Media Converters -- Options & Overview
Media converters adapt fiber signals to a variety of different formats and/or cable types. They are not designed to switch, route and manage network signals; therefore, they provide a lower cost alternative when the main function is a point-to-point connection and conversion.
Like network switches, most media converters feature an SFP port that is compatible with both single mode and multimode SFP modules, allowing different fiber optic cables to be used for varying distances.
TechLogix currently offers three models of media converter:
The TL-MC-1S1R features one SFP port (SFP module sold separately) and one RJ45 twisted pair port, effectively adapting twisted pair-based devices to fiber for longer transmission distances.
The TL-MC-1S2R similarly features one SFP port; however, it accommodates two twisted pair devices via two RJ45 ports.
The TL-MC-1S1S features two SFP ports (SFP module sold separately), effectively adapting signals between different fiber types. In most applications, the TL-MC-1S1S adapts single mode fiber to multimode fiber and vice versa.