Single fiber media converters convert an Ethernet signal to fiber optic using one strand of Singlemode fiber. These devices operate using bi-directional or reciprocal wavelengths. This means that two wavelengths are used in opposite directions on the same fiber strand for both transmitting and receiving data. VERSITRON manufactures single fiber media converters in 10/100Base commercial, 10/100Base industrial, and gigabit formats.
Beneficial Features of Single Fiber Media Converters Available at Versitron
Our single fiber media converters comply with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u Ethernet standards. Here are some beneficial features of these devices:
Our single fiber media converters can accommodate both 10/100Base or 1000Base Gigabit networks.
Auto-negotiation, auto MDI/MDI-X detection.
They can transmit and receive data on one strand of singlemode fiber.
TX and RX wavelengths are 1310 nm and 1550 nm, respectively.
These converters support full wire speed conversion.
Cost effective by consuming less power.
They have an optional MCC-14R 14-slot chassis with redundant power.
They come with a link fault pass-through function.
Distance capabilities range from 20 km to 80 km.
They come with a watchdog timer and have a buffer RAM of 128 Kb.
Operating temperature range is -5 to +60 degrees Celsius.
They can tolerate humidity without condensation from 5% to 90%.
Storage temperature range is -20 to +70 degrees Celsius.
For the store and forward mode, packet size is 100 bytes, while there is no packet size limit for the smart-forward mode.
Far end fault function.
Optional DIN rail mounting.
Industrial or “Hardened” units available
10/100TX-FX Single Fiber Converter, 1310/1550nm Singlemode, SC, 20km
10/100TX-FX Single Fiber Converter, 1550/1310nm Singlemode, SC, 20km
Applications of Single Fiber Media Converters
A media converter helps you increase the operational life of your legacy systems including wires and networks because of their signal conversion ability. Therefore, if you have to upgrade your systems or expand your network, using media converters allows you to avoid a complete overhaul of the current system, which will save time and cost. Here are some media converter application areas:
They support various communication protocols such as optical transport networks, Ethernet, and more.
You can use them to connect two distant networks where copper cables are limited to a 100 meter distance. Media converters enable copper to fiber conversion and establish a connection between the two networks.
You can use them in campuses and industries to connect multiple LANs that enable the formation of one single network.
With the help of a single fiber media converter, you can extend the connectivity of LAN to about 160 km with a 1550 nm wavelength.