FlexPoint 10/100

10/100 RJ-45 to Fast Ethernet Fiber Media Converter

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The FlexPoint 10/100 is a 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX to100BASE-FX fiber media converter

  • The RJ-45 port supports auto or manual negotiation
  • Extends network distances up to 120km
  • Supports 100BASE-FX fixed-fiber (SC, ST or LC) and 100BASE-FX SFP transceivers
  • Labeled status LEDs and switches for quick and easy installation
  • Auto MDI/MDI-X crossover
  • Available in AC and DC models
  • Wall-mount or rack-mount on a 5-Module shelf or in a 14-Module power-redundant FlexPoint Powered Chassis
  • Completely software independent with no installation of drivers required
  • Standard (0 to +50°C), wide (-40° to +60°C) and extended (-40°C to +75°C) temperature ranges
  • Peace-of-mind reliability backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support

The FlexPoint 10/100 is a modular 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX RJ-45 to 100BASE-FX fiber media converter that provides reliable and cost-effective network connectivity and fiber extension.

The FlexPoint 10/100 features a 10/100 auto-sensing RJ-45 port that adjusts to the highest level of performance supported by the attached device. An override switch provides manual control over the 10/100 operation of the RJ-45 port and the Half/Full-Duplex operation of both the fiber and RJ-45 ports.

When configured for auto-negotiation, the RJ-45 port automatically detects and sets MDI/MDI-X crossover. When configured for manual operation, the FlexPoint 10/100 features a manual switch to provide the MDI/MDI-X crossover.

The fiber port supports fixed-fiber connectors (SC, ST or LC) and Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers, enabling easy adaptability to different fiber types, distances and wavelengths. The FlexPoint 10/100 supports multimode, single-mode, single-mode single-fiber, in standard and CWDM wavelengths.

Manual switch settings and LED indicators with on-the-label descriptions enable easy configuration to legacy devices or specific network requirements. The LEDs report the availability of power, port activity and link status, speed and duplex modes.

FlexPoint modules can be mounted utilizing optional wall-mounting hardware or with DIN-rail mounting brackets. They can also be rack-mounted in a 5-Module shelf or in a high-density 14-Module, power-redundant Powered Chassis.

FlexPoint modules installed in the 5-Module shelf or used as standalone devices can be powered by an external AC to DC power adapter, 2-pin DC terminal connector or through the 5VDC chassis connector. Standalone modules can also be powered by attaching an external DC power supply (18-60VDC). When used in the 14-Module power-redundant Powered Chassis with any combination of AC and DC power supplies, the installed modules are powered via the 5VDC chassis connector.

The wide variety of FlexPoint mounting and power options provide flexible upgrade paths as network requirements change and grow.

FlexPoint unmanaged media converters are easy to use and provide dependable fiber connectivity in Enterprise and Government networks around the world.

In this enterprise campus application example, FlexPoint 10/100 media converters are installed in a 14-Module Redundant Power chassis for high-density fiber distribution from UTP switch equipment at the Network Core. A UTP workgroup switch (A) is connected via fiber with a standalone FlexPoint 10/100 media converter. Another FlexPoint 10/100 converts the fiber to UTP in a fiber-to-desktop application (B). An Ethernet switch (C) is connected directly via fiber to the FlexPoint module at the Network Core. In all cases, multimode or single-mode fiber can be used, and fiber links can be extended up to 120km using single-mode fiber.

Model Type 10/100
Protocols IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-FX
UTP Cable EIA/TIA 568A/B, Category 5 and higher
Fiber Cables Multimode: 50/125, 62.5/125, 100/140μm
Single-mode: 9/125μm
UTP Connectors RJ-45
Fiber Connectors
SFP:
Dual Fiber:
Single-Fiber:

LC
SC, ST, LC
SC 
Switches User Selectable UTP Crossover, AN/Man,
10/100UTP, UTP FDX/HDX, Fiber FDX/HDX
LED Displays Power, UTP AN, UTP Duplex, UTP Link/Receive,
UTP 10Mbps, UTP 100Mbps, Fiber Duplex Mode,
Fiber Link/Receive
Dimensions W: 3.0" x D: 4.0" x H: 1.0"
Weight 6 oz. (without power adapter)
Compliance UL, CE, FCC Class A
Power Requirments   Terminal or Barrel Connector Molex
Connector
Nominal Voltage: 9VDC 5VDC
Voltage Range: 5.0 to 32.0VDC 4.75 to 5.25VDC
Power Nominal: 0.5A @ 9VDC 0.8A @ 5VDC
Maximum Power: 1A @ 9VDC 1.0A @ 5VDC
Temperature Stardard Operating: 0 to 50oC
Wide Operating: -40oC to 60oC
Extended Operating: -40oC to 75oC
Storage: -40oC to 80oC
Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude -100m to 4000m
MTBF (hrs) Module without Power Adapter: 1,100,000
Module with Power Adapter -1: 250,000
Module with Power Adapter -2: 100,000
Fiber TypeDistanceConnector TypeTx / Rx
λ (nm)
Min.
Tx Power (dBm)
Max.
Tx Power (dBm)
Min.
Rx Sense (dBm)
Max.
Rx Power (dBm)
Optical
Power Budget
(dBm)
STSCLCSFP
- - - - - 4359-x - - - - - -
MM 5km 4342-x 4340-x 4355-1x 1310 -24 -14 -31 -14 7
SM 30km 4343-x 4341-x 4355-2x 1310 -15 -8 -31 -8 16
SM 60km 4345-x 4344-x 4355-3x 1310 -5 0 -31 -3* 26
SM 120km - 4349-x 4355-4x 1550 -5 0 -31 -3* 26
SM / SF 20km - 4357-1x - 1310/1550 -15 -5 -30 -3 15
SM / SF 20km - 4357-2x - 1550/1310 -15 -5 -30 -3 15

For wide temperature (-40 to 60º C), add a "W" to the end of the model number. Consult factory for extended temperature (-40 to +75º C) models.
Power Adapter Kits (-x): -0 = No power adapter included -1 = 110-120 VAC/60 Hz (US plug), -2 = 100-240 VAC/50-60 Hz (IEC plug, no power cord). -9 = 2 Pin terminal connector
Contact Omnitron for other fiber options and operational temperature ranges.
*When using these models in pairs, minimum attenuation of 3dB is required.

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