Distance Extended with Fiber Optic Cable
PLANET FST-80x Smart Media Converter series provides media conversion between 10/100BASE-TX and 100BASE-FX interfaces, such as multi-mode ST/SC connectors (2km), single-mode SC connector (15/35/50km) and single fiber connector using the wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) technology (20/60km) to enable to extend links over long distances using fiber optic cable.
Enhanced Smart Management Features
The FST-80x series provides auto MDI/MDI-X on their TP port and store-and-forward mechanism to eliminate faulty packets. Use the DIP switch from the FST-80x to configure the available smart functions, such as the half/full duplex, auto-negotiation / force and 10/100Mbps options for TP and fiber interfaces. Besides, the Link Loss Return (LLR) and Link Loss Carry Forward (LLCF) functions can immediately alarm network administrator once there is a media link issue, thus helping to monitor the status of the entire network.
The FST-80x series can be connected easily and cost-effectively as these smart media converters can be used as a standalone unit when powered on by its DC adapter, or used as a slide-in module connected to PLANET 19-inch, 16-slot web smart/managed media converter chassis (MC-1600MR/MC-1600MR48 and MC-1610MR/MC-1610MR48). When working with the web smart/managed media converter chassis, the status of the FST-80x can be monitored via the local RS-232 console and remote web interface.