This Gigabit Ethernet to fiber optic media converter offers an inexpensive way to extend your network or extend the distance between two devices by up to 20km.
Fiber optic network connections offer greater distance and security, with less electromagnetic interference (EMI) than copper cable-based RJ45 networks, perfect for IT professionals and secure setups in corporate and government applications. or educational.
The diagram shows how the media converter extends the range of a network switch by up to 20km using fiber optic cable.
Flexible integration in mixed network environments
This versatile copper to fiber optic converter supports stand-alone operation or, alternatively, can be installed in the ETCHS2U (ETCHS2U – purchase separately) from StarTech.com, offering more options for integration into your existing network. The card module can also be reinserted into the ET91000SM20 box, and is compatible with boxes for other StarTech.com ET91000 series media converters (purchased separately).
The converter includes a Gigabit SFP transceiver with LC connectors. Should your network infrastructure change in the future, you can easily change and replace the module to adapt the media converter to the requirements of your new network.
With flexible integration and connectivity up to 20km away, it can provide network access in remote areas of other buildings or where Wi-Fi® signal transmission is unreliable or unavailable.
Strong and reliable
This rugged fiber optic media converter is designed for maximum reliability. It has a metal (steel) enclosure that is resistant to the demands of extreme environments such as factories or warehouses.
Additionally, using this reliable, more durable fiber-optic media converter allows you to reduce the pressure on copper-cable-based network equipment and potentially extend the durability of such devices, helping to save on future expenses.
Easily diagnose and correct problems
This high-performance media converter supports a number of network diagnostic and configuration protocols: for example, LFP (“Link Fault Passthrough”), ALS (“Auto Laser Shutdown), and Auto MDIX, so you can configure and troubleshoot your network easily.
Prepare your network for the future
If your existing network consists of copper RJ45 cables and devices, you may not be ready for future network expansions. Since newer models of fiber optic-based network switches generally include SFP ports instead of RJ45 ports, you may need a converter to bridge the network transmission over copper cable and over fiber optic cable. .
Can be installed in the StarTech.com 20U Rackmount Chassis (ETCHS2U – purchase separately)
Use fiber optic cable to connect your network from remote areas or different buildings, at distances greater than copper cable (RJ45) allows
Perfect solution for secure connections as required by government institutions, where electrostatic interference (EMI) is not acceptable.