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 UTP to two 100BASE-FX fiber links
  • Tx/2Tx models provide 100BASE-TX UTP to two 100BASE-TX UTP copper links
  • Fiber modules support multimode, single-mode, and single-fiber with ST, SC and LC connectors
  • Auto-negotiation or forced Half/Full-Duplex and crossover switches on all UTP ports
  • 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 and module information, remote 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 Redundant Fast Ethernet managed media converters are members of the modular iConverter product family, and include:

  • Tx/2Tx - 100BASE-TX UTP to dual 100BASE-TX UTP
  • Tx/2Fx - 100BASE-TX UTP to dual 100BASE-FX dual fiber
  • Tx/2Fx SF - 100BASE-TX UTP 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 UTP ports can auto-negotiate or be manually set to a required duplex mode. The fiber ports are always set to manual mode. All ports in an application must be set to the same 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/DC powered chassis.

The iConverter family of managed fiber access media converters are used in Service Provider access networks and Enterprise LANs. iConverter media converters provide fiber connectivity with copper-to-fiber, multimode fiber to single-mode fiber, or dual fiber to single-fiber conversions.

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 parameters that can be monitored include port state (active, standby), link and data receive status. Other parameters include module type and model, hardware and software revisions, serial numbers, and an user-defined identifier.

The user can override the redundant module's physical DIP-switch settings by using SNMP or Telnet to remotely configure DIP-switch-selectable parameters such as Link Propagate, Link Segment or Remote Fault Detection.

In addition to all standard iConverter SNMP traps such as module insertion and removal, the redundant 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.

Model Type Tx/2Fx Tx/2Tx
Protocols 100BASE-FX, 100BASE-TX 100BASE-TX
Primary Connectors RJ-45 RJ-45
Redundant Connectors SC, ST, LC,
Single-Fiber SC
RJ-45
Controls UTP X-over, LS/LP, RFD, SFD, UTP Auto/Man, FDX/HDX UTP X-over, LS/LP, RFD, SFD, UTP Auto/Man, FDX/HDX
LED Displays Power, FO link, UTP link, Select, Auto, FDX/HDX Power, UTP link, UTP link, Select, Auto, 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 0.7A @ 3.3VDC 1.1A @ 3.3VDC
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) 520,000
Model TypeFiber TypeDistancesConnector TypeTx λ (nm)Rx λ (nm)Min.
Tx Power (dBm)
Max.
Tx Power (dBm)
Min.
Rx Sense (dBm)
Max.
Rx Sense (dBm)
Link Budget
(dBm)
STSCLCRJ-45
Tx/2Fx
Dual Fiber
MM 5km 8420-0 8422-0 - - 1310 1310 -24 -14 -31 -14 7
SM 30km 8421-1 8423-1 8427-1 - 1310 1310 -15 -8 -31 -8 16
SM 60km 8421-2 8423-2 8427-2 - 1310 1310 -5 0 -31 -3* 26
SM 120km - 8423-3 8427-3 - 1550 1550 -5 0 -31 -3* 26
Tx/2Fx Single-Fiber SM 20km - 8430-1 - - 1310 1550 -15 -5 -30 -3 15
SM 40km - 8430-2 - - 1310 1550 -8 0 -30 -3* 22
SM 60km - 8430-3 - - 1310 1550 -5 0 -31 -3 26
SM 20km - 8431-1 - - 1550 1310 -15 -5 -30 -3 15
SM 40km - 8431-2 - - 1550 1310 -8 0 -30 -3* 22
SM 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

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

 19-Module5-Module2-Module1-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

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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