Media Converters are used to easily connect two different types of devices or networks together. While linking copper and fiber networks together is the common application, Fiber Media Converters also enable users to join together two multimode networks or link multimode to single mode for longer data transmission distances. Media Converters are also the perfect solution to convert and extend various types of data signals throughout your network. If you have two devices or LANs that do not match, due to different speeds, operation types, modes or cable types, you are in the right place.
Fiber to Ethernet Converters use a copper transceiver to transform the signal from a UTP / RJ45 Ethernet link to one that can be used by a fiber optic transceiver. These Media Converters are used to enable connections of UTP copper-based Ethernet equipment to various optical fiber cable such as multimode, single mode, or single strand fiber.
To convert Single Mode to Multimode, or extend a Multimode network, Fiber to Fiber Media Converters are the devices to use. They are the ideal solution to connect different fiber types, distances and wavelengths (WDM, CWDM & DWDM) across a variety of topologies and network architectures for longer data transmission distances.
Perle SFP to SFP protocol-independent media converters enable network administrators to incorporate multiple fiber types and wavelengths in, or between, networks. Numerous fiber to fiber mode conversion applications are possible and all result in significant cost saving when compared to replacing an optical blade on network equipment.
PoE Media Converters transparently connect copper to fiber while providing up to 100W Power over Ethernet (PoE) to devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones and wireless access points.
Serial to Fiber Media Converters
Serial to Fiber Converters transparently connect RS232, RS422 and RS485 devices to fiber optic cable. By transmitting data over optical fiber, these serial media converters provide an economical path to extend the reach of serial devices.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a common phenomenon in typical environments like industrial plants, warehouses and factory floors. This interference can cause corruption of data over serial or copper-based Ethernet links. Data transmitted over fiber optic cable however is completely immune to this type of noise, thus preventing the negative effects of voltage equalization currents and electromagnetic interference on the data cables. A Serial to Fiber Media Converter therefore enables you to inter-connect your serial devices over fiber ensuring optimal data transmission, increased availability of the system, and improved network design.
Why to choose Perle?
The quality of Media Converter that you choose will affect the uptime of your network.
Robust Media Converter
Choose a Media Converter that is made from certified components that can withstand the harshest environments and operating temperature ranges of -40°F to 167°F ( -40°C to 75°C ).
Cisco Compatible Media Converter
Perle Media Converters are compatible with Cisco switches and routers. As a key component in the reliability and stability of your network, you need dependable Media Converters with seamless interoperability.
Reliable Media Converter
Most Media Converter manufacturers do not publish (or make very difficult to find) their MTBF’s. Perle is proud to publish the high MTBF rates on the Hardware Specs for each product. In addition, we provide the best-in-class Warranty.
Secure Media Converter
Perle Secure Media Converters support all AAA security services used in corporate networks, including TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA. And, to further protect ID’s and passwords from someone ‘snooping’ on the network, SSH, SNMPv3, Telnet and HTTPS secure management sessions are supported.
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