Fibre optic media converter adds models to meet long distances

Industrial communications company, Advantech, has extended its fibre optic media converter product range with the launch of the EKI-2541ML, EKI-2541SL, EKI-2741ML, EKI-2741SL and EKI-2741FL models.

The new fibre optic media converters can connect two dissimilar media types. They are simple to install, assures Advantech, allowing networks to be commissioned quickly. The EKI-2541/2741 series media converters provide cost benefits by affordably integrating fibre infrastructure and copper equipment, This is particularly suitable for fibre-to-building applications for central offices or local sites, advises Advantech.

Typical applications include power and energy, transportation, machine and control automation, building automation and factory automation.

The EKI-2541ML and EKI-2541SL have one 10/100Mbits per second Ethernet RJ-45 connector and one 100Mbits per second multi/single mode SC type fibre port. The EKI-2741ML/SL/FL models offer one 10/100/1000Mbits per second Ethernet RJ-45 connector with one 100/1000Mits per second Ethernet port with SFP or one 1000Mbits per second multi/single mode SC fibre port for 1000Base-SX/LX device.

The MDI/MDI-X auto crossover automatically detects if the link partner is MDI or MDI-X. Auto-MDI/MDIX can be enabled or disabled. When the function is disabled, the port reverts to MDI mode.

Using fibre conversion ensures ease of installation, low cost and flexibility, allowing the customer to build a flexible communications infrastructure and provide seamless connectivity concludes the company.

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