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.

fast ethernet media converters
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.

gigabit ethernet media converter

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.

single mode to multimode fiber converters
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.