Demanding applications, a growing number of devices on the network and network complexity are driving network speeds and bandwidth requirements higher and forcing longer distance demands within the LAN. Both Media Converters and Ethernet Extenders provide solutions to these demands due to their flexibility and reliability – they support a wide variety of protocols, data rates and media types and integrate into your existing network infrastructure seamlessly.
So what is the difference?
Extend your existing Ethernet network and copper wiring infrastructure up to 10,000 ft or 3km over 2 wire 24 AWG twisted pair. Use Ethernet Extenders to establish high-speed network links between geographically separated LANs in different parts of a building, across town or campus. Using existing infrastructure is very economical because you do not have to invest in complicated and expensive new wiring schemes.
Extend your network up to 160km by using a copper to fiber Media Converter, which converters the electrical signal used in copper UTP cabling into light waves used in fiber optic cabling. This enabled network devices with copper ports to be connected over extended distances.
Perle offers over 665 models of Copper to Fiber Media Converters to meet every conversion need.
Media Converters are also able to provide Fiber to Fiber conversion from multimode fiber to singlemode fiber and convert a dual fiber link to single fiber using bi-directional (Bi-Di) data flow. Fiber Media Converters can also convert between wavelengths for WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) applications.
Perle has over 180 full-featured Fiber to Fiber Media Converters, to reliably convert multimode to multimode or multimode to single mode.
Perle Systems’ solutions guarantee full-featured, secure and reliable products that are fully supported for smooth integration into a wide variety of connectivity applications, solutions and environments. They are ideal for organizations that need to establish network connectivity across multiple locations, securely transmit critical and sensitive information, remotely monitor and control networked devices and appliances, and more.