Fiber Optic Converters Ensure High Levels of Security and Reliability
June 27, 2018July 24, 2018
Fiber media converters are simple networking devices that make it possible to connect two dissimilar media types such as a twisted pair with fiber optic cabling. Such media converters firstly were introduced to the industry in the 1990s. Fiber media converters are very important in interconnecting fiber optic cabling-based systems with existing copper-based, structured cabling systems.
The principle of the fiber media converter is that converter changes signals or a copper cable to signals that run on fiber, make one cable “look” like another cable without changing the nature of the network. This ability is needed if you have a network that uses the older type of copper cables and another network that utilizes faster and more reliable fiber optic cables, it is possible to connect them together by using a fiber optic converter. Due to this function, network executives who need to upgrade their systems from copper to fiber but don’t have the budget, manpower or time, just turn to media converters.
Fiber media converter is a small device with two media-dependent interfaces and a power supply, simply receive data signals from one media, convert and transmit them to another media. Such converter can be installed almost anywhere in a network. The style of connector depends on the selection of media to be converted by the unit. The most common being UTP to multimode or single mode fiber.
Fiber is already established for LAN backbone applications, and now fiber is making inroads in horizontal cabling. Fiber carries more data than copper, making it more suitable for high throughput applications such as streaming media and VOIP. Additionally, as the price of copper rises, the price of installing fiber continues to fall, making it an economical choice as well.
Optromix offers multiple types of FlexiRay® fiber bundles and fiber converters for a broad spectral range from 0.2 to 18 µm. The fiber bundles are designed to match customer applications with different fiber types, diameters, and polymer or metal jackets. Our aim is to deliver the best quality optical fiber systems, high power fiber cables and spectroscopy fiber probes & fiber bundles to our clients, and our custom solutions meet the needs of a wide range of applications, such as reaction monitoring, biomedicine & biotechnology, IR-Fiber pyrometry, laser technology.