Sopto offers switches, routers and fiber converters including 10/100M, 10/100/1000M and 10G fiber converters, SFP fiber converters, manageable/unmanageable fiber converters, OEO fiber converters, POE fiber converters, fiber converter cards, and fiber converter chassis; transmitting distance from 2km(MM) to 150km(SM) with SC or LC or FC connectors.
In Today's systems, LANs are becoming larger and more complicated. People are looking for equipment that is cost effective and flexible and easy to manage. The fiber media converters play an important role there. They can connect different types of media effectively and seamlessly. Fiber media converters are used in the fiber optic network to transform the signals sent from fiber glass to traditional UTP cables; they are typically used in Ethernet as physical layer networking equipments. Sopto offers 10/100M Ethernet fiber converters, gigabit fiber converters, SFP fiber converters, managed fiber converters, OEO fiber optic media converters, fiber converter cards, and fiber media converter chassis.
People also call fiber media converter as fiber converter which receives data signals, sends via one media, converts the signals and then transmits the signals into another kind of media. Fiber converters can convert the signals sent from copper cable to signals that run on the fiber cable. There are copper to fiber and fiber-to-fiber conversion devices, and single mode fiber converters and multimode fiber converters. For single mode fiber converters, there are dual fiber type and single fiber type which the fiber cable functions both as transmitting media and receiving media; while for multimode fiber converters, there are only dual fiber types. Single fiber media converters are also called WDM fiber optic media converters.
Working distance of the ethernet fiber media converters are different. For typical multimode ethernet fiber media converters, their working distance max is about 2km, while for single mode ethernet fiber media converters, their working distance can be 20km, 40km, 60km, 80km and up to 120km.
Standalone fiber media converter is a small device with the fiber optic interface and copper cable interface and the power supply adaptor. For the fiber optic interface, SC type is the most commonly used, but there are also FC and ST types. For the Ethernet interface, it is usually one or several UTP cable ports. There are also chassis type fiber media converters, typical type is a 19-inch rack-mounted chassis, with 16 slots on it, so that it can fit 16 pieces of chassis type fiber converters. For chassis type fiber media converters, they share the same power supply. There are also 14 Slot Media Converter Chassis. Its feature and application is as similar as 16 slot chassis fiber media converters. The difference is 14 slots chassis is used with standalone fiber media converters, while 16 slots chassis is used with card type fiber optic media converters, and 16 slot chassis is bigger size.