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Expanded Description of Types of Media Converters

Passive Optical Networking (PON)

The demand for faster bandwidth continues to expand, and installers and ISP providers are turning to fiber optic cable. Additionally, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are moving their delivery model to G.Fast. Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) or Fiber-To-The-Curb (FTTC) network architectures are beginning to be replaced because of the associated demands for bandwidth. GEPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) supports ATM, Ethernet, and WDM. GEPON only requires a single fiber cable to connect to an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) near a Customer’s Premise (CP) making it an attractive solution.

Standard Media Converters

The standard media converter does not require a web interface, and essentially convert signals from ethernet to fiber. These are some of the simplest models and are perfect for companies with junior IT staff and simple retrofits as their networks develop.

Managed Media Converters

A managed media converters can be easily deployed through a simple web interface. They can also be loaded into a chassis, resembling a switch. This option stabilizes the units.  Management capability allows remote web configuration. This capability used in conjunction with a managed switch can add an additional security layer for LANs used to manage intellectual property or financial data.

Industrial Media Converters

An industrial media converter provides highly efficient media conversion in extreme temperatures and environments. It will work well when installed outdoors or on the floor of a manufacturing facility.



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