Media Converter Types of Conversion

Network best practices recommend enterprise networks maximize the use of copper cabling because of the relative cost-effectiveness for this technology and use fiber-optic cabling in backbone and high-throughput applications because of its capacity and extended distance specifications.

Media converters overcome connectivity challenges in these networks given that there is a conversion type for every network. Copper to fiber media converters give network managers the ability to add fiber links to their networks to solve targeted transmission distance or EMI noise challenges. Fiber to fiber media converters facilitate connectivity between single mode and multimode networks, extend the distance of multimode networks, and overcome other fiber network connectivity challenges. This includes connecting networks using light sources with different power levels, connecting two networks that utilize different light wavelengths, and connecting single fiber network cables to dual fiber cables. Copper to copper media converters help to convert between different Ethernet network standards or extend an Ethernet network across multiple cable types.

Transition Networks’ media converters support a diverse set of conversion types, protocols, and form factors, such as chassis-based slide-in cards, stand-alone converters, and mini converters. With a wide variety of options, our ION Media Conversion Platform offers a multitude of options under one cohesive platform for quick and easy management and troubleshooting.

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