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iConverter RS422/485

Managed Serial RS422/485 to Fiber Media Converter

The Omnitron iConverter RS422/485 is a managed serial RS-422 and RS-485 to fiber converter that transmits serial protocol over fiber media. Fiber transmission extends serial signals up to 120km, and is immune from electrical and magnetic interference.

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Managed Serial RS-422 and RS-485 to fiber media converter with automatic Full-Duplex data rate detection

  • Supports bit rates ranging from 110 bps to 921,600 bps
  • Multimode, single-mode dual fiber with ST, SC and LC connectors, and single-mode single-fiber with SC connectors
  • Supports distances up to 5km on multimode and 120km on single-mode
  • DB-9 and Terminal Block connector options for serial interface
  • Built-in configurable terminators
  • Configurable bit rate for Half-Duplex RS-485 and Full-Duplex RS-485 operation
  • Supports RTS and CTS controls
  • Supports Point-to-Point Half and Full-Duplex, Multi-Point Full-Duplex, and either Head, Tail or Mid-Position
  • Remote Fiber Loopback DIP-switch for easy testing of fiber link, even during serial transmission
  • Modules are hot-swappable in 19-Module, 5-Module, 2-Module or 1-Module chassis
  • Management is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook® provides module status information, remote parameter configuration and trap notification
  • Commercial (0 to 50°C) and wide (-40 to 60°C) temperature ranges
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support

The iConverter RS422/485 is a managed serial RS-422 and RS-485 to fiber converter that transmits serial protocol over fiber media. The RS422/485 media converters operate inpairs, extending serial distances over fiber up to 120km, which improves noise immunity from electrical and magnetic interference.

The RS422/485 is available with a single-mode dual fiber, multimode dual fiber or single-mode single-fiber transceiver. The serial port interface is available with either a DB-9 female connector or terminal block connector for field wiring.

The RS422/485 automatically detects the data rate of connected Full-Duplex serial device, ranging from 110 bps to 921,600 bps. It also automatically adjusts to changes in the connected device’s Full-Duplex data rate during operation without reconfiguration or interruption of service.

Half-Duplex RS-485 and Full-Duplex RS-485 (sometimes referred to as Multipoint RS-422) operations are supportedvia a configurable baud rate DIP-switch to match the master/slave communication timing.

Connection to DTE or DCE devices are configured by an easily accessible DIP-switch on the front-panel. This feature eliminates the need to use a specific serial cable for each type of device.

A built-in remote Fiber Loopback DIP-switch provides easy validation of the entire fiber segment without interrupting fiber operations.

Integrated configurable terminators support RS-422 and RS-485 operations, allowing the unit to be deployed at any node in the serial line.

iConverter RS422/485 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 or DC powered chassis.

The iConverter Multi-Service Platform consists of Network Interface Devices, T1/E1 multiplexers, CWDM multiplexers and managed media converters that combine to deliver Carrier Ethernet and TDM services over fiber or CWDM wavelengths. This flexible architecture supports a wide variety of configurations for scalable and reliable fiber connectivity in Service Provider and Enterprise networks.

In this application example, iConverter RS422/485 modules are deployed in a bookend configuration to enable serial network distance extension over fiber. iConverter RS422/485 modules are installed at each end of the fiber link and provide media conversion for connectivity between a serial host/controller and multi-drop serial devices

.The RS-422 or RS-485 serial equipment can be industrial or manufacturing equipment, casino games, or utility SCADA equipment.

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The iConverter RS422/485 can be used in managed or unmanaged applications. Management provides remote configuration, monitoring and trap notification. Management is accomplished by installing an iConverter Management Module (NMM2) or Network Interface Device (NID) in the same chassis.

The Management Module can be accessed via SNMP, Telnet, and serial port. The RS422/485 can be managed with Omnitron’s intuitive, graphic-oriented NetOutlook SNMP Management Software or third party SNMP management software. Management via the Telnet and the serial interfaces have an easy-to-use, menu-driven interface.

The management software can override the physical DIPswitch settings such as DTE or DCE selection and Fiber Loopback test. Some of the real-time RS422/485 parameters that can be monitored include power, link, data activity status, module type and model, hardware and software revisions, serial numbers and a user-defined identifier.

The iConverter RS422/485 supports SNMP trap notification for the monitoring and notification of different network events. Specific events that generate traps include link-up and linkdown. Trap monitoring of specific events can be selectively enabled or disabled by the network management software.

8780DS-I-specififcations

Description
 iConverter RS422/485

Managed Serial RS-422 and RS-485 to Fiber Media Converter
Data Rates
Asynchronous:
110 bps to 921,600 bps
Standard
Compliances
EIA-422/485
Regulatory
Compliances
UL, CE, FCC Class A, RoHS2, WEEE, REACH
Port Types
Serial:

Fiber:
DB9 Female or Terminal Block

ST, SC, LC, Single-fiber SC
Cable Types
Serial:

Fiber:
24 gauge (typical)

Multimode: 50/125µm, 62.5/125µm
Single-mode: 9/125µm
DC Power
Requirements
DC Input:
(Backplane):
3.3VDC, 0.5A @ 3.3VDC
Dimensions
W: 0.85" x D: 4.5" x H: 2.8"
L: 21.6 mm x B: 114.3 mm x H: 71.1 mm
Weight
8 oz.; 226.8 grams
Temperature
Commercial:
Wide:
Storage:
    0 to 50°C
 -40 to 60°C
 -40 to 80°C
Humidity
5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude
-100m to 4,000m
MTBF (hrs)
850,000
Warranty
Lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support

8780DS-I-ordering

Fiber
Type
Distance
Connector Types
Tx
Lambda

(nm)
Rx
Lambda

(nm)
Min. Tx
Power

(dBm)
Max. Tx
Power

(dBm)
Min. Rx
Power

(dBm)
Max. Rx
Power

(dBm)
Min.
Attenuation

(dB)
Link
Budget

(dB)
ST
SC
LC
MM/DF
5km
8780-0
8782-0
8786-0
1310
1310
-24
-14
-31
-14
-
7
SM/DF
30km
8781-1
8783-1
8787-1
1310
1310
-15
-8
-31
-8
-
16
SM/DF
60km
8781-2
8783-2
8787-2
1310
1310
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
SM/DF
120km
-
8783-3
8787-3
1550
1550
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
SM/SF1
20km
-
8790-1
-
1310
1550
-15
-5
-30
-3
-
15
SM/SF1
20km
-
8791-1
-
1550
1310
-15
-5
-30
-3
-
15
SM/SF1
40km
-
8790-2
-
1310
1550
-8
0
-30
-3
3
22
SM/SF1
40km
-
8791-2
-
1550
1310
-8
0
-30
-3
3
22
 1When using single-fiber (SF) media converter models, the Tx wavelength on one end has to match the Rx wavelength on the other.
  For wide temperature (-40 to 60°C), add a "W" to the end of the model number. Contact Omnitron for extended temperature (-40 to 75°C) models.
  When ordering module with terminal block serial port, add a “T” before the dash “-” in the model number. Examples: 8780T-0, 8783T-3, 8790T-1

 

Chassis and Mounting Options Ordering Table

 19-Module 5-Module2-Module 1-Module
ConfigurationAC
(60 watts)
AC
(120 watts)
24VDC48VDCAC24VDC48VDCAC18-60DCUS ACUNIV AC
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

Use the Power Calculator  to determine the iConverter chassis power supplies required for your module configuration.

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