May 11, 2010

Perle Systems Extends Ethernet to Fiber Media Converter Line

10/100/1000 Media Converters allow companies to use fiber optic lines to bridge 10/100 Ethernet devices to a Gigabit backbone

NASHVILLE, TN—May 11, 2010—Perle is pleased to announce a new range of 10/100/1000 Ethernet to Fiber Media Converters, enabling customers to add the benefits of fiber to their UTP copper-based network.   These new 10/100/1000 Media Converters are also ideal for companies who need to bridge 10/100 devices to a Gigabit backbone.

“It is quite common for companies to have a combination of 10Mb Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet in their network,” said John Feeney, COO of Perle Systems. “For example a company headquarters may be using a Gigabit backbone but the remote offices are still using 10 or 100MB Ethernet. Devices on the 10/100 Ethernet switch in the remote branch office can be connected over fiber optic lines to the Gigabit backbone at the headquarters through the use of Perle’s 10/100/1000 Converters. They also allow companies to standardize on one type of Media Converter in their network since they support 10, 100 and 1000 MB devices.”

Using 10/100/1000 Media Converters, facilities can be connected over public or privately owned fiber optic cable up to 70 km away and they don’t need to reinvest in new fiber base switches, routers or firewalls – which are generally 3 times more expensive than their copper based counterparts.

Perle’s Media Converter line includes an extensive choice of full-featured solutions. With the use of high-end components Perle guarantees, with a Lifetime Warranty, complete user satisfaction. And, all Perle Media Converters have an on-board microcontroller which deals with error detection and recovery.

Learn more about Perle’s 10/100/1000 Media Converters.

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 for Data Center Management, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Remote Power Switches, Media Converters, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards and Multimodem Cards. Perle distinguishes 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.