iConverter Tx/2Fx and Tx/2Tx

Redundant Fast Ethernet Fiber and UTP Managed Ethernet Media Converters

The iConverter Redundant Fast Ethernet modules are designed for use in networks that require fiber or copper link redundancy. With a link fault detection time of 100 microseconds, the Redundant iConverter modules provide the rapid response time required for mission-critical applications. All ports support Half or Full-Duplex operation, and the UTP ports can auto-negotiate or be manually set to a required duplex mode.

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The iConverter Redundant Fast Ethernet modules provide hot backup, 100 microseconds link redundancy for critical applications

  • Tx/2Fx model provides 100BASE-TX copper to two 100BASE-FX fiber links
  • Tx/2Tx models provide 100BASE-TX copper to two 100BASE-TX copper links
  • Fiber modules support multimode, single-mode dual fiber with ST, SC and LC connectors, and single-mode single-fiber with SC connectors
  • RJ-45 ports support auto-negotiation and forced Half/Full-Duplex and manual crossover switch
  • User-selectable link fault detection modes facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting
  • 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 real-time port and module status information, remote parameter configuration and trap notification
  • Commercial (0 to 50ºC) and wide (-40º to 60ºC) temperature ranges
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support

The iConverter Redundant Fast Ethernet managed media converters are members of the modular iConverter product family, and include:

Tx/2Tx - 100BASE-TX copper to dual 100BASE-TX copper

Tx/2Fx - 100BASE-TX copper to dual 100BASE-FX dual fiber

Tx/2Fx SF - 100BASE-TX copper to dual 100BASE-FX single-fiber

The iConverter Redundant Fast Ethernet modules are designed for use in networks that require fiber or copper link redundancy. With a link fault detection time of 100 microseconds, the Redundant iConverter modules provide the rapid response time required for mission-critical applications.

All ports support Half or Full-Duplex operation, and the RJ-45 ports can auto-negotiate or be manually set to a required duplex mode.

All ports support Link Propagation (Link Loss Carry Forward), Link Segmentation, Remote Fault Detection and Symmetrical Fault Detection modes to facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting.

iConverter Redundant Fast Ethernet 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.

iConverter Multi-Service Platform

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 the application below, the iConverter Tx/2Fx enables 100Mbps fiber link redundancy to an IP camera that has an RJ-45 copper port. Fiber is run to the camera from a primary fiber link connected to a fiber switch, and secondary backup fiber link is run from another fiber switch for failover protection. Both links connect to the fiber ports on the Tx/2Fx module installed in an iConverter 1-Module Chassis. If the primary fiber link goes down, the secondary backup link becomes active and maintains network connectivity to the camera via the RJ-45 port on the module.

This configuration can also provide fiber redundancy to Point of Sale equipment, Wi-Fi access points, and mission-critical Ethernet switches in financial, healthcare and military networks.

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In this application, iConverter Tx/2Tx modules are installed in 1-Module Chassis and deployed in a bookend configuration between two Ethernet switches. The Tx/2Tx modules provide primary and secondary backup UTP copper cable links between the Ethernet switches. If the primary link goes down, the secondary backup link becomes active and maintains network connectivity between the switches.

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In this application, iConverter Tx/2Fx modules are deployed in a mission-critical star topology network. In the upper left, Tx/2Fx modules are installed in an iConverter 19-Module Chassis to provide high-density distribution of redundant fiber links from a third-party Ethernet switch with RJ-45 copper ports. At each end of the redundant fiber links, the primary link and the secondary backup fiber link are connect to the fiber ports on the Tx/2Fx module installed in an iConverter 1-Module Chassis. If the primary fiber link goes down, the secondary backup link becomes active and maintains network connectivity to the network switch via the RJ-45 port on the module.

 

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The iConverter Tx/2Fx and Tx/2Tx 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. They 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 Link Propagate, Link Segment or Remote Fault Detection. Some real-time parameters that can be monitored included port state (active, standby), link and data receive status. Other parameters include module type and model, hardware and software revisions, serial numbers and a user-defined identifier.

The iConverter Tx/2Fx and Tx/2Tx supports SNMP trap notification for the monitoring and notification of different network events. Specific events that generate traps include module insertion and removal, and port link-up and link-down. Trap monitoring of specific events can be selectively enabled or disabled by the network management software.

8400DS-F-specififcations

Description
 iConverter Tx/2Fx and Tx/2Tx

Redundant Fast Ethernet Media Converters
Standard
Compliances
IEEE 802.3
Regulatory
Compliances
UL, CE, FCC Class A, RoHS2, WEEE, REACH
Frame Size
Up to 1,536 bytes
Port Types
Copper:

Fiber:
100BASE-TX (RJ-45)

100BASE-FX (ST, SC, LC)
100BASE-LX (ST, SC, LC)
100BASE-ZX (SC, LC)
100BASE-BX (SC Single-Fiber)
Cable Types
Copper:

Fiber:
EIA/TIA 568A/B, Cat 5 UTP and higher

Multimode: 50/125µm, 62.5/125µm
Single-mode: 9/125µm
DC Power
Requirements
DC Input:
(Backplane):
3.3VDC, 1.1A @ 3.3VDC (Tx/2Fx)
3.3VDC, 0.7A @ 3.3VDC (Tx/2Tx)
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)
520,000
Warranty
Lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support

8400DS-F-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
RJ-45
Tx/2Fx
MM/DF
5km
8420-0
8422-0
8426-0
-
1310
1310
-24
-14
-31
-14
-
7
SM/DF
30km
8421-1
8423-1
8427-1
-
1310
1310
-15
-8
-31
-8
-
16
SM/DF
60km
8421-2
8423-2
8427-2
-
1310
1310
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
SM/DF
120km
-
8423-3
8427-3
-
1550
1550
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
SM/SF1
20km
-
8430-1
-
-
1310
1550
-15
-5
-30
-3
-
15
SM/SF1
20km
-
8431-1
-
-
1550
1310
-15
-5
-30
-3
-
15
SM/SF1
40km
-
8430-2
-
-
1310
1550
-8
0
-30
-3
3
22
SM/SF1
40km
-
8431-2
-
-
1550
1310
-8
0
-30
-3
3
22
SM/SF1
60km
-
8430-3
-
-
1310
1550
-5
0
-31
-3
-
26
SM/SF1
60km
-
8431-3
-
-
1550
1310
-5
0
-31
-3
-
26
Tx/2Tx
UTP
100m
-
-
-
8400-0
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
 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 other configurations and extended temperature
  (-40 to 75°C) models.

 

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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