Applications of Fiber Media Converter and some other Devices

We know, Networks usually need conversion from Multimode fiber to single-mode fiber, it supports longer distances than Multimode fiber. And multimode to singlemode media converter mode conversion is typically required when:

  • Network distance requirements exceed the limit of Multimode fiber.
  • Lower cost legacy equipment uses Multimode ports, and connectivity is required to Single mode equipment.
  • A building has Multimode equipment, while the connection to the Service Provider is Single mode.
  • Multimode equipment is in a campus building and Signle mode fiber is used between buildings

Fiber-to-fiber media converters can extend a Multimode network across Single mode fiber with distances up to 140km for Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) and 80km Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps). In this application, two Ethernet switches equipped with MM fiber ports are connected utilizing a pair of fiber-to-fiber converters which convert the Multimode fiber to Single mode and enable network connectivity across the distance between the switches. Fiber-Fiber Converters enable the extension of multimode to single mode or multimode to multimode fiber connections to distances up to 160km.

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We can see the benefits of it. Convert Fast Ethernet or Gigabit multimode fiber to multi-mode or single mode fiber protect your investment in existing multimode fiber -based hardware. Connect different fiber types, distances and wavelengths across a variety of topologies and network architectures

Fiber to Fiber Media Converter models that are best suited for enterprise and Service Provider applications, offer an on-board processor to continuously monitor that both fiber connections are up. This functionality, generally referred to as “Link Pass-Through”, monitors the state of the link to the end devices and ensures that each end-point knows whether the entire link is up or not. Some media converter products do not have this intelligence and simply “nail up” the link even though the fiber link peer is down. With Link Pass-Through, a feature available in all Perle Fiber to Fiber Optic Converters, the network’s SNMP management system can be alerted when a fault occurs so that corrective action can take place.

Multimode to Singlemode Converters provide efficient solutions for interconnecting multimode fibre LANs over longer distances by integrating singlemode fibre optic cable into the LAN. The converter also enables Ethernet LAN and WAN connectivity, by providing a multimode interface to singlemode fibre carrier demarcation points. Models are available for singlemode to multimode conversion between Fast Ethernet devices, or for Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) applications transported over a Synchronous Optical Network (SONET). Each Media Converter is enclosed in a compact, strong metal case and includes an external power supply for stand-alone applications.

Sometimes in the fiber optic network, people may need to reduce or balance the power of the light transmitted from one device to another device, fiber optic attenuators are used in such cases, they are able to control the output of the fiber light power level. Fiber optic attenuators are used for reducing the power of the light in the fiber optic network. Fiberstore supply different types fiber optic attenuators, if you want to know more, you can visit the attenuator category.

While adjustable fiber optic attenuator refer to the attenuator that can generate a adjustable Loss to the fiber optic link. Fiberstore’s fiber attenuator series include: SC, FC, LC, ST, MU,SC/APC, FC/APC, single mode fiber optic attenuator and multimode fiber optic attenuator available. Fiberstore’s variable fibre optic attenuator is manufactured according to international standard and are compatible with the fiber optic products currently available in the international market.

Fiber Attenuator

Well, excepr this, another fiber optic product is on hot sale in Fiberstore. It is optical amplifier. A fiber optic splitter is a device that splits the fiber optic light into several parts by a certain ratio. For example, when a beam of fiber optic light transmitted from a 1X4 equal ratio splitter, it will be divided into 4-fiber optic light by equal ratio that is each beam is 1/4 or 25% of the original source one. A fiber splitter (includes single mode fiber splitter and multimode fiber splitter) is different from WDM. WDM can divide the different wavelength fiber optic light into different channels. fiber optic splitter divide the light power and send it to different channels. And the splitter we divide it into different kinds, such as 1×2 fiber coupler,1×4 fiber coupler,1×8 fiber coupler, 1×16 fiber coupler,1×32 fiber coupler and so on.

Finally, yeah, you are right, as usual, there is a small tip, all the products I mentioned in this paper you can find in our Fiberstore, if you want to get it, click the link and get what you want. Thank you.

FiberStore Fiber Optic Media Converter Types Introduction

FiberStore is a leading providers of fiber optic accessories and media conversion solutions for Enterprise, Government and Service Providers’ LAN, First-Mile FTTx networks and Metropolitan Area Networks, and have delivered more than 10 years of excellent in fiber optic product quality, customer satisfaction and value. FiberStore’s line of SNMP managed media conversion devices have lowered the overall operation costs at the same time reduced the operational complexity of customers’ network. We now provides varies ranges of fiber optic media converters which can meet demands of your media conversion and optical Ethernet solutions.

To ease the understanding of this article, let’s review the concept of fiber media converters first.

A fiber media converter is know as Ethernet media converter, it is a simple passive networking device that used to connect two dissimilar media types like twisted pair Cat5 or Cat6 cables with finer optic cabling. They are important in interconnecting fiber optic cabling-based systems with existing copper-based, structured cabling systems.

Fiber media converters support many different data communication protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1/J1, DS3/E3, as well as multiple cabling types such as coax, twisted pair, multi-mode and single-mode fiber optics. Media converters covers

Fiber media converters can connect different local are network (LAN) media, modifying duplex and speed settings. For example, switching media converters can connect legacy 10Base-T network segments to more recent 100Base-TX or 100Base-FX fast Ethernet infrastructure. It also provides a gradual migration path from copper to fiber as fiber connections can reduce electromagnetic interface. Besides, fiber media converters are also a cheap solution for those who want to buy switches for use with fiber but do not have enough money to afford them, because they can buy ordinary switches
and use fiber media converters to work with their networks.

Media converter types range from small standalone devices and PC card converters to high port-density chassis systems that offer many advanced features for network management. FiberStore is proud to offer the following categories of fiber media converters:
Ethernet Media Converters
Gigabit Fiber Media Converters
Single Mode to Multimode converters,
10G Media converters

Fast Ethernet Media Converters
FiberStore fast Ethernet fiber media converters provide a complete family of conversion devices, allowing users to extend the size of UTP networks with the use of the fiber cabling. Ethernet media converter is used to connect the transmission conversion between Ethernet networks and fiber optic networks. It provide an economical path to extend the distance of an existing network, the life of non-fiber based equipment, or the distance between two devices.

The Ethernet to fiber converter can converter the Ethernet digital electric signals to optical signals to optical signals, while the fiber to Ethernet media converter can convert optical signals to Ethernet digital electric signals. We offer 10/100 Base-TX to 100 Base-FX Ethernet media converters such as 10/100M BIDI WDM single fiber version and 10/100M dual fiber version with SFP port or SC port, which can be used to extend networks up to 2km, 20km, 40km, 60km, 80km, 100km, and 120km.

The TX to FX fast Ethernet media converter feature enables the fiber optic ports on the media converter to pass the “Link” status of their connections to each other. When one of the port, such as the loss of connection to an end-node, the media converter shuts down the connection to other ports, thus notifying the node that the connection has been lost.

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Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Media Converters
Gigabit fiber media converter is a kind of 1000Mbps intelligent adaptive gigabit Ethernet to fiber converter which can convert and transmit Gigabit Ethernet networks into Gigabit fiber optic networks, being used in Gigabit Ethernet as copper to fiber conversion equipment. FiberStore Gigabit Ethernet fiber media converter series comply with IEE 802.3/ab Gigabit Ethernet standard. It supports two types of media for network connection such as 1000 Base-T to 1000 Base SX/LX and connects these two types of segments to operate smoothly.

Converter fits in Fiberbit media converter chassis as plug in module and can be used in standalone applications as well Gigabit series Fiber Media Converter transforms 1000Base-T (Copper Gigabit) media to 1000Base-SX/LX (Fiber Gigabit) media and vice versa. The 1000Base-T port supports full-duplex Gigabit connection at wire speed with RJ45 connector. The fiber Gigabit connection supports shortwave (SX) or longwave (LX) laser optic with multi-mode or single-mode SC type connector. This converter will give your Copper Gigabit connection the ability to interface with fiber connection over a distance up to 120 km. Fiberbit Gigabit dual fiber optical fibre converter is manufactured to provide 1000Base speeds according to your existing 1000Base-TX network. This is also known as a
Gigabit network. The converter takes a typical shielded RJ45 connector into a Fiber Optic SC connection to run the distance. You can then use another converter to return the signal into RJ45 to match with the network you are using. The media converter is connected between Fiber cable and twisted cable segments with network operating smoothly.

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Single Mode to Multimode Converters
Single mode to multimode fiber media converter is known as Gigabit Ethernet Single mode to multimode fiber media converter. It is used to conduct the transparent conversion between the media of single mode and multimode optical fiber. This device is used for applications where media conversion is required between multimode segments separated by long distance by taking advantages of single mode fiber.

Mode conversions provide several key network benefits including: cross-connecting different fiber types, re-generating optical signals, extending transmission distances and doubling fiber cable usages.

Gigabit Ethernet single mode to multimode fiber stand-Alone media converters are ideal for campus area networks or other applications requiring the distance advantages of single mode fiber. Extend a Gigabit Ethernet backbone connection up to 125 km for MAN (metropolitan area network) applications. It Convert 1000BASE-SX ports on a Gigabit Ethernet switch to 1000BASE-LX on a port-by- port basis.

Extend a Gigabit Ethernet backbone connection up to 125 km for MAN (metropolitan area network) applications. Customers can save money by purchasing Gigabit Ethernet devices with lower cost multimode fiber interfaces and use converters to introduce single mode fiber only where you need it.

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10G Fiber Media Converters
As 10G Based networks have been in fast growth during the recent 10 years, the 10G fiber media converters play an important part in the 10 Gigabit Ethernet network system. There are many types of 10G interfaces coexisted in today’s networks, from 10GBase-CX4, 10GBase-XFP, 10GBase-SFP+, 10GBase-SFP+ Direct Attach to 10GBase-T Copper technology.

FiberStore 10 Gigabit fiber to fiber media converter is a two-port 10G pluggable media converter, supporting a variety of XFP and SFP+ modules allowing network designers to utilized the module to meet their network requirements. This media converter can use either Transition networks The media converter can use either Transition Networks or third party MSA compatible 10G XFP or SFP+ modules including support for the following standards; 10GBase-SR, 10GBase-LR, 10GBase-ER, 10GBase-LRM, and 10GBase-ZR.

Media Converters Provide Cost-effective Soluton

Network complexity, demanding applications, and also the growing number of devices around the network are driving network speeds and bandwidth requirements higher and forcing longer distance requirements within the LANs. However, Media Converters provide solutions to these complaints, utilizing the optical fiber if it is needed, and integrating new equipment into existing cabling infrastructure.

What is the Media Converter? Media converter can be a device that functions like a transceiver, converting the electrical signal found in copper UTP network cabling into light waves used in fiber optic cabling. It gives you seamless integration of copper and fiber, and other fiber types in Enterprise LAN networks. Media converter supports numerous protocols, data rates and media types.

Fiber optic connectivity is important when the distance between two network devices exceeds the transmission distance of copper cabling. Copper-to-fiber conversion using media converters enables two network devices with copper ports to become connected over extended distances via fiber optic cabling. Media converters provide fiber-to-fiber conversion from multimode fiber to single-mode fiber or single-mode fiber to multimode fiber, and convert a dual fiber link to single fiber using Bi-directional (BIDI) data flow. They can also convert between wavelengths for WDM applications with devices such as WDM multiplexer. Media converters are typically protocol specific and are available to guide a wide variety of network types information rates.

For example, the Fiber-To-Fiber Media Converter can offer connectivity between multimode and single-mode fiber, between different power fiber sources and between dual fiber and single-fiber. It extends a multimode network across single-mode fiber with distances as much as 140km. Within this application, two Gigabit Ethernet switches equipped with multimode fiber ports are connected by using a couple of Gigabit Fiber-To-Fiber Media Converters, which convert the multimode fiber to single-mode and let the cross country connection between the switches. Furthermore, they support conversion from one wavelength to a new with all the single mode to multimode converter or multimode to singlemode media converter. These media converters are usually protocol independent and designed for Ethernet,and TDM applications.

Media converters do a lot more than convert copper-to-fiber and convert between different fiber types. Media converters for Ethernet networks can support integrated switch technology, and offer the opportunity to perform 10/100M and 10/100/1000M rate switching. Additionally, media converters can support advanced bridge features, including VLAN, QoS prioritization, Port Access Control and Bandwidth Control – that facilitate the deployment of recent data, voice and video to get rid of users. Media converters can offer all these sophisticated switch capabilities in a, cost-effective device.

Media converters save CAPEX by enabling interconnection between existing switches, servers, routers and hubs; preserving the investment in legacy equipment. They reduce CAPEX by avoiding the necessity to install new fiber links by enabling WDM technology through wavelength conversion. Media converters also reduce network OPEX by helping troubleshoot and remotely configure network equipment that is at distant locations, not waste time and funds when there is not just a network administrator on the distant location.

Media converters are necessary to produce a more reliable and cost-effective network nowadays. So, where are we able to get high quality Media Converters with reasonable price? Visit Fiber Media Converter Solution in FIBERSTORE now.