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These compact, Plug-and-Play UTP-to-fiber media converters feature advanced link management and remote configuration tools as well as power supply flexibility for deployment in out-of-the-way industrial applications. For instance, use the Managed Miniature Media Converters to connect lower-cost copper switches to your fiber optic backbone to not only bridge legacy Ethernet and Fast Ethernet segments to fiber, but also increase your network distance and security over optical cable. Plus, they can be used in virtual local area network (VLAN) based applications, too.
They are particularly well-suited for campus network administrators looking for a way to isolate management traffic and customer data across a high-speed, point-to-point fiber link. But they can also be used by service providers who want remote customer premise equipment (CPE) management capabilities while delivering high-bandwidth "triple play" (voice, video, and data) services to customers. In a typical application, you'd use a Managed Miniature Media Converter at a remote office to convert a long-distance fiber link from a central office to copper, managing the media converter from the central office with either SNMP or Telnet.
The media converters support bidirectional bandwidth control and a unique management tool in the included GUI based software that enables you to monitor the entire link between central and remote offices. Both the CPE and the fiber link can be managed as a single entity. In addition, the converters include DHCP and TFTP clients, and an SNMP management agent gives you the power to keep tabs on the status and activity of copper and fiber ports at the remote end.