MEDIA CONVERTERS
FOR HARSH
ENVIRONMENTS
March 2014
Why Use Media Converters?
 Extend the reach of your LAN
 Connect IT gear with different physical interfaces
 Alternativ...
Who Uses Media Converters?
Commercial Enterprises:
 Multi-story buildings or campus network
 Manufacturing and automatio...
Typical Use Cases
4
Ethernet
Switch
Ethernet
Switch
Media
Converter
Media
Converter
Fiber
UTP UTP
Ethernet
Switch Workstat...
More Use Cases
5
Ethernet
Switch
IP
Camera
Media
Converter
Fiber UTP
Switch to PoE device – camera or Wi-Fi access point
E...
Hardened Media Converters
 Convection cooled, no fans
 DIN-rail or panel-mount
 DC-powered, terminal block
 Built to w...
Micro Mini
LMC4000A
Fiber Optic Cable
LaptopUSB Power Cable
UTP Cable (10/100/1000)
Small size and USB power are enablers....
Media
Converter
UTP (PoE)
Data and Power
LAN
Data
Center
Key Features
 PoE / PoE+ converters deliver power and data to
ca...
Wireless Access Point Connections
9
Hardened Media
Converters
Fiber Optic Cable
Data Center
Chassis
Based Media
Converter
...
Transportation Networking
10
Managed Media
Converter/Switch
Key Features
 Managed converter/switch
enable ring topology
...
 Re-use existing coax cable for IP security cameras
 Converter/extender pair enables IP over coax
Analog to Digital Came...
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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.

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Media Converters for Harsh Environments

  1. 1. MEDIA CONVERTERS FOR HARSH ENVIRONMENTS March 2014
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Transportation Networking 10 Managed Media Converter/Switch Key Features  Managed converter/switch enable ring topology  High availability  Remote monitoring
  11. 11.  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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