Perle SMI-10GT Media Converters transparently connect 10GBase-T Ethernet links over multimode or single mode fiber in environments where network security is critical. Each 10GBASE-T Media Converter comes with one RJ45 10GBase-T port and an empty slot for one SFP+ or XFP module.
SMI-10GT Managed Media Converters support all authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) security services used in corporate networks, including TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA. To further protect ID’s and passwords from someone ‘snooping’ on the network, Perle Managed Media Converters provide secure management sessions by supporting SSH, SNMPv3, Telnet and HTTPS. These types of features are used when managing your corporate firewalls, switches and routers. This is why Perle makes them available in the SMI-10GT Managed Media Converter. 10GBASE-T Media Converters are also available for unmanaged applications.
Copper to Fiber conversion is achieved by inserting XFP or SFP+ fiber transceivers that support multimode and single-mode fiber, including CWDM/DWDM wavelengths. Copper to copper is achieved by inserting SFP+ Direct Attach Cable (DAC), also known as twinax, or XFP 10Gbase-CX4 transceivers.
The empty transceiver port on the SMI-10GT Media Converters allow for flexible network configurations to meet any requirement using a variety of 10G transceivers supplied by Perle, Cisco or other manufacturers of MSA compliant SFP+ and XFPs. You can use these products to convert:
Perle 10GBASE-T Gigabit Ethernet to Fiber Converters provide an economical path to extend the distance of an existing 10GbE link. Network Administrators can “see-everything” with Perle’s advanced features such as Smart Link Pass-Through, Fiber Fault Alert, a built-in Link Test capability and Loopback. This allows for more efficient troubleshooting and less on-site maintenance. These cost and time saving features, along with a lifetime warranty and free worldwide technical support, make Perle SMI-10GT Media Converters the smart choice for IT professionals.
For those environments requiring a medium to large-scale deployment of media converters, a centralized platform that simplifies the configuration, administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of Perle Managed Media Converters is recommended. PerleVIEW Device Management software is a multi-user, Windows server-based application that delivers this level of Enterprise-grade solution.
|Smart Link Pass-Through||When Smart Link Pass-Through is enabled (default), each port will reflect the state of its port peer. In this mode, if a link loss is detected on one port the transmit signal on the other port is disabled “passing through” the state of the failed link. This enables managed switches and other devices to report link failures to their network NMS.
When Smart Link Pass-Through is disabled, if a link loss is detected on one port the transmit signal remains enabled on the other port.
|Fiber Fault Alert||With Fiber Fault Alert the state of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet receiver is passed to the transmitter. This provides fault notification to the partner device attached to the 10G Ethernet interface of the media converter.|
|Green Ethernet||Utilizes Green Ethernet energy saving technology based on industry standards such as:
|Built-in Link Test||When enabled, the built-in packet generator transmits Ethernet test frames to its 10 Gigabit Ethernet peer. The remote media converter will auto-detect the test frames and loopback the test frames. Any frames received in error, will cause the Power, LK1 and LK2 LEDs to illuminate in a specific combination to identify the error. During the test different bit test patterns will be utilized every 5 seconds ensuring a thorough link test.|
|Test Mode Auto-detect||No switches are required to be flipped in order to go into test mode. The remote media converter will enter test mode automatically when requested by its central site peer. This virtually eliminates unnecessary truck rolls to a remote site when diagnosing a link failure.|
|EDC Mode Control||Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC) is an algorithmic method used to compensate for optical dispersion that occurs on high speed 10 Gigabit links. EDC mode settings are automatically configured by the media converter based on the information retrieved from the SFP+ or XFP module. This will enable proper operation for extended multimode 10GBase-LRM as well as active or passive copper cabling.|
|Module Temperature Protection||Protects your DOM/DMI capable SFP+ or XFP module by monitoring its internal temperature and will automatically shut down the XFP or SFP if the module is operating above its maximum temperature threshold.|
|High Power Level 4 XFPs||High powered Level 4 XFPs are supported.|
|Gigabit SFP support||The 10 Gigabit media converter model with the SFP slot can also support Gigabit (1000Base-X) SFPs. This allows users to use Gigabit SFPs today and migrate to 10G SFP+ in the future.|
|Jumbo Packets||Transparent to jumbo packets.|
|VLAN||Transparent to VLAN tagged packets.|
|Power Strain Relief strap||A strain relief strap is provided to ensure a solid and secure power connection to the media converter. Ideal for areas that may be exposed to any vibration.|
|Remote Loopback||Capable of performing a loopback on the 10 Gigabit interface. In this mode, all frames received on the port in loopback mode will be transmitted back. This provides users with the capability of utilizing their own in-house test generators for testing the link.|
|Configuration Mode selection||Select whether to use the on-board DIP switches or the management software for mode selection.|
|Module DIP switch settings||View hardware DIP switch settings.|
|Port Control||Enable or disable individual fiber ports on the module.|
|Fiber Port Status||
|Manage Tune-able DWDM XFP modules||Select transceiver ITU 50GHz center wavelengths and channel numbering on tune-able XFP transceivers.|
Enterprise and carrier-grade security is available through the support of strong authentication systems such as TACACS+, RADIUS and LDAP. Secure in-band access is assured via SNMPv3, SSH CLI and secure HTTPS Internet browser.
|Telnet / SSH CLI access||In-band command line access via Telnet or SSH application.|
|Internet Browser access||
|Console port CLI access||Out-of-band command line access via Cisco compatible RJ45 serial console port using common “rolled” CAT5 cable.
Console port can be enabled ( default ) or disabled.
|Concurrent management sessions||Run multiple management sessions simultaneously for multiple users.|
|Inactivity timeout||Protect secure management sessions by setting an inactivity timeout value.|
|Alert event reporting||Alert level events are stored in the local event log and sent as:
|Advanced IP feature set||
|Advanced Management User Authorization and Accounting with primary and secondary server support||
|Access Control List||An access control list can be created which can filter out only those workstations that are authorized to access the management resources. Filter on IP and/or Ethernet MAC addresses.|
|Network Services Filter||Enable only those network services on the management module that are allowed on your network ( Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, SNMP ).|
|Firmware download||Update the latest level firmware for management and media converter modules via TFTP or PerleVIEW.|
|Power||10GT to SFP||10GT to XFP|
|Input Supply Voltage||12 vDC Nominal|
|Maximum Power Consumption (watts)||13*||18*|
|Power Connector||5.5mm x 9.5mm x 2.1mm barrel socket|
|Universal AC/DC Adapter||100-240v AC, regulated AC/12v DC adapter included|
|Power / TST||
|Switches - accessible through a side opening in the chassis|
|Link Mode||When the Link Mode is enabled (default), each port will reflect the state of its port peer using Smart Link Pass-Through. In this mode, if a link loss is detected on one port, the transmit signal on the other port is disabled “passing through” the state of the failed link. This enables managed switches and other devices to report link failures to their network NMS.
When the switch is in the down position, Smart Link Pass-Through is disabled. If a link loss is detected on one port, the transmit signal remains enabled on the other port.
|Fiber Fault Alert||Enabled (Default - Up)
With Fiber Fault Alert the state of the 10 Gigabit ethernet receiver is passed to the transmitter. This provides fault notification to the partner device attached to the 10G ethernet interface of the media converter
|Test Mode||Through the use of three dip switches the unit, and its peer, can be placed into a link test mode which will verify the integrity of the link through the use of its built-in link test generator. The unit can also be placed into a simple line loopback.|
|EEE Green Ethernet||When enabled (default), the media converter will operate as an IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) compliant device.|
|Loopback||Capable of performing a loopback on the 10 Gigabit interface. In this mode, all frames received on the port in loopback mode will be transmitted back. This provides users with the capability of utilizing their own in-house test generators for testing the link.|
|Connectors||10GT to SFP||10GT to XFP|
|10GBase-T (RJ45)||IEEE 802.3an
100 meters on CAT6A or better
100 meters on CAT6A or better
|Pluggable 10G Fiber Transceiver slot ( Hot insertion and removable)||10 Gigabit SFP+ Slot
||10 Gigabit XFP Slot
|Voltages supplied to XFP slots||-||1.8V, 3.3V, 5V and -5.2V|
|Supported 10 Gigabit Fiber pluggable transceivers||IEEE 802.3ae compliant:
||IEEE 802.3ae compliant:
|Supported 10 Gigabit Copper pluggable transceivers||SFP+ Direct Attach Cable (DAC). Also known as:
||IEEE 802.3ak compliant:
|Supported Gigabit Fiber SFPs||1000Base-SX
Note: the RJ45 interface will auto-negotiate to 1000Base-T ( Gigabit )
|Environmental Specifications||10GT to SFP||10GT to XFP|
|Operating Temperature||0° C to 50° C (32° F to 122° F)|
|Storage Temperature||minimum range of -25° C to 70° C (-13° F to 158° F)|
|Operating Humidity||5% to 90% non-condensing|
|Storage Humidity||5% to 95% non-condensing|
|Operating Altitude||Up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)|
( BTU/HR )
|MTBF (Hours)**||Without power adaptor: 160,139
With power adaptor: 125,251
|Without power adaptor: 124,564
With power adaptor: 102,382
|Chassis||Metal with an IP20 ingress protection rating|
|Din Rail Kit||Optional|
|Wall / Rack Mount Kit||Optional|
|Product Weight and Dimensions||10GT to SFP||10GT to XFP|
|Product Weight||0.93 kg, 2.1 lbs||0.93 kg, 2.1 lbs|
|Product Dimensions||8 x 12 x 4.2 cm (3.1 x 4.7 x 1.7 inches)|
|Shipping Weight||1.5 kg, 3.3 lbs||1.5 kg, 3.3 lbs|
|Shipping Dimensions||26 x 17 x 7 cm (10.2 x 6.7 x 2.8 inches)|
|Emissions||FCC Part 15 Class A, EN55022 Class A|
|CISPR 22 Class A|
|Electrical Safety||UL 60950-1|
|Environmental||Reach, RoHS and WEEE Compliant|
|HTSUS Number: 8517.62.0050|
|Perle Limited Lifetime Warranty|
*Maximum rating for both media converter and modules inserted. Actual rating is dependent on the power consumption of the SFP+/XPF modules inserted.
**Calculation model based on MIL-HDBK-217-FN2 @ 30 °C
|10 Gigabit Copper to Fiber Media Conversion|
Convert one 10G Ethernet media to another
Convert your 10GBaseT copper link to multimode or single mode fiber. Ideal for large data centers and Co-Location applications where the distance required to connect top of rack switches exceeds the 100 meter limitation of 10G copper. All managed media converters are managed by SNMP, Telnet or an internet browser interface. This allows the copper or fiber link to provide vital information and status updates to network various management tools.