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Fiber Media Converter

Fiber Optic Media Converter

A fiber media converter is a simple networking device that makes it possible to connect two dissimilar media types such as twisted pair with fiber optic cabling. They were introduced to the industry nearly two decades ago and are important in interconnecting fiber optic cabling-based systems with existing copper-based, structured cabling systems. They are also used in metropolitan area network (MAN) access and data transport services to enterprise customers.

Primus Cable is proud to offer the following categories of fiber to Ethernet media converter products:
  • Single Mode Media Converters
  • Multimode Media Converters
  • Media Converter Chassis (compatible with your fiber optic media converter)

A fiber media converter can support many different data communication protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1/J1, DS3/E3, as well as multiple cabling types such as coax, twisted pair, multi-mode and single-mode fiber optics. Fiber to Ethernet media converter types range from small standalone devices and PC card converters to high port-density chassis systems that offer many advanced features for network management.

An Ethernet media converter can connect different local area network (LAN) media, modifying duplex and speed settings. Switching fiber media converters can connect legacy 10BASE-T network segments to more recent 100BASE-TX or 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet infrastructure. For example, existing half-duplex hubs can be connected to 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet network segments over 100BASE-FX fiber.

When expanding the reach of the LAN to span multiple locations, Ethernet media converters are useful in connecting multiple LANs to form one large campus area network that spans over a limited geographic area. As premises networks are primarily copper-based, a fiber to Ethernet media converter can extend the reach of the LAN over single-mode fiber up to 160 kilometers with 1550 nm optics.

Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) technology in the LAN is especially beneficial in situations where fiber is in limited supply or expensive to provision. This is an important function of any fiber optic media converter. As well as conventional dual strand fiber converters, with separate receive and transmit ports, there are also single strand fiber converters, which can extend full-duplex data transmission up to 120 kilometers over one optical fiber.

At Primus Cable, we leverage or nearly 20 years’ experience to provide you the best possible customer service. If you have any questions about selecting the right fiber media converter or fiber optic media converter for your network, please call us at 951-824-1571. Thank you for choosing Primus Cable as your fiber media converter supplier. We appreciate your business.

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Media Converter Rackmount Chassis, 14 Slots

Price: $249.99
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Primus Cable Item #: MC-4142/14 -

    14 Port/Slot Unmanaged Fiber Converter Chassis, Single Power Supply, 19" Rack Mountable The MC-4142/14 14 Slot Rack-Mount Chassis is specially designed to accommodate our media converters and supports plug-and-play media converter installation. Continuous operation is of great importance to fiber communication, so the chassis is equipped with optional redundant power supply and Hot-Swapping function which allows installing/removing the converter/power supply without powering off the chassis....

    2KM 10/100Base-TX/FX Bridge Multi-Mode Media Converter-SC Connector

    Retail: $74.00
    Price: $59.99
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    Primus Cable Item #: MC-2030/2K/SC/MM -

      10/100 Base-TX/FX Fast Ethernet Bridge Converter 2KM, SC Connector, Multimode Media Converter IEEE802.3u Ethernet supports two types of media for network connections: 10/100BASE-TX and 100BASE-FX. The bridge media converter is designed with a switch controller and buffer memory that connects two types of segments to ensure smooth operation. This converter can be used as a standalone unit or as a slide-in module in a 19” rack chassis for use at a central wiring closet.

      2KM 10/100Base-TX/FX Bridge Multi-Mode Media Converter-ST Connector

      Retail: $77.00
      Price: $59.99
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      Primus Cable Item #: MC-2031/2K/ST/MM -

        10/100 Base-TX/FX Fast Ethernet Bridge Converter 2KM, ST Connector, Multimode Media Converter IEEE802.3u Ethernet supports two types of media for network connections: 10/100BASE-TX and 100BASE-FX. The bridge media converter is designed with a switch controller and buffer memory that connects two types of segments to ensure smooth operation. This converter can be used as a standalone unit or as a slide-in module in a 19” rack chassis for use at a central wiring closet.

        550M 10/100/1000Base-TX/FX Bridge Multimode Media Converter - SC Connector

        Retail: $195.00
        Price: $99.99
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        Primus Cable Item #: MC-4712/500M/SC/MM -

          10/100/1000 Base-TX/FX Gigabit Ethernet Bridge Converter 500M, SC Connector, Multimode Media Converter IEEE802.3u Ethernet supports two types of media for network connections: 10/100/1000BASE-TX and 1000BASE-FX. The bridge media converter is designed with a switch controller and buffer memory that connects two types of segments to ensure smooth operation. This converter can be used as a standalone unit or as a slide-in module in a 19” rack chassis for use at a central wiring closet. ...

          500M 10/100/1000 Base-TX/FX Bridge Multi-Mode Media Converter - SC Connector

          Retail: $199.00
          Price: $99.99
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          Primus Cable Item #: MC-2035/500M/SC/MM -

            Multimode Media Converter, 1000BASE-FX Fiber to 1000BASE-T Copper Gigabit Ethernet Converter, 500M, Full-Duplex, SC/RJ45 Interface What This Product Does The MC-2035/500M/SC/MM is a media converter designed to convert 1000BASE-SX fiber to 1000Base-T copper media or vice versa. Designed under IEEE802.3ab 1000Base-T and IEEE802.3z 1000Base-SX standards, the MC-2035/500M/SC/MM is designed for use with multi-mode fiber cable utilizing the SC-Type connector. The MC-2035/500M/SC/MM supports...

            20KM 10/100Base-TX/FX Bridge Single-Mode Media Converter-SC Connector

            Retail: $78.00
            Price: $64.99
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            Primus Cable Item #: MC-2032/20K/SC/SM -

              10/100BASE-TX RJ45 to 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet Single Mode SC Fiber Media Converter, Full-duplex up to 20KM, Switching Power Adapter, Chassis Mountable IEEE802.3u Ethernet supports two types of media for network connections: 10/100BASE-TX and 100BASE-FX. The bridge media converter is designed with a switch controller and buffer memory that connects two types of segments to ensure smooth operation. This converter can be used as a standalone unit or as a slide-in module in a 19” rack chassis for...

              40KM 10/100Base-TX/FX Bridge Singlemode Media Converter-SC Connector

              Retail: $95.00
              Price: $84.99
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              Primus Cable Item #: MC-2033/40K/SC/SM -

                10/100BASE-TX RJ45 to 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet Single Mode SC Fiber Media Converter, Full-duplex up to 40KM, Switching Power Adapter, Chassis Mountable IEEE802.3u Ethernet supports two types of media for network connections: 10/100BASE-TX and 100BASE-FX. The bridge media converter is designed with a switch controller and buffer memory that connects two types of segments to ensure smooth operation. This converter can be used as a standalone unit or as a slide-in module in a 19” rack chassis for...

                60KM 10/100Base-TX/FX Bridge Single-Mode Media Converter-SC Connector

                Retail: $118.00
                Price: $99.99
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                Primus Cable Item #: MC-2034/60K/SC/SM -

                  10/100BASE-TX RJ45 to 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet Single Mode SC Fiber Media Converter, Full-duplex up to 60KM, Switching Power Adapter, Chassis Mountable IEEE802.3u Ethernet supports two types of media for network connections: 10/100BASE-TX and 100BASE-FX. The bridge media converter is designed with a switch controller and buffer memory that connects two types of segments to ensure smooth operation. This converter can be used as a standalone unit or as a slide-in module in a 19” rack chassis for...

                  Media Converter, Single Mode, 10KM Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE, SC Connector

                  Retail: $199.00
                  Price: $164.99
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                  Primus Cable Item #: MC-2036/10K/SC/SM -

                    10/100/1000BASE Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter 10KM Distance, SC Connector, Single Mode Compliant with IEEE802.3 10BASE-T and IEEE802.3µ 100BASE-FX/TX standards. Support auto-negotiation function in TP port to detect speed (10/100/1000M) and Duplex Mode (full/half) automatically.

                    15KM 1000Base - LX/LH/T  Singlemode Media Converter SC/RJ45 Connectors

                    Retail: $149.00
                    Price: $129.99
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                    Primus Cable Item #: MC-4141/15K/CS -

                      1000BASE RJ45 to 1000BASE Pure Gigabit Ethernet Single Mode SC Fiber Converter, Full-duplex up to 15KM, Switching Power Adapter, Chassis Mountable The MC-4141/15K/CS is a media converter designed to convert 1000BASE-LX/LH fiber to 1000BASE-T copper media or vice versa. Designed under IEEE802.3ab 1000Base-T and IEEE802.3z 1000BASE-LX/LH standards, the MC-4141/15K/CS is designed for use with single-mode fiber cable utilizing the SC-Type connector. The MC-4141/15K/CS supports longwave (LX) laser...

                      20KM 10/100Base – FX/TX Singlemode Media Converter SC/RJ45 Connectors

                      Retail: $99.00
                      Price: $74.99
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                      Primus Cable Item #: MC-4337-20K/SC/SM -

                        100BASE TX1310NM/RX1550NM Fast Ethernet Single Mode WDM Media Converter, 20KM SC/RJ45 Connectors The MC-4337-20K/SC/SM is a media converter designed to convert 100BASE-FX fiber to 100BASE-TX copper media or vice versa. Adopting WDM technology, MC-4337-20K/SC/SM takes only one fiber cable to transmit and receive data, which will save half cabling cost for you. Designed under IEEE 802.3u 10/100BASE-TX and 100BASE-FX standards, the MC-4337-20K/SC/SM is designed for use with single-mode fiber...

                        20KM 10/100Base – TX/FX Singlemode Media Converter SC/RJ45 Connectors

                        Retail: $117.00
                        Price: $74.99
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                        Primus Cable Item #: MC-4336-20K/SC/SM -

                          100BASE TX1550NM/RX1310NM Fast Ethernet Single Mode Media Converter, 20KM SC/RJ45 Connectors The MC-4336-20K/SC/SM is a media converter designed to convert 100BASE-FX fiber to 100BASE-TX copper media or vice versa. Adopting WDM technology, MC-4336-20K/SC/SM takes only one fiber cable to transmit and receive data, which will save half cabling cost for you. Designed under IEEE 802.3u 10/100BASE-TX and 100BASE-FX standards, the MC-4336-20K/SC/SM is designed for use with single-mode fiber cable...

                          10/100/1000Base-TX to 1000Base-FX Media Converter LC/RJ45 Connectors

                          Price: $69.00
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                          Primus Cable Item #: MC-1292/LS -

                            10/100/1000BASE-TX to 1000BASE-FX LC Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Converter, SFP Slot, Power Adapter, Chassis Mountable The MC-1292/LS is a media converter designed to convert 10/100/1000BASE-TX to 1000BASE-FX copper media or vice versa. Designed for full compliance with IEEE802.3 and IEEE802.3u, the MC-1292/LS is designed for use with multi-mode/single-mode fiber cable utilizing the SC/LC-Type connector. It works with multimode fiber measuring 50/125 and 62.5/125um and single mode fiber measuring...

                            10KM 1000Base – SX/LX/LH Bridge Media Converter LC/RJ45 Connectors

                            Retail: $199.00
                            Price: $69.99
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                            Primus Cable Item #: MC-3605/LS -

                              1000BASE RJ45 to 1000BASE LC Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Converter, SFP Slot Supporting MiniGBIC Modules, Switching Power Adapter, Chassis Mountable The MC-3605/LS is a media converter designed to convert 1000BASE-SX/LX/LH fiber to 1000BASE-T copper media or vice versa. Designed under IEEE802.3ab 1000Base-T and IEEE802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX/LH standards, the MC-3605/LS is designed for use with multi-mode/single-mode fiber cable utilizing the SC/LC-Type connector. It works at 850nm on both transmitting...

                              100Base-FX Single Mode/Multimode Media Converter-SC Connector

                              Retail: $400.00
                              Price: $199.99
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                              Primus Cable Item #: MC-4465/100M/MM/SM -

                                100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet Fiber Mode Converter, Multimode (2KM) 1310nm to Single Mode (20KM) 1310nm, SC Connectors This MC-4465/100M/MM/SM mode converter is designed to convert a 1310nm multimode fiber signal into a 1310nm single mode fiber signal and vice versa. This converter is perfect if you are looking to extend your single mode fiber run into equipment that accepts only multimode fiber. This mode converter can be used in conjunction with our other single mode media converters and...

                                Secondary Power Supply for Media Converter Chassis

                                Retail: $159.00
                                Price: $139.99
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                                Primus Cable Item #: MC-5388-PS -

                                  Secondary Power Supply for Media Converter Chassis This secondary or redundant power supply can be used with our 14 slot media converter chassis to ensure your media converters are always powered.