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Omnitron fiber-to-fiber media converters extend network distances provide connectivity fiber types and interfaces. Omnitron media converters support a wide variety of network protocols, data rates and media types to create a more scalable and cost-effective network.

Networks managers rely on Omnitron fiber media converters to extend the reach of networks and preserve investments in existing network infrastructure.

  • Convert Multimode to Single-mode fiber
  • Amplify optic signals to extend distances
  • Connect standard wavelength (850, 1310, 1550) interfaces to CWDM multiplexers

 

iConverter Managed Fiber-to-Fiber Media Converters

BATTLESHIP_vsmiConverter managed media converter modules provide fiber-to-fiber conversion for a variety of data rates and network protocols:

  • Ethernet data rates from 100Mbps to 10G
  • SONET data rates from OC3 to OC48
  • Protocol Transparent

Learn more about iConverter Fiber-to-Fiber Media Converters

Select iConverter modules support with advanced features including VLAN switching capabilities. iConverter fiber-to-fiber Network Interface Devices (NIDs) feature integrated management and carrier-grade fault detection capabilities.

iConverter Features Overview

Select iConverter modules support pluggable optical transceivers. Omnitron SFP, SFP+ and XFP optical transceivers are compact, interchangeable fiber transceivers that enable connectivity to a wide variety of fiber optic cables and wavelengths.

iConverter fiber-to-fiber media converters are part of the iConverter Multi-Service Platform that includes transponders (wavelength converters), T1/E1 multiplexers and CWDM multiplexers. iConverter media converters can be used in managed or unmanaged networks. When managed, the iConverter Management System provides the ability to remotely monitor network performance, configure hardware parameters and perform advanced fault detection.

 

FlexPoint Unmanaged Fiber-to-Fiber Media Converters

FLEX-BATTLESHIP_vsmThe FlexPoint family of media converter modules provides reliable and cost-effective fiber connectivity in Enterprise LANs.

FlexPoint unmanaged fiber-to-fiber media converters support Ethernet and SONET protocols

  • 100 Mbps and Gigabit Ethernet
  • OC3 and OC12 SONET

The self-contained FlexPoint media converter modules can be used as a desktop or wall-mounted standalone unit, or be rack-mounted using a 5-Module shelf or a 14-Module FlexPoint powered chassis.

Learn more about FlexPoint Media Converters

Introduction to Media Conversion

Media-Converter-White-PaperThis white paper provides an overview of media conversion technology with application examples describing the wide variety of fiber network connectivity solutions achieved with media converters.

Complete the form to the right to download this white paper.


CWDM Design Guide

CWDM-Design-GuideThe iConverter CWDM Design Guide is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to designing CWDM networks with iConverter CWMD modules, media converters, transponders and SFPs. This document reviews a variety of topologies and configurations in detail with product model numbers, and provides examples of how to calculate optical budgets for CWDM networks. This is a valuable resource for network designers implementing CWDM in telecom, municipal, utility and enterprise networks.

Complete the form to the right to download this white paper.


Integrating Power over Ethernet and Fiber Networks

PoE_White_PaperLearn how to use PoE media converters overcome the distance limitations of copper cabling to PoE network devices. This white paper describes of how to use fiber to reach remote IP surveillance cameras, wireless access points and other devices with a variety of network application examples. It also provides an overview of PoE technology, the industry standards and PoE powering techniques.

Complete the form to the right to download this white paper.


Aruba Networks Solution Guide: Deploying Omnitron PoE Media Converters with Aruba Access Points and AirMesh Routers

Aruba1OmniConverters are certified by Aruba Networks as interoperable with Aruba Wireless Access Points and AirMesh Routers. This Solutions Guide reviews how OmniConverter PoE media converters provide network distance extension with fiber cabling, and function as PoE injectors that enable powering Aruba wireless devices.

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End-to-End Service OAM

Service-OAM-White-PaperThis white paper provides an overview of the relevant standards and key capabilities of Ethernet Service OAM in multi-operator networks, and the pivotal role of the Network Interface Device in enabling the delivery of reliable and profitable Ethernet services. Detailed information is provided on the Service OAM tools included in the IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management and ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring specifications.

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DAC Overview – Business Service Applications and Benefits

DPoE-DAC-White-PaperThis technical paper, prepared by Omnitron Systems, Time Warner Cable, CableLabs® and Finisar for SCTE, reviews the business benefits of DPoE Networks and Demarcation Auto-Configuration (DAC) with Pluggable ONUs and Network Interface Devices. The paper include the results of a Time Warner Cable DPoE DAC lab trial.

Complete the form to the right to download this white paper.


802.3ah OAM for Carrier-Class Optical Ethernet in the First Mile

Ah-EFM-OAM-White-PaperThe IEEE 802.3ah OAM standard has been developed to bring the Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) mechanisms used in traditional carrier networks to effectively maintain and troubleshoot broadband Ethernet networks. This paper addresses fiber in the First Mile and provides an informative overview of the 802.3ah OAM specification and addresses all Ethernet in the First Mile technologies, including Copper and Fiber.

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White Paper: Integrating Power over Ethernet and Fiber Networks

Learn how to use PoE media converters overcome the distance limitations of copper cabling to PoE network devices. This white paper describes of how to use fiber to reach remote IP surveillance cameras, wireless access points and other devices with a variety of network application examples. It also provides an overview of PoE technology, the industry standards and PoE powering techniques.

>> Complete the form on the right to download this white paper.


Video: Extending Distances to PoE Devices

poe-webinarThis video will introduce the new PoE technologies that enable the integration of PoE and fiber networks. Several PoE and PoE+ network application examples with be presented with tutorials on extending distances to PoE devices with fiber.  Learn how to design networks that take advantage of media conversion technology to power remote PoE devices outside the reach of UTP cable.

  • Video Security applications with fiber to remote PoE and PoE+ IP cameras
  • Wi-Fi Networks with multiple PoE and PoE+ access points
  • Building Automation with fiber to PoE access controls, messaging systems and clocks
  • Fiber to the Desk and powering multiple PoE, including IP phones and video consoles

This video is approved to provide one BICSI Continuing Education Credit for RCDD, RITP, ESS, NTS, Installer 2 Copper/Fiber, Technician Certified, and Trainer.
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Overcoming Network Distance Limitations to PoE Devices

This BICSI News cover story describes how to use media converters with PoE/PoE+ to extend network distances to PoE devices such as IP cameras and wireless access points.

>> Complete the form on the right to download this article.


Aruba Networks Solution Guide: Deploying Omnitron PoE Media Converters with Aruba Access Points and AirMesh Routers

Aruba1OmniConverters are certified by Aruba Networks as interoperable with Aruba Wireless Access Points and AirMesh Routers. This Solutions Guide reviews how OmniConverter PoE media converters provide network distance extension with fiber cabling, and function as PoE injectors that enable powering Aruba wireless devices.

>> Complete the form on the right to download this article.


Visio Stencil Download

Download Visio Stencils for OmniConverter PoE media converters

>> Complete the form on the right to download the visio stencils.

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 On-Demand Webinar

ce20-thumb The MEF defines Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 as having three service features: multiple classes of service (multi-CoS), manageability, and interconnect. These three features reflect major new capabilities in Ethernet services and the addition of new service types. This on-demand webinar is presented by Steve Mood, Omnitron’s Chief Technology Officer who oversees development of Omnitron’s Carrier Ethernet service demarcation solutions. Steve is a member of the MEF Technical Committee, and editor of several MEF technical specifications, including Standardized Management Service OAM MIBs.

  • The key differences between CE 1.0 and CE 2.0
  • The applications and opportunities with the new CE 2.0 Service Types
  • How to leverage CE 2.0 Multi-CoS to optimize bandwidth resources and deliver application-oriented SLAs for Mobile Backhaul and Cloud services
  • How CE 2.0 Management features enable global standardized management and simplify EMS integration
  • How CE 2.0 Interconnect and the new MEF 33 E-Access service streamline wholesale service deployments and increase revenues


White Paper: End-to-End Service OAM

Service-OAM-White-PaperThis white paper provides an overview of the relevant standards and key capabilities of Ethernet Service OAM in multi-operator networks, and the pivotal role of the Network Interface Device in enabling the delivery of reliable and profitable Ethernet services. Detailed information is provided on the Service OAM tools included in the IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management and ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring specifications.

Complete the form to the right to download this white paper.


Carrier Ethernet 2.Omnitron Infographic

CE2This infographic mini-poster illustrates how iConverter Network Interface Devices support the features that enable the delivery of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services with Multiple Classes of Service, Service Management and Interconnect.

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DAC Overview – Business Service Applications and Benefits

DPoE-DAC-White-PaperThis technical paper, prepared by Omnitron Systems, Time Warner Cable, CableLabs® and Finisar for SCTE, reviews the business benefits of DPoE Networks and Demarcation Auto-Configuration (DAC) with Pluggable ONUs and Network Interface Devices. The paper include the results of a Time Warner Cable DPoE DAC lab trial.

Complete the form to the right to download this white paper.


802.3ah Link OAM White Paper

Ah-EFM-OAM-White-PaperThe IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile standard has been developed to bring the OAM mechanisms used in traditional carrier networks to effectively maintain and troubleshoot Ethernet access networks. This paper reviews the fault management and monitoring tools for First Mile fiber links capabilities enabled by the 802.3ah specification.

Complete the form to the right to download this white paper.


EANTC 2012 Interoperability Event White Paper

EANTC-CEWC2012-WhitePaper-Final-1This white paper documents the test results from the multi-vendor Interoperability Showcase organized by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). The Interoperability Showcase was presented at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress (CEWC) in Barcelona and Carrier Ethernet APAC in Hong Kong in 2012. Omnitron demonstrated interoperability of the iConverter GM4 Network Interface Device and successfully completed a variety of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 tests relating to Multi-CoS, management and interoperability.

Complete the form to the right to download this white paper.


White Paper: Introduction to Media Conversion

Learn how to use media converters to implement and optimize fiber links in Enterprise networks. This white paper provides an overview of media conversion technology with application examples describing the wide variety of fiber network connectivity solutions achieved with media converters.

Complete the form to the right to download this white paper


 

Video: Swiss Army Knife of Fiber Networking

This video examines how media converters provide flexible and cost-effective fiber connectivity. Receive an overview of the different types of media converters available today and understand the variety tools available in the Swiss army knife of fiber connectivity.

In addition the media converter features and functions are reviewed, including advanced features like integrated management and pluggable transceivers. This is a solution-oriented webinar with several copper-to-fiber, fiber-to-fiber, and transponder application examples for Ethernet, SONET, T1 and T3 and Serial networks:

  • Managed and unmanaged campus fiber connectivity
  • Deploying redundant fiber links
  • Multi-mode to Single mode conversion
  • Increase distances to PoE devices with fiber cabling
  • Fiber-to-the-desktop and field-deployed laptops
  • Extend links from Service Provider demarcation points

This video is approved to provide one BICSI Continuing Education Credit for RCDD, RITP, NTS, Installer 2 Copper/Fiber, Technician and Certified Trainer.

Complete the form on the right for access to this video


 

Visio Stencil Download

Download Visio Stencils for miConverter and iConverter media converters

Complete the form to the right to download these visio stencils.

Omnitron ethernet fiber media converters provide connectivity between different network cabling types and equipment interfaces. Omnitron media converters support a wide variety of network protocols, data rates and media types to create a more scalable and cost-effective network.

Networks managers rely on Omnitron media converters to extend the reach of networks and preserve investments in existing network infrastructure.

Media Converter Solutions

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  • Extend network distances by converting UTP to fiber
  • Distribute multiple fiber links from UTP core equipment
  • Extend fiber distances by converting Multimode to Single-mode fiber
  • Connect remote PoE and PoE+ cameras and wireless access points

Media Converter Application Diagrams


iConverter Managed Media Converters

iConverter copper-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber media converters provide managed fiber connectivity with advanced features for next-generation networks.

  • IEEE 802.1p Quality of Service Prioritization for real-time voice and video over Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.1Q Tag VLAN technology
  • Bandwidth Control on each port for upstream and downstream bandwidth allocation
  • Port Access Control for disabling individual port access while maintaining port configuration
  • Auto-Negotiation of duplex modes, data rates and pause capabilities for easy installation and configuration
  • Comprehensive link fault detection modes to quickly trouble-shoot network links

iConverter Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters
iConverter Fiber-to-Fiber Media Converters

iConverter media converters are part of the iConverter Multi-Service Platform that includes Network Interface Devices, T1/E1 multiplexers and CWDM multiplexers.

BATTLESHIP_smThese fiber connectivity modules can be integrated into a variety of chassis configurations to create a flexible and scalable multi-service platform capable of delivering Ethernet, TDM and other services over existing fiber networks.

Select iConverter modules support pluggable optical transceivers. Omnitron SFP, SFP+ and XFP optical transceivers are compact, interchangeable fiber transceivers that enable connectivity to a wide variety of fiber optic cables and wavelengths. Omnitron Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) Optical Transceivers enable Omnitron media converters to function as wavelength transponders and provide connectivity between legacy network equipment and iConverter CWDM Multiplexers.

iConverter Management System

iConverter media converters can be used in managed or unmanaged networks. When managed, the iConverter Management System provides the ability to remotely monitor network performance, configure hardware parameters, provision services, generate statistic reports and perform advanced fault detection.

netoutlook-screens

Omnitron’s NetOutlook® SNMP-based network management software for iConverter equipment enables remote network configuration and trap notification of specified network events to streamline network maintenance and lower operating costs.


FlexPoint Unmanaged Media Converters

The FlexPoint family of media converter modules provides reliable and cost-effective fiber connectivity in Enterprise LANs.

FLEX-BATTLESHIP_vsmFlexPoint media converters provide copper-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber conversion. They support a wide variety of network protocols, data rates and interfaces for connecting dissimilar cabling media and network equipment.

The self-contained FlexPoint media converter modules can be used as a desktop or wall-mounted standalone unit, or be rack-mounted using a 5-Module shelf or a 14-Module FlexPoint powered chassis.

View the FlexPoint Overview

miConverter Miniature Media Converters

The miConverter miniature Ethernet media converters provide cost-effective fiber connectivity from the network core to a desktop or a portable laptop. A special USB power adapter cable allows the miConverter to be powered by a USB or USB 2.0 port, eliminating the need for an electrical outlet. miConverters are also available with an external AC power supply.

miconverter-collage

miConverter media converters support 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet and feature fixed fiber connectors or Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers.

miConverter S-Series Ultra Compact Media Converters

miconverter-s_smThe miConverter S-Series of Ethernet media converters are the smallest converters available. The ultra-compact S-Series is designed for mobile applications where light weight, compact size and low power are critical requirements.

View the miConverter Overview


OmniConverter Media Converters with PoE and PoE+

OmniConverter copper to fiber media converters extend network distances to reach remote PoE devices.

omniconverterThe OmniConverter is a multi-port media converter that provides UTP copper to fiber conversion, and functions as a PoE or PoE+ mini-switch.

OmniConverter media converters power one or two Powered Devices (PDs) using standard UTP cables that carry the Ethernet data. They support 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet, and feature fixed fiber connectors or SFP transceivers.

Learn more about OmniConverter PoE Media Converters

OmniConverter Application Examples

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IP Cameras and Video Surveillance with PoE and PoE+
Wireless Access Points with PoE and PoE+
Fiber-to-the-Desk with PoE and PoE+
Building Automation with PoE and POE+ to Clocks and Messaging Systems

White Paper: iConverter CWDM Design Guide

The iConverter CWDM Design Guide is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to designing CWDM networks with iConverter CWMD modules, media converters, transponders and SFPs.

This document reviews a variety of topologies and configurations in detail with product model numbers, and provides examples of how to calculate optical budgets for CWDM networks.

Download this a valuable resource for network designers implementing CWDM in telecom, municipal, utility and enterprise networks.

Complete the form to the right to download this white paper.


Video Tutorial: Increasing Fiber Capacity with CWDM

Demand for new applications, more bandwidth and more connectivity is stretching the capacity of fiber network links. Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) is a proven and cost-effective solution for increasing fiber capacity in Service Provider access networks.

CWDM design principles you will take away from this 60-minute, online video tutorial:

  • Optimizing the CWDM spectrum for different types of fiber cabling
  • Integrating CWDM with legacy equipment and wavelengths
  • Overlaying CWDM wavelengths onto SONET/SDH ring network
  • Designing CWDM point-to-point access links with add and drop locations

Complete the form to the right to download this video tutorial.


CWDM Case Study

This case study reviews how Line Systems, Inc., a full-service communications consulting firm, added Gigabit Ethernet services by overlaying data channels on their existing SONET network with CWDM Multiplexers.

Complete the form to the right to download this case study.

Omnitron ethernet fiber media converters provide connectivity between different network cabling types and equipment interfaces. Omnitron media converters support a wide variety of network protocols, data rates and media types to create a more scalable and cost-effective network.

Networks managers rely on Omnitron media converters to extend the reach of networks and preserve investments in existing network infrastructure.

Media Converter Solutions

GXAN_sm

  • Extend network distances by converting UTP to fiber
  • Distribute multiple fiber links from UTP core equipment
  • Extend fiber distances by converting Multimode to Single-mode fiber
  • Connect remote PoE and PoE+ cameras and wireless access points

Media Converter Application Diagrams


iConverter Managed Media Converters

iConverter copper-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber media converters provide managed fiber connectivity with advanced features for next-generation networks.

  • IEEE 802.1p Quality of Service Prioritization for real-time voice and video over Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.1Q Tag VLAN technology
  • Bandwidth Control on each port for upstream and downstream bandwidth allocation
  • Port Access Control for disabling individual port access while maintaining port configuration
  • Auto-Negotiation of duplex modes, data rates and pause capabilities for easy installation and configuration
  • Comprehensive link fault detection modes to quickly trouble-shoot network links

iConverter Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters
iConverter Fiber-to-Fiber Media Converters

iConverter media converters are part of the iConverter Multi-Service Platform that includes Network Interface Devices, T1/E1 multiplexers and CWDM multiplexers.

BATTLESHIP_smThese fiber connectivity modules can be integrated into a variety of chassis configurations to create a flexible and scalable multi-service platform capable of delivering Ethernet, TDM and other services over existing fiber networks.

Select iConverter modules support pluggable optical transceivers. Omnitron SFP, SFP+ and XFP optical transceivers are compact, interchangeable fiber transceivers that enable connectivity to a wide variety of fiber optic cables and wavelengths. Omnitron Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) Optical Transceivers enable Omnitron media converters to function as wavelength transponders and provide connectivity between legacy network equipment and iConverter CWDM Multiplexers.

iConverter Management System

iConverter media converters can be used in managed or unmanaged networks. When managed, the iConverter Management System provides the ability to remotely monitor network performance, configure hardware parameters, provision services, generate statistic reports and perform advanced fault detection.

netoutlook-screens

Omnitron’s NetOutlook® SNMP-based network management software for iConverter equipment enables remote network configuration and trap notification of specified network events to streamline network maintenance and lower operating costs.


FlexPoint Unmanaged Media Converters

The FlexPoint family of media converter modules provides reliable and cost-effective fiber connectivity in Enterprise LANs.

FLEX-BATTLESHIP_vsmFlexPoint media converters provide copper-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber conversion. They support a wide variety of network protocols, data rates and interfaces for connecting dissimilar cabling media and network equipment.

The self-contained FlexPoint media converter modules can be used as a desktop or wall-mounted standalone unit, or be rack-mounted using a 5-Module shelf or a 14-Module FlexPoint powered chassis.

View the FlexPoint Overview

miConverter Miniature Media Converters

The miConverter miniature Ethernet media converters provide cost-effective fiber connectivity from the network core to a desktop or a portable laptop. A special USB power adapter cable allows the miConverter to be powered by a USB or USB 2.0 port, eliminating the need for an electrical outlet. miConverters are also available with an external AC power supply.

miconverter-collage

miConverter media converters support 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet and feature fixed fiber connectors or Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers.

miConverter S-Series Ultra Compact Media Converters

miconverter-s_smThe miConverter S-Series of Ethernet media converters are the smallest converters available. The ultra-compact S-Series is designed for mobile applications where light weight, compact size and low power are critical requirements.

View the miConverter Overview


OmniConverter Media Converters with PoE and PoE+

OmniConverter copper to fiber media converters extend network distances to reach remote PoE devices.

omniconverterThe OmniConverter is a multi-port media converter that provides UTP copper to fiber conversion, and functions as a PoE or PoE+ mini-switch.

OmniConverter media converters power one or two Powered Devices (PDs) using standard UTP cables that carry the Ethernet data. They support 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet, and feature fixed fiber connectors or SFP transceivers.

Learn more about OmniConverter PoE Media Converters

OmniConverter Application Examples

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IP Cameras and Video Surveillance with PoE and PoE+
Wireless Access Points with PoE and PoE+
Fiber-to-the-Desk with PoE and PoE+
Building Automation with PoE and POE+ to Clocks and Messaging Systems

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