Installed in a high density Perle media converter chassis, Perle's feature rich managed gigabit media converter module transparently connects copper to fiber. The Gigabit Ethernet to fiber converter provides an economical path to extend the distance of an existing network, the life of non-fiber based equipment, or the distance between two devices.
Network administrators can "see-everything" with Perle's advanced features such as auto-negotiation, auto-MDIX, link pass-through, fiber fault alert, and loopback. Along with a media converter management module in the chassis, configuration and monitoring of the copper and fiber ports can be performed. This allows for more efficient troubleshooting and less on-site maintenance. These cost and time saving features make Perle's managed Gigabit Ethernet converter module the smart choice for IT professionals.
The media converter supports auto negotiation. The 1000Base-X will link up with its partner after the highest common denominator (HCD) is reached and the copper has linked up with its partner.
Auto-MDIX with skew correction
Auto-MDIX detects the signaling on the 1000Base-T interface to determine the type of cable connected and automatically configures the connection when enabled. The media converter can also correct for wires swapped within a pair.
Smart link pass-through
When the link mode switch is placed into smart link pass-through mode, the 1000BASE TX port will reflect the state of the 1000Base-X media converter port. This feature can be used whether fiber auto-negotiation is enabled or disabled.
Fiber fault alert
With fiber fault alert the state of the 1000Base-X receiver is passed to the 1000Base-X transmitter. This provides fault notification to the partner device attached to the 1000Base-X interface of the media converter. If the 1000Base-X transmitter is off as a result of this fault it will be turned on periodically to allow the condition to clear should the partner device on the 1000Base-X be using a similar technique. This eliminates the possibility of lockouts that occur with some media converters.
Pause (IEEE 802.3x)Product Highlights
Pause signaling is an IEEE feature that temporarily suspends data transmission between two devices in the event that one of the devices becomes overwhelmed. The media converter supports pause negotiation on the 1000Base-T fiber connection and 1000Base-X fiber connection.
- 1000Base-T to 1000Base-X fiber media converters
- Advanced features - smart link pass-through, fiber fault alert, auto-MDIX and loopback
- High density applications with Perle media converter chassis