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iConverter® Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters

iConverter managed copper-to-fiber media converters provide seamless integration of copper and fiber cabling in Enterprise, Government and Service Provider networks. iConverter media converter modules support a wide variety of protocols, data rates and cabling media types for flexible fiber connectivity in diverse network topologies, and select models support advanced switching capabilities.

iConverter media converter modules that support pluggable transceivers enable connectivity between copper network devices and fiber with a variety of distances and wavelengths. Pluggable transceivers that support CWDM wavelengths enable connectivity to iConverter CWDM multiplexer modules.

Learn more about different iConverter Ethernet media converters with the iConverter feature comparison chart (PDF)

Technologies Supported:
  • 10, 100, 10/100 Ethernet
  • 10/100/1000 and Gigabit Ethernet
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • T1/E1
  • T3/E3/DS3
  • Serial
Fiber and Connector Types:
  • SFP, SFP+ and XFP Transceivers
  • SFP, SFP+ and XFP CWDM Transceivers
  • ST, SC, LC and MT-RJ Connectors
  • Single Mode and Multi-mode Fiber
  • Dual and Single Fiber


Management

iConverter media converters can be used in managed or unmanaged networks. Media converter management is available when a Network Management Module or Network Interface Device (NID) with integrated management is installed in the same chassis. iConverter copper-to-fiber NIDs feature integrated management with advanced performance monitoring and fault detection capabilities.

NetOutlook® Network Management Software provides SNMP management of iConverter media converters and NIDs with real-time performance information, remote configuration and fault notification. iConverter media converters and NIDs are fully integrated with SolarWinds Performance Monitoring Software.

Chassis and Mounting Options

The compact and flexible iConverter media converter modules can be installed in an iConverter 1, 2, 5 and 19-module chassis, and most models feature backplane ports that enable data connectivity to adjacent switch modules in the chassis. Select media converter modules are available as chassis plug-in modules and compact standalone modules.