When it comes to networking hardware, media converters can offer a flexible and cost-effective solution for integrating and optimizing fiber links across all network types. Among the many functions of media converters is the ability to enable fiber optic connectivity between two network devices that exceed the transmission distance of copper cabling. Media converters also provide fiber-to-fiber conversion from multi-mode fiber to single-mode fiber, convert to single fiber links and convert between wavelengths for Wavelength Division Multiplexing applications. Usually protocol specific, media converters support a wide variety of network types and data rates.
Media conversion technology can be used to address issues such as network complexity, demanding applications and the growing number of devices on a network that can slow down Local Area Networks. By using fiber and integrating new equipment in existing cabling infrastructure, media converters support a wide variety of protocols, data rates and media types resulting in a more cost-effective and reliable network.
Media conversion technology may be used to:
- Increase network distances by utilizing fiber optic cabling and extending fiber links
- Continue use of existing equipment with some adjustments, not a complete overhaul
- Remotely manage converter and other configurations
- Covert existing systems for bandwidth capacity enhancement
- Enable fiber-to-the-desktop
Gettle’s experienced Datacom team of industry-certified system designers, engineers and technicians have experience with networks of all sizes and complexities and can provide your business with a comprehensive network evaluation to identify areas for improved performance and insights into how media converters and other technology can be used to maximize the efficiency of network enhancements. Contact us today to discuss how your company’s data and communications network can be more efficient and effective.