What Is Media Converter

Media conversion systems are versatile and cost effective devices to implement and optimise fibre conversion in all networks. The most common type of medium converter is a transceiver transforming the electric signal used in the copper cable Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP). If the transmission distance of copper cable exceeds the distance between two network devices, fibre-optic communication is mandatory. By converting copper to fibre, two copeports can be connected via fibre optic cable over extended distances by means of media conversions. Ethernet Converters are available as physical layer or layer 2 switching devices and can provide switching speed and other advanced features such as VLAN tagging. Media converters are typically protocol specific and can take up a wide variety of network types and data rates. Multiplex (WDM) applications between wavelengths can also be converted by media converter. Media converters are a Swiss Network Cutter, used by the Business , Government, Data Center, and Telecom Fiber networks, for Convergent and Fiber Distance Expansions.

The benefits of media converters

The network size, the demanding applications and the number of network terminals increase the Local Area Network ( LAN) drive speed and bandwidth requirements. Digital conversion systems address these issues where necessary by using the fibre and integrating new technology into existing cable infrastructure. The media converter ensures a seamless convergence of copper and fibre into various fibre forms of company LAN networks. Digital converters convert to fibre rather than copper and switch between various fibre types. Ethernet Network Media Converter supports optimised switching systems and allows 10/100 and 10/100/1000 rates to be enabled. Advanced features, such as VLAN, prioritisation of service quality (QoS), port access control and bandwidth management, can also be enabled by media converters. This makes delivering new content, voices and videos simpler for end-users. The media converters in a small, cost-effective unit support all of the sophisticated switching capabilities. 

Media converters use the advantages of the fibre optic cable

 Fiber can carry more data than copper cable over long distances, and increased distances allow more users and facilities to be reached. Since fibre has no electro-magnetic emissions, it has absolute immunity to electric interference and offers greater protection than co-cabling. Business , government and financial networks have become perfect platforms for fibre. Fiber network infrastructure-supported distances will mainly be limited by the optical power or luminosity of the active interface hardware. The lengths of the Fiber will range from 300 to 160 kilometres depending on the form of the media converter, the cable, wavelength and data rate.