Fiber Media Conversion
Fiber optics provide some of the most important network infrastructure. Fiber is typically used by the service providers who connect LANs to the outside world. Internally, it is often used to provide Ethernet backbone infrastructure for large networks, and for networks that incorporate multiple buildings on a single campus. Fiber also appears as a copper cable replacement in industrial environments where there is a high risk for electrical transients, thus protecting both data and valuable equipment. There are many places and many reasons to use fiber optics. But in the end, the light pulses carried by the fiber optic cable will always be needed to converted to electrical signals that can be understood by the connected devices.
Fiber media converters come in many shapes and sizes. Some can do double duty, providing conversion while also serving as networks switches. Some are designed for multiple installations in a single chassis. Some provide Power over Ethernet (PoE) for connected Ethernet devices. Small form factor fiber media converters may provide just a single fiber port and a single Ethernet port. Whatever your network topology may be, B+B has a fiber media converter that is perfectly suited for the task at hand.
Advantech B+B SmartWorx Fiber Media Converters are designed to provide network operators with the most compact, reliable and cost-effective solution for connecting intelligent devices into existing networks and equipment. Electrical-to-optical conversion technology is a critical piece of the data networks framework beyond the LAN enabling service providers to make a significant impact on the costs and constraints associated with:
- Device acquisition, deployment, installation, configuration and ongoing maintenance.
- Space limitations for high-density applications where hundreds of conversions are needed.
- Complex installations including reliable operation in extreme and challenging environments.
- MAN access and data transport services to enterprise customers.
In The Field
Ethernet Gigabit Media Converter Simultaneously Connects and Powers IP Surveillance Cameras for a Toy Manufacturer
When a successful European toy manufacturer outgrew its facilities, it built a brand new campus that included new office, manufacturing and warehouse space. As copper...