Fast facts: Fibre Media Converters

21 October 2019

What are Fibre Media Converters?

Fibre media converters are an Ethernet transmission media conversion unit that converts short-distance twisted-pair Ethernet electrical signals into long-distance optical signals for transmission. Their main function is to convert the electrical signals of Ethernet into optical, enabling the user to integrate new with old infrastructures. They connect dissimilar networks, e.g. copper with fibre optics in a classic LAN environment, making media converters a cost-effective solution for your network challenges.


How do they work?

Media converters present the various physical media interfaces for connection to the network cabling. For instance, in the case of copper and fibre, they present RJ-45 for copper and LC connectors for fibre. The media converter can connect fibre and copper networks to each other seamlessly.


Where are they used?

Fibre media converters are commonly used in real network environments where Ethernet cables cannot be covered, and optical fibre must be used to extend the transmission distance. They are usually located in the access layer applications of broadband metropolitan networks.


Media Converters from TXO Optics

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