) carries both data and power to the security camera. When the link is completed, the security camera signal is secure using fiber optic conversion and is successfully powered by the PoE media converter, therefore making the use of an external power supply unnecessary.

How to choose the right PoE Media Converter?

Our PoE fiber media converters are fiber to copper linking devices that transfer data in the form of light pulses over a fiber optic cable. At the same time, they can transfer power to various powered (PD) devices connected to the network, such as IP cameras, IP phones, wireless access points etc. Fiber to Ethernet media converters are available in various configurations and capacities with or without PoE. At times, it may be challenging to select the device for your project. Here are some pointers that may be helpful when selecting media converters with PoE functionality:

  • The type of media converter and whether you require PoE would depend on the application requirement, size of the network, geographical areas it encompasses, and more. PoE is especially essential if your network is connected to a surveillance system, wherein the cameras are placed in a remote outdoor area, where power sources are not readily available.
  • You would require PoE media converters with fiber conversion in situations where a user is merging fiber optics with your existing legacy network.
  • Depending on the type of network you have, decide on the number of ports you require. In case of fiber media converter ports, there is an RJ45 Ethernet port and an SFP port available. If more Ethernet or Fiber ports are necessary, it would be beneficial to consider a PoE Switch.
  • Data rate is also an important factor to be considered. The most common data rates are 10/100mbps and 10/100/1000mbps. The speed and signal strength do not vary much in case of fiber optics, unlike Ethernet networks.
  • Depending on the transmission distance, you can choose single mode or multimode media converters. Single mode is preferred for long distances.
  • If you have a harsh operating environment, opt for an industrial media converter with PoE. These are designed to function at elevated temperatures or extremely cold temperatures and are resistant to various industrial and environmental parameters.

Beneficial Features of PoE Media Converters Provided by VERSITRON

A fiber to copper media converter with PoE technology helps bridge the gap between two network types while delivering power to all connected PoE compliant devices including IP cameras. Our PoE powered media converters enable quick signal conversion between copper to fiber optic cable and helps extend the signal integrity in noisy environments. They support remote copper port link monitoring as well. Here are some reasons why you can reliably choose a VERSITRON PoE Media Converter:

  • VERSITRON’s PoE media converters help bridge the gap between different types of networks while supplying electric power to remote network devices.
  • Support 10/100Base and 10/100/1000Base Ethernet.
  • They ensure cost-effective media conversion between 10/100/1000 Base TX ports and 100/1000 Base FX ports.
  • Our PoE media converters are made in the US using high quality components and processors.
  • These PoE fiber converters are compatible with almost all major brands of switches and routers.
  • Our SFP-compliant PoE PSE media converters assure full wire speed performance and impose no limit on packet sizes.
  • Provide direct media conversion for gigabit copper and fiber.
  • They have bi-directional communication and have additional mounting options as well.
  • All of our PoE media converters assure the best conversion latency.
  • These devices are provided with a comprehensive range of configuration options such as TP Mode, TP Duplex, TP Speed, Link Fault Pass Through, and Auto Status Report.
  • Our PoE media converters with fiber assure proven standards of network interoperability and compliance.
  • At VERSITRON, we provide free and unlimited technical support on all of our products.
  • Lifetime Warranty on all products.
  • Operable in different working environments and temperature grades to meet your specific application requirements.
  • You can easily combine data and power in your network and also improve the operational efficiencies with our proven PoE media converters with fiber.
Model Description RFQ
M7260PA2 10/100/1000 PoE/PoE+ PSE to 100/1000 SFP
MF7260P 10/100/1000TX-FX PoE/PoE+ Industrial Converter, SFP Slot

PoE Fiber Media Converter Applications

These are some application areas of our PoE powered media converters:

  • IP cameras
  • Surveillance systems
  • Remote access through wireless connectivity
  • Smart home devices connected across buildings or gated communities
  • With fiber to IP cameras connectivity through a PoE fiber media converter, one can establish connectivity with remote cameras and extend the transmission distance
  • With fiber to wireless access points, you can extend the distance of wireless networks to more than 100 meters that is the limit for UTP cables
  • With fiber to the desktop, you can connect to several desktop devices that are distantly connected and fall in high-security zone.

Quality and Warranty

VERSITRON is committed to the quality of its PoE media converters and hence implements rigorous quality control and testing procedures to ensure their quality and functionality before they are delivered to customers. As with all VERSITRON products, our PoE media converters have a lifetime warranty. Please refer to our warranty statement for a detailed explanation regarding warranty claims and procedures. Along with seamless data transmission over single mode or multimode fiber and irrespective of the type of network or cables, you can now power your PoE devices without any additional power supplies. VERSITRON offers PoE fiber media converters in various configurations, and we can also help you select the correct device based on your application requirements. Do you wish to buy a performance-driven fiber to copper media converter with PoE for your next project? You can call us at (1-800-537-2296) or open up a chat. We would be delighted to speak with you!