DefinitionA fiber media converter is a simple networking device that makes it possible to connect two dissimilar media types such as twisted pair with fiber optic cabling. They were introduced to the industry in the 1990s, and are important in interconnecting fiber optic cabling-based systems with existing copper-based, structured cabling systems. They are also used in metropolitan area network (MAN) access and data transport services to enterprise customers. 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 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.ApplicationsOn some devices, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) enables proactive management of link..
Now there are no less than hundreds of brands and manufacturers of various fiber media converters in the market, so how to choose? In order to enable you to pick a good product, some of the procurement points are listed as follows: (1) See whether it can support the full-duplex and half-duplex because in the market some chips can only use the full-duplex environment but cannot support the half-duplex one. If connected to the switches of other brands (N-Way Switch) or concentrator (HUB), which in turn uses half-duplex mode, it will cause serious collision and packet loss. (2) See whether it is connected with other fiber optic connectors for the connection test. In the market, there is more and more fiber media converter s. If the compatibility of different brands’ converters has not done the test, it will also produce packet loss, too long transmission time, suddenly slow and quick phenomenon.(3) See whether it has security devices to prevent packet loss, because of many manuf..
Can you really distinguish optical module and fiber media converter？
Posted on Jul 04, 2017 by cozlink.com
In the field of optical communications, there are many devices with similar functions. For example, optical modules and fiber media converter are equipment for photoelectric conversion, and sometimes they have different names. Optical module is also known as optoelectronic module while fiber media converter is called photoelectric converter. Can you distinguish the differences between them?Definition and function of fiber media converterFiber media converter is the equipment that makes conversion between short-distance electrical signals and long-distance optical signal, generally used in long-distance transmission. It transmits through the fiber, and converts the electrical signal into optical signals, at the same time, and converts the received optical signal into electrical signals. Fiber media converter is a cost-effective solution, which can complete network upgrade without a lot of manpower, material and time. The role of optical moduleThe role of the optical module is also ..
Now, fiber optic cables have been widely used in a wide variety of communication networks, but copper network equipment and cables in local area networks (LANs) still occupy an important position. How to combine modern optical fiber communication technology with traditional copper network communication equipment is one of the important topics of network engineers. The emergence of fiber media converter is a perfect way to seamlessly connect fiber optic cables and copper cables, commonly used in Ethernet copper networks that cannot be covered and must use fiber to extend the transmission distance of the network applications while helping to connect the fiber to the last mile line Network and more outside the network has played a huge role. Depending on the applicable network, fiber media converter can be divided into Ethernet fiber media converter and time division multiplexing (TDM) fiber media converter. This tutorial will detail these two fiber media converters and their applications..