An Ethernet Media Converter is an active apparatus used to convert the Ethernet signal (electric) into an optical signal and vice versa. Most commonly used when it is necessary to extend an Ethernet section (completed with a copper wire UTP) with the use of fiber optic cables. To obtain that, two optically connected media converters are used, both interfaced in copper to the network/existing apparatus (using an RJ45 connector).
- On MM or SM fibers
- Ethernet Gigabyte 10/100/1000 Base T-LX/SX
- Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base T-FX
- Available on SC and ST connectors
- Up to 2kms for MM fibers
- Up to 30kms for SM fibers