iConverter 2Fx

100BASE-FX to 100BASE-FX Managed Fast Ethernet Media Converter & Switch


100BASE-FX to 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet fiber media converter and switch

  • Supports multimode, single-mode, and single-fiber with ST, SC and LC connectors
  • Ethernet backplane ports for in-band management and expansion to adjacent modules
  • Supports IEEE 802.1Q Tag VLAN, Q in Q and Port VLAN
  • Supports IEEE 802.1p Prioritization QoS
  • Individual Port Bandwidth and Port Access Controls
  • Per port MIB statistics
  • Flash-upgradable memory option
  • User-selectable link fault detection modes facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting
  • Management is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook® provides real-time port status, parameter configuration and trap notification
  • Modules are hot-swappable in 19-Module, 5-Module, 2-Module or 1-Module chassis
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support


The iConverter 2Fx managed media converter is a member of the modular iConverter product family. The 2Fx provides a cost effective solution for extending network distances by connecting multimode fiber network devices over single-mode fiber cabling. The iConverter 2Fx both regenerates and re-times the fiber optic signal, and multiple 2Fxs can be used to extend total network distances.

iConverter 2Fx models are available with multimode, single-mode, or single-fiber options, and support ST, SC and LC connectors.

The iConverter 2Fx features two 10/100 Ethernet backplane ports to provide connectivity to adjacent modules for network expansion and provides additional fiber ports for iConverter modular NIDs.

The iConverter 2Fx supports the IEEE 802.1Q and 802.1p standards. It supports the 802.1Q VLAN packet tagging and untagging for segregating data in Enterprise networks, and enables secure separation of Service Provider network management and customer data.

The 802.1Q Q-in-Q stacked tags enable Service Providers to offer their customers secure Ethernet Virtual Private Line services which isolates each customer's data traffic, as well as the Service Provider's management traffic.

The iConverter 2Fx features Port VLAN, which can be configured to restrict traffic flow between the module's fiber, UTP and backplane ports to improve security and intrusion protection. The 802.1p prioritization enables delivery of Quality of Service (QoS) to high-priority, real-time applications such as voice and video over Ethernet.

The iConverter 2Fx supports Bandwidth and Port Access Controls. Bandwidth Control enables the network administrator to selectively deliver eight different levels of traffic bandwidth to different ports, thereby limiting the bandwidth allocated to individual users. The Port Access Control enables the network administrator to easily control and deny individual port access while maintaining port configuration for easy port re-enabling.

The 2Fx features user-selectable Link Propagate, Link Segment, Remote Fault Detection, and Symmetrical Fault Detection modes to facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting.

iConverter 2Fx modules are hot-swappable and can be mounted in a 19-Module (2U high) or 5-Module (1U high) rack-mountable chassis (19-inch or 23-inch) with any combination of redundant AC, 24VDC or 48VDC power supplies. They can also be mounted in a 2-Module AC or 18 to 60VDC powered chassis, or in a 1-Module AC/DC powered chassis.

Management is accomplished by using a Network Management Module (NMM2) or a media converter with integrated management (such as an iConverter 10/100M2) that provides monitoring, remote configuration and trap notification. The management module can be accessed via SNMP, Telnet and via a serial port. The SNMP-based management is accomplished via Omnitron's intuitive, graphic-oriented NetOutlook management software or third party SNMP management software. Management via the Telnet and the serial interfaces have an easy-to-use, menu-driven interface.

Some of the real-time 2Fx parameters that can be monitored include link and data receive status. Other parameters include module type and model, hardware and software revisions, serial numbers and a user-defined identifier.

The 2Fx supports reporting of MIB statistics. Statistics are available for 32 variables per port, reporting real-time packet statistics to provide performance and operational monitoring.

Remote configuration of the 2Fx module enables setting of VLAN and other software-only configured parameters as well as overriding of physical DIP-switch settings. Overriding of physical DIP-switch settings enables setting of parameters such as auto-negotiation, Half/Full-Duplex, Link modes and backplane port enables. In case of power removal, the configuration can be reloaded from the NMM when the NMM "Soft Reload" option is selected.

In addition to all standard iConverter SNMP traps such as module insertion and removal, the 2Fx modules can generate traps on port state changes including link-up and link-down. Trap monitoring of specific events can be selectively enabled or disabled by the network administrator.

To facilitate future features and upgrades, the 2Fx supports field upgrades using the flash memory feature. Software can be upgraded by the management module via FTP.

Model Type 2Fx
Protocols 100BASE-FX
Fiber Connectors SC, LC, Single-Fiber SC
Controls LS/LP, RFD, SFD, FDX/HDX, BP Enable
LED Displays Power, FO link, FDX/HDX
Dimensions W:0.85" x D:4.5" x H:2.8"
Weight 8 oz.
Compliance UL, CE, FCC Class A
Power Requirement 0.9A @ 3.3VDC (typical)
Temperature Standard: 0 to 50º C
Wide: -40 to 60º C
Storage: -40 to 80º C
Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude -100m to 4000m
MTBF (hrs) 880,000
Model TypeFiber TypeDistancesConnector TypeTx λ (nm)Rx λ (nm)Min.
Tx Power (dBm)
Tx Power (dBm)
Rx Sense (dBm)
Rx Sense (dBm)
Link Budget
2Fx Dual Fiber MM 5km 8440-0 8442-0 - 1310 1310 -24 -14 -31 -14 7
SM 30km 8441-1 8443-1 8447-1 1310 1310 -15 -8 -31 -8 16
SM 60km 8441-2 8443-2 8447-2 1310 1310 -5 0 -31 -3* 26
SM 120km - 8443-3 8447-3 1550 1550 -5 0 -31 -3* 26
2Fx Single-Fiber SM 20km - 8450-1 - 1310 1550 -15 -5 -30 -3 15
SM 40km - 8450-2 - 1310 1550 -8 0 -30 -3* 22
SM 20km - 8451-1 - 1550 1310 -15 -5 -30 -3 15
SM 40km - 8451-2 - 1550 1310 -8 0 -30 -3* 22

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.
When using single-fiber (SF) media converter models, the Tx wavelength on one end has to match the Rx wavelength on the other.
*A minimum of 3dB of attenuation is required for these models.

Chassis and Mounting Options Ordering Table

(60 watts)
(120 watts)
One (1) Power Supply 8200-1 8201-1 8206-1 8205-1 8220-1 8226-1 8225-1 8230-0 8235-0 8240-1 8240-2
One (1) Power Supply with Dying Gasp Support - - - - - - - 8230-1 8235-1 8241-1 8241-2
Two (2) Power Supplies 8200-2 8201-2 8206-2 8205-2 8220-2 8226-2 8225-2 - - 8245-111* 8245-112*
Three (3) Power Supplies 8200-3 8201-3 8206-3 8205-3 - - - - - - -
Spare Power Supply 8200-9 8201-9 8206-9 8205-9 8220-9 8226-9 8225-9 - - - -
23" Rack Mounting Kit 8091-2 8091-2 8091-2 8091-2 8092-2 8092-2 8092-2 - - - -
Blank Module Panel 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 - -
Wall Mounting Hardware Kit -   - - - - - 8249-0 8249-0 8249-0 8249-0
1U 19" Rack Mount Shelf - - - - - - - 8260-0 8260-0 8260-0 8260-0
DIN Rail Mounting Kit -   - - - - - - - 8250-0 8250-0

When ordering a Wide Temperature chassis, add a W to the end of the part number. For example:8230-1W
Consult factory for extended temperature (-40 to +75º C) models.
* Click on part number for complete ordering information on the 1-Slot Redundant Power Chassis with Power over Ethernet

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