Installed in a high density Perle media converter chassis, Perle's line of feature rich 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. This allows for more efficient troubleshooting and less on-site maintenance. These cost and time saving features make Perle's Gigabit Ethernet converter module the smart choice for IT professionals.
The media converter supports auto negotiation. The 1000Base-T negotiates according to 802.3 clause 28 and 40.
Auto-MDIX with skew correction
Auto-MDIX (automatic medium-dependant interface crossover) detects the signaling on the 1000Base-T interface to determine the type of cable connected (straight-through or crossover) and automatically configures the connection when enabled. The media converter can also correct for wires swapped within a pair.
Smart link pass-through
This feature can be used whether fiber auto-negotiation is enabled or disabled.
Pause (IEEE 802.3x)
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.