August 20, 2013

Lockheed Martin integrate Perle Fiber Media Converters

Perle Media Converters selected to provide copper to fiber conversion in a harsh Lockheed Martin Data Imagery application

NASHVILLE, TN—August 20th, 2013 —Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced Ethernet over fiber and secure device networking solutions, reveals that Lockheed Martin chose Perle Fiber Media Converters to provide copper to fiber conversion in a harsh Data Imagery application.

“I knew that I needed a Media Converter and as soon as I realised that Perle was able to provide it, the choice was a no brainer,” explained John Rumbles, Engineer at Lockheed Martin.“I was extremely satisfied with the support I received from the Perle Team on other projects and knew I could get that same level of service again.”

Fiber Media Converter

During a major system upgrade at over 70 customer sites, Lockheed Martin needed to deal with equipment subjected to a harsh industrial environment with high humidity and dust. They needed to move sensitive equipment away from the harsh conditions and into a Comms Room. At the same time it was decided to replace some components with a more robust alternative to increase the lifetime, safety and security of the equipment.

Although many specific details of the application are confidential, the new network design required a Media Converter to provide copper to fiber conversion for the network link.

Media Converter Application Diagram for Lockheed Martin

Following a successful demo and test phase, 135 Perle Fiber Media Converters were successfully integrated into the customers system.

To learn more, read the full Lockheed Martin integrate Perle Fiber Media Converters Case Study.

About Lockheed Marting

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

About Perle Systems

Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Media Converters, Ethernet Copper Extenders, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards, Remote Power Switches and Multimodem Cards. Since 1976, Perle has distinguished itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.