Media Converters For All Applications

10/100 and 10/100/1000 Media Converters Now Available Online!

Media converters are devices that enable connection and conversion of signals between copper and fiber optic cables. These devices convert light signals to electronic signals or vice versa. VERSITRON provides a wide range of media converters for all applications. Our selection features a wide range of PoE and industrial media converters. If you are looking for a line of fiber optic media converters that you can absolutely count on, you have come to the right place.


Types of Media Converters Offered by VERSITRON

Our products can be found all over the world in critical military and sensitive commercial applications. What do you need?


Industrial Media Converters Offered by VERSITRON

Do you wish to install media converters in humid, cold, ambient, vibration prone, or electrically noisy environments? If yes, perhaps you may need any of these ruggedized industrial media converters.


VERSITRON’s Power over Ethernet Media Converters

If you have applications requiring products with power over ethernet (PoE) capability, you may be interested in our new:


All products listed above are available in both standalone and rackmount versions, and carry a lifetime warranty.

Established in 1958, VERSITRON remains committed to providing exceptional quality and top notch service.


VERSITRON’s 10/100 Base Double Duty Ethernet Media Converters

With the 10/100 "Double-Duty", you can now "select" from one of the following 3 settings for your standalone or rackmountable products and customize your network with only one product at the flick of a switch.

  • 10/100 auto-sensing
  • 10baseT to 100baseFX fixed
  • 100BaseTX to 100BaseFX fixed

The M27xSA "Double-Duty" also comes with 2 new features:

  • LED status for remote TP port monitoring
  • FEFI (Far End Fault Function) for indication of a link failure on the transmitting path of the FX receiving circuitry.

These converters are standalone devices, but they can also be installed in 14-slot rackmount chassis. In addition, the M727XSA boasts options of long-haul optics with distance capability up to 90km.

Furthermore, you can count on the "Double Duty" to provide the following:

  • Complies with IEEE 802.3 10BaseT and 10BaseFL
  • Complies with IEEE 802.3 100Base-TX and 100Base-FX
  • Extends network span to 90km
  • Provides UTP-to-Fiber media conversion
  • Interoperable with 100baseTX, 10BaseT switches
  • Supports 10/100M dual speed on TP connections
  • Transparent to 802.1Q VLAN tagged packets
  • Supports desktop and center chassis mounting

In addition, the M272xSA 10/100 TX-100FX supports a wide range of fiber options. These include:

  • ST, SC Connectors
  • Multimode fiber, singlemode duplex fiber, singlemode fiber
  • Short haul, Medium haul, Long haul fiber connections

VERSITRON’s 1000 Base Triple Duty Ethernet Media Converters

If you need a media converter that can do 1000Base-T fiber speed for short and long distances (1000Base-SX, 1000Base-LX) in addition to 10/100 speeds, the "Triple-Duty" M7260A is the one you are looking for. This product makes use of GBIC module technology and allows you even more flexibility.

Some of its features include:

  • Auto-negotiation With Link Partners
  • Jumbo packets up to 9K Bytes
  • High efficiency SRAM for packet buffer
  • Auto MDI/MDI-X

As with the "Double-Duty", these converters are also available as standalone units or may be rackmounted.

Another addition to VERSITRON'S product line is the M7275S-xSFxA 10/100TX-100FX single fiber media converter. Able to transmit and receive over one fiber, this product can cut your cable bill in half. Like the "Double-Duty", it has 3 setting options, 10/100 autosensing, 10base fixed, 100base fixed.

  • Complies with 802.3u 10Base-T
  • Complies with 802.3u 100BaseT and 100BaseFX
  • Extends network span to 80 km
  • Interoperable with 10BaseT, 100BaseTX switches

For harsh environment applications or for applications that must perform in EMI/RFI prone manufacturing facilities, we are pleased to offer our new industrial products for our 10/100Base (MF727xS). These industrial offerings support:

  • full wire speed conversion
  • low power consumption
  • DIN rail mounting and panel mounting
  • wide range of DC power inputs
  • choice of power connections

The MF7250, M7260A "Triple Duty", and M7260PA "Triple Duty" with PoE capability also makes use of GBIC module technology.

VERSITRON also has a line of managed fiber optic switches to fill your fiber connection needs. Choose from our 5-port, 6-port, 7 port, 8 port, 16-port, 24-port or our popular modular "pick a port" gigabit switch.


An Overview of Media Converters

Media converters work as transceivers, where they convert the electrical signals from copper unshielded twisted pair (UTP) network cabling into light signals in fiber optic cables. The fiber optic cables are used in applications where the network length needs extension beyond the transmission distance of copper cables. Copper to fiber converters enable long distance connection between two network devices with copper ports using fiber optic cables. Media converters are widely deployed in data centers, government, enterprise, and telecom applications.  


Media Converters Product Selector Table:

SKU

Configuration

Copper Ports

Copper Speed

Fiber Port

Fiber Speed

PoE

Fiber Type

Conversion Type

M7273SA

Copper to fiber

1

10/100 Mbps

1

100 Mbps

Multimode ST

10/100 Base TX to 100 Base FX

M7274SA

Copper to fiber

1

10/100 Mbps

1

100 Mbps

Multimode SC

10/100 Base TX to 100 Base FX

M7275S-2A

Copper to fiber

1

10/100 Mbps

1

100 Mbps

Singlemode SC

10/100 Base TX to 100 Base FX

M7260A

Copper to fiber

1

10/100/1000 Mbps

1

1000 Mbps

Multimode, Singlemode or Single fiber

10/100/1000 Base-T to 1000 Base X

M7275S-2SFAA

Copper to fiber

1

10/100 Mbps

1

100 Mbps

Singlemode SC

10/100TX - 100 FX

MF727xS*

Copper to fiber

1

10/100 Mbps

1

100 Mbps

Multi-Mode ST or SC, Single-Mode SC

10/100 TX to 100Base-FX

MF7250*

Copper to fiber

1

1000 Mbps

1

1000 Mbps

Multi-Mode ST or SC, Single-Mode SC

1000Base-T to 1000Base-X

MF727xS2*

Copper to fiber

1

10/100 Mbps

2

100 Mbps

Multi-Mode ST or SC, Single-Mode SC

10/100Base-TX to 100Base-FX

M7250P

Copper to fiber

1

1000 Mbps

1

1000 Mbps

Multimode, Singlemode fiber

1000BASE-T to 1000BASE-SX/LX

M7260PA

Copper to fiber

1

10/100 Mbps

1

1000 Mbps

15.4W

Multimode, Singlemode fiber

10/100/1000Base-TX to 1000Base-FX

M727xSP

Copper to fiber

1

10/100 Mbps

1

100 Mbps

Multimode, Singlemode fiber

10/100BASE-TX to 100BASE-FX

M720D

Fiber to Fiber

0

 N/A

2

100 Mbps - 1000 Mbps

Multimode to Singlemode

100/1000Base MM Fiber to/from 100/1000Base SM Fiber

MCC-14R

Chassis

*Industrial Rated


How Do Media Converters Work?

All VERSITRON’s media converters – be it copper to fiber converters or fiber to fiber converters, work as Layer 2 switching devices or physical layer switching devices. These devices receive signals from twisted pair copper cables and convert them to light pulses. However, they remain invisible while doing so. The media converters do not interfere with the working of upper-level devices and they support a wide range of data rates and network types. The media converters are also used in Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) applications, where they also convert different wavelengths.

Know About Different Types of Media Converters

At VERSITRON, we provide different types of industrial and commercial media converters. They can be easily differentiated into the following types based on their design, construction, and utility.

  • Copper to Fiber Media Converters: All our copper to fiber media converters are designed in adherence to IEEE 802.3 standards. They support connectivity for Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, Gigabit, and 10 Base Ethernet devices. They facilitate connections between copper based Ethernet devices over long distances using fiber optic cables.
  • Fiber to Fiber Media Converters: Our fiber to fiber media converters enable connectivity between single mode and multimode fiber as well as single and dual fiber. The fiber to fiber media converters facilitate the conversion of different wavelengths. We currently provide Multimode to Singlemode Converters utilizing 100Base Fiber or 1000Base Gigabit Fiber media converter
  • Unmanaged Media Converters: All of VERSITRON’s Media Converters are unmanaged devices. These products are plug-and-play type devices and they help establish communication between devices. They do not provide any advanced level monitoring like managed media converters. There is no configuration-driven or fault detection function either. These media converters are easy to install, and require almost minimal or no configuration at all.

    Our gigabit Ethernet to Fiber model M7260A is one of our most popular types of unmanaged media converters available. This converter possesses the following features among others:

    • Auto negotiation with link partners
    • Auto MDI/MDI-X

These media converters can be installed either in Standalone or rack-mount chassis format.

Know About Standalone Vs. Chassis-Based/Rack Mounted Media Converters

VERSITRON provides several types of media converters that can be used as standalone or chassis-based or rack mounted media converters. Our Double and Triple Duty media converters can be mounted in either format.
  • Standalone Media Converters: They can be mounted as standalone units and are deployed to convert electrical signals to optic signals in a regular application.
  • Rack Mounted or Chassis-Based Media Converters: They comprise plug-in modules that can be easily installed in various configurations. Chassis-based or rack mounted media converters feature multiple media converters that are housed in a rack. Rack mounted media converters are widely used in commercial facilities such as computer rooms or data centers, where multiple media converters may be needed.

Features of Copper to Fiber Converters

The following features of VERSITRON’s copper to fiber converters have made them popular among our clients.

  • Our collection comes in different form factors such as stand-alone and chassis-based slide-in cards or modules.
  • Our media converters are also available with DIN mounting for industrial applications.
  • They support protocols such as 10/100/1000Base Ethernet.
  • You can choose unmanaged copper to fiber converters as well as hardened copper to fiber media converters.
  • Our copper to fiber converters can support a wide range of cables (UTP twisted-pair Category 4, 5, 6, copper RJ-45, single-mode and multimode fiber, dual and single fibers) and connector types such as SC, ST, LC, and so on. In single fiber, they can support LX, FX, and ZX connections.
  • Link fault pass-through function incorporated in these media converters monitor the link status, and they will notify if the fiber connection is inconsistent.
  • Many Ethernet copper to fiber converters are equipped with small form factor pluggable (SFP) modules, which can efficiently meet your high networking speed demands.
  • SFP modules also allow customization of media converters considering its appropriate fiber optic connector.
  • These media converters are equipped with advanced features such as auto-negotiation, auto MDI/MDI-X detection, fault propagation, and so on. Advanced features ensure easy troubleshooting and less maintenance.
  • The media converters listed here are suited for operating environments of -5°C ~ 60°C. They can be stored at -20°C ~ 70°C and can withstand 5% ~ 90% non-condensing humidity.
  • All copper to fiber converters comply with 802.3 IEEE Ethernet Standards and they support full wire speed conversions.
  • All our copper to fiber converters are covered under a lifetime warranty.
  • We provide 24/7 technical support for all our products.

Benefits of Using Copper to Fiber Converters

Why copper to fiber converters are chosen over other types of media converters? The following pointers will highlight the various benefits of using fiber:

  • They help industrial users extend the network connections beyond 100-meter segment length.
  • Ethernet copper to fiber media converters require no additional routers or switches, which businesses and home users find appreciable. They can leverage the value of their existing legacy copper systems and fiber optic cables.
  • The copper to fiber media converters allow businesses to improve the flexibility of their networking as well as add systems like security cameras to the network.
  • Our copper to fiber converters are compatible with various branded switches and routers, which makes them a popular choice among our clients.

Applications of Copper to Fiber Converters

Our copper to fiber converters are widely used in the following applications:

  • Terminal Units
  • Protection Relays
  • Single Mode and Multimode Connections
  • Copper-based CCTV networks
  • Substation Automation Controllers
  • Ethernet-to-fiber Media Converters
  • Merging Units

VERSITRON has been providing reliable networking solutions since its inception in 1958. Our vast experience coupled with technical expertise and eye for emerging trends allow us to serve our clients efficiently. Our customer-centric approach has earned us a world-wide client base who trust us immensely when it comes to choosing copper to fiber converters and other fiber optic media converters for mission-critical applications. You can contact us today to discuss the copper to fiber converters or fiber optic media converters displayed on this page. Our experts would be happy to assist you in finding the best cost-effective solution for your project. Give us a call at 1-800-537-2296 / 302-894-0699. for assistance. Exceptional customer service is important to us.