Installed in a high density Perle media converter chassis, Perle's feature rich Fast Ethernet media converter modules family transparently connects UTP copper to fiber. Perle's Fast Ethernet media converters provide 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 rest assured with Perle's advanced features such as auto-negotiation, auto-MDIX, link pass-through, Far End Fault (FEF), and pause which make the end to end link completely transparent.
Auto-MDIX detects the signaling on the 100Base-TX interface to determine the type of cable connected and automatically configures the connection when enabled. With auto-MDIX enabled, either a straight-through or crossover type cable can be used to connect the media converter to the device on the other end of the cable.
With link pass-through the state of the 100Base-TX receiver is passed to the 100Base-FX transmitter to make the media converter appear transparent to the end devices that are connected. In addition if Far-End Fault (FEF) is enabled the media converter can turn off the 100Base-TX transmitter when a Far-End Fault (FEF) is received. Using link pass-through with Far-End Fault (FEF) minimizes data loss when a fault occurs.
Far-End Fault (FEF)
The media converter implements the 802.3 standard for Far-End Fault (FEF) for the indication and detection of remote fault conditions on the 100Base-FX fiber connection. With Far-End Fault (FEF) enabled the media converter transmits the Far-End Fault (FEF) indication over the 100Base-FX fiber connection whenever a receive failure is detected on the 100Base-FX fiber connection. The media converter continuously monitors the 100Base-FX fiber connection for a valid signal.
Pause (IEEE 802.3xy)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 Fast Ethernet media converter supports pause negotiation on the 100Base-TX copper connection.
- 100Base-TX to 100Base-FX fiber media converters
- Extend network distances
- Advanced features: link pass-through
- Far-End Fault (FEF), auto-MDIX
- High density applications with Perle media converter chassis