Media Converters for Harsh Environments

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Information about Media Converters for Harsh Environments

Published on March 25, 2014

Author: blackboxns



Media converters can support many different protocols including Ethernet, IP, serial, and TDM such as T1/E1 standards. In this Slideshare, you'll learn why customers use media converters, who uses them, and how. You'll also learn what makes hardened converters different from commercial grade products. And finally, we'll outline applications for hardened converters.


Why Use Media Converters?  Extend the reach of your LAN  Connect IT gear with different physical interfaces  Alternative to NICs for fiber to the desktop  Power PoE devices 2 CATx to Fiber SM to MM CATx to Coax

Who Uses Media Converters? Commercial Enterprises:  Multi-story buildings or campus network  Manufacturing and automation  Security and surveillance Military, Government, Education:  Military installations and bases  Government offices  Municipalities  Schools and universities Telecommunication:  Service Providers (data services)  Central office and public spaces  Data centers 3

Typical Use Cases 4 Ethernet Switch Ethernet Switch Media Converter Media Converter Fiber UTP UTP Ethernet Switch Workstation Media Converter Media Converter Fiber UTP UTP

More Use Cases 5 Ethernet Switch IP Camera Media Converter Fiber UTP Switch to PoE device – camera or Wi-Fi access point Ethernet Switch Ethernet Switch Media Converter Media Converter Single-Mode Fiber 5 km Multimode Fiber Multimode Fiber

Hardened Media Converters  Convection cooled, no fans  DIN-rail or panel-mount  DC-powered, terminal block  Built to withstand shock, vibration  Sealed IP30 packaging 6

Micro Mini LMC4000A Fiber Optic Cable LaptopUSB Power Cable UTP Cable (10/100/1000) Small size and USB power are enablers.  Copper to fiber  Power from laptop Military Communications Application 7

Media Converter UTP (PoE) Data and Power LAN Data Center Key Features  PoE / PoE+ converters deliver power and data to cameras  Extended operating temperature Security/Surveillance Application 8

Wireless Access Point Connections 9 Hardened Media Converters Fiber Optic Cable Data Center Chassis Based Media Converter Key Features  Extended operating temperature required for warehouse spaces  Chassis-based converters for higher capacity at data center

Transportation Networking 10 Managed Media Converter/Switch Key Features  Managed converter/switch enable ring topology  High availability  Remote monitoring

 Re-use existing coax cable for IP security cameras  Converter/extender pair enables IP over coax Analog to Digital Camera Upgrade 11 Analog Camera IP Camera DVR Ethernet Switch Media Converter Media Converter Coax Coax Before After

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