Fiber Media Conversion

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.

 

 

FTTX Products

Managed Converters come in a wide range of SNMP-manageable modules that support a variety of protocols including 10/100/1000 Ethernet and T1/E1/J1 Telco extenders.

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Unmanaged Media Converters

Unmanaged Converters allow you to convert multiple protocols and interfaces, such as 10/100Base-T copper to 1000Base-Fx fiber and gigabit converters.

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Managed Media Converters

Managed Converters come in a wide range of SNMP-manageable modules that support a variety of protocols including 10/100/1000 Ethernet and T1/E1/J1 TDM converters.

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Fiber NIC Cards

Specially designed for fiber to desktop and server applications. Perfect for government and education networks.

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Mode Converters

Fiber-to-Fiber Mode Converters connect fiber network segments with dissimilar fiber types, and are protocol independent, offered in 10-155Mbps and gigabit.

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Modular Chassis Series

Chassis options support various FTTx and media conversion modules, ranging from single-slot, standalone unmanaged devices to 20-slot, fully-managed rack-mounted chassis.

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Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Products

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology allows flexibility in Wireless Access Point and IP camera applications, available in 100Mbps and gigabit.

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TDM Modules

TDM Modules enable ISPs to broaden their customer base by providing a more diverse set of application services. Layer 1 modules such as T1/E1 LineTerm and DS3/E3 LineTerm.

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SFP Transceivers

SFPs allow network operators to upgrade fiber types and speeds, extending the life-span of legacy hardware. SFP+ and XFP are 10G fiber transceivers for 10G solutions.

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Management Software

SNMP iView2 software is available Free of charge, available in a desktop or web server version.

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