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Media Converters and Transponders

Omnitron Systems

Media converters do more than convert copper-to-fiber and convert between different fiber types. Media converters for Ethernet networks can support integrated switch technology, and provide the ability to perform 10/100 and 10/100/1000 rate switching. Additionally, media converters can support advanced features including VLAN, Quality of Service (QoS) prioritization, Port Access Control and Bandwidth Control. These features facilitate the deployment of new data, voice and video to end users. Media converters can provide all these sophisticated switch capabilities in a small, cost-effective device.

Solutions Provided by Media Converters:

  • Increase network distances by converting UTP to fiber and extending fiber links
  • Maintain investments in existing equipment
  • Increase the capacity of existing fiber with WDM wavelengths (when used with multiplexers)

New Applications for Media Converters:

  • Remotely managed converter and multi-port switch configurations
  • Convert WDM wavelengths for bandwidth capacity enhancement
  • Enable Fiber-to-the-Desktop


Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters

Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters

Supporting the IEEE 802.3 standard, Ethernet copper-to-fiber media converters provide connectivity for Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet devices. Some converters support 10/100 or 10/100/1000 rate switching, enabling the integration of equipment of different data rates and interface types into one seamless network.

iConverterĀ® Managed Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters

iConverter managed copper-to-fiber media converters provide seamless integration of copper and fiber optic cabling, and support a wide variety of network protocols, data rates and cabling media types. iConverter media converters can be used in managed or unmanaged networks. The iConverter media converters are part of a Multi-Service platform that includes transponders, CWDM multiplexers and Carrier Ethernet demarcation devices.

Omnitron iConverter media converters are backed with a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support.

iConverter Copper to Fiber Media Converter Applications

Copper-to-fiber media converters can be deployed in a variety of networks and applications. In this application, media converters installed in a high-density chassis are used to distribute fiber from a centrally located copper switch to remote locations. At the end of the fiber runs, standalone media converters and compact chassis are used to convert the fiber back to copper for connectivity to switches and workstations.

Omnitron iConverter Managed Media Converter Campus LAN
Detailed copper-to-fiber application diagrams:

Point-to-Point Fiber for Ethernet, T1 and Serial Networks

Demarcation Extension and Riser Management

Managed Multi-Service Fiber Wide Area Network

Data Center 10G Copper to Fiber Connectivity


Fiber-to-Fiber Media Converters

Fiber-to-Fiber Media Converters

Fiber-to-fiber media converters provide connectivity between multimode and single-mode fiber, and between dual fiber and single-fiber. In addition, fiber-to-fiber media converters support conversion from one wavelength to another, including standard wavelengths (1310, 1550) and CWDM wavelengths. Fiber-to-fiber media converters are typically protocol independent and available for Ethernet, and TDM applications.

iConverterĀ® Managed Fiber-to-Fiber Media Converters

iConverter managed fiber-to-fiber media converters provide multimode to single-mode conversion, dual fiber to single fiber conversion, and fiber distance extension. iConverter protocol-transparent transponders provide standard wavelength to WDM wavelength conversion. iConverter fiber-to-fiber converters can be used in managed or unmanaged networks.

Omnitron iConverter media converters are backed with a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support.

iConverter Fiber to Fiber Media Converter Applications

Fiber-to-fiber media converters can be deployed to convert multimode fiber (typically deployed inside buildings) to single-mode to reach remote locations, as shown in the application below. Fiber-to-fiber media converters are also used to convert dual fiber to single-fiber, and as fiber repeaters to extend fiber network distances.

Omnitron iConverter F2F-10G Multimode to Single-mode Media Conversion
Detailed fiber-to-fiber application diagrams:

Point-to-Point Fiber for Ethernet, T1 and Serial Networks

Demarcation Extension and Riser Management

Managed Multi-Service Fiber Wide Area Network


Media Conversion for Your Application

Fiber Optic Media Converters by Protocol

Ethernet Media Converters for 10Mbps to 10Gps Ethernet to Fiber conversion with 10/100 and 10/100/1000 bridging

TDM Media Converters for demarcation extension of T1 and T3 circuits

Serial Media Converters extend serial connections over fiber with RS-232, RS-422/485 and x21

Protocol Transparent Fiber-to-Fiber Transponders with SFP, SPF+ and XFP transceivers

Specialised Fiber Media Converters

Industrial Media Converters

Miniature Ethernet Media Converters

PoE Injector Media Converters

PoE Powered Media Converters


Omnitron Warranty

AusOptic is an authorised Omnitron Systems partner in Australia

Why choose Omnitron Media Converters?

Omnitron Systems are world-leading fiber optic media converter experts, with over 20 years in business. Choosing high-quality media converters for your application is critical for network uptime and long-term reliability.

  • Lifetime Warranty on all Omnitron media converters
  • Omnitron fiber media converters are Made in the USA and are TAA Compliant
  • Free 24/7 Technical Support on all media converters
  • Hardened fiber media converters with industrial temperature ranges
  • Advanced features include fault propagation, loopback, auto-negotiation and MDI/MDIX auto-crossover
  • Supports Ethernet jumbo frames
  • Available as standalone media converters and chassis-plug in modules
  • Managed media converters with secure SNMPv3 management support VLAN and QoS
  • Media converters with pluggable SFP fiber optic ports for use with MSA compliant SFPs.
  • Media converters support a wide variety of network protocols, cabling and connector types
  • Fiber media converters with industry leading MTBF published in each product specification
  • Pre-Sales support with experienced media converter technical specialists
  • Proven standards compliance and network interoperability

Supported Network Protocols:

  • 10, 100, Gigabit and 10G Ethernet
  • 10G OTN
  • 10G OTN
  • T1 / E1 and T3 / E3 / DS3>
  • SONET (OC-3, OC-12, OC-48 and OC-96)
  • Fibre Channel
  • Serial RS-232 / 422 / 530
  • Protocol Transparent, supporting data rates up to 11.32Gbps

Supported Fiber Cable and Connector Types:

  • SFP, SFP+ and XFP Standard Wavelength Transceivers
  • SFP, SFP+ and XFP CWDM Transceivers
  • ST, SC, LC and MT-RJ Connectors
  • Single-mode and Multimode Fiber
  • Dual and Single Fiber

Supported Copper Cable and Connector Types:

  • Copper RJ-45
  • BNC and Mini BNC
  • Coax
  • UTP Category 4, 5 and 6
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  1. Omnitron miConverter 10/100 Plus; 10/100BTx RJ45 to 100BFx SC/MM (1.3/5km) Auto/Man USB Pwr Adapter

    Ships in 15 to 20 Business Days

    SKU # 418166
  2. Omnitron Fiber Media Converter iConverter GX/TM Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100/1000T to 1000Sx/SC/MM/850nm/220m w/M

    Ships in 15 to 20 Business Days

    SKU # 418911
  3. Omnitron Fiber Media iConverter 10FL/T; 10BT RJ45 to 10BFL LC/SM (1.3/30km)

    Ships in 15 to 20 Business Days

    SKU # 417000
  4. Omnitron iConverter GX/TM2; 10/100/1000T to 1000X SFP module w/Mgmt

    Ships in 15 to 20 Business Days

    SKU # 417076
  5. Omnitron iConverter GX/TM2; 10/100/1000T to 1000X SFP W/Mnt/B/Pwr Int w/Mgmt

    Ships in 15 to 20 Business Days

    SKU # 417114
  6. Omnitron iConverter 2GXM2; 1000X SFP to 1000X SFP module US w/Mgmt

    Ships in 15 to 20 Business Days

    SKU # 417151
  7. Omnitron iConverter X21; X.21 Copper to Fiber/ST/MM/1.3/5km w/ Adapter Cable

    Ships in 15 to 20 Business Days

    SKU # 417244
  8. Omnitron iConverter X21; X.21 Copper to Fiber/SFP TT DC w/ Adapter Cable

    Ships in 15 to 20 Business Days

    SKU # 417255
  9. Omnitron iConverter GX/T 10/100/1000T to 1000Sx LC/MM (850nm/220m)

    Ships in 15 to 20 Business Days

    SKU # 417312
  10. Omnitron Media Converter, 10baseT to 10baseFL, MM, 850nm ST, No Power Supply

    Ships in 15 to 20 Business Days

    SKU # 418003
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