Do you have equipment with different types of Ethernet ports (copper, multimode and single-mode fibre)? Media converters are a simple, economical way of simplifying their interconnection. These Ethernet conversions are possible for copper-copper (coaxial to RJ-45), copper-fibre and multimode-single mode fibre. What is more, using a copper-fibre converter allows you to extend your network.
A.N.S. carries a number of different brands: Transition Networks, FairOptics, RubyTech, Eten Networks, Allied Telesys and MRV. Ethernet converters exist as standalone units or as cards that are inserted in the chassis. For more information on all converters from all brands, please consult the official websites:
Some models can be managed over the network.
Even when you are in a remote location, you can keep track of a wealth of information about the converter and its ports and you will be alerted if necessary.
There are also PoE and PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) versions that allow you to power your devices directly via UTP cable.
Westermo's Ethernet media converters for the industrial world convert the Ethernet 10/100Base TX or 1000Base TX protocols to optical fibre or from fibre to fibre. The fibre can be multimode or single-mode for data rates of 100 Mbit or 1 Gbit These units are mounted on DIN rails (metal rails for industrial equipment). These solutions can cope with sometimes harsh industrial conditions (high levels of vibration, high temperatures, etc.).