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iConverter® GX/T2

10/100/1000BASE-T to 100/1000X Fiber Media Converter

The iConverter GX/T2 media converters are members of the modular iConverter Multi-Serivce Platform. The GX/T2 is a 10/100/1000BASE-T UTP to 100BASE-FX or 1000BASE-X fiber media converter that supports jumbo frames up to 10,240 bytes. The GX/T2 is used for conversion from a 10/100/1000 UTP to Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet fiber, and supports both 100BASE-FX and 1000BASE-X Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers.



Features


  • Multirate 10/100/1000 copper to 100/1000X Ethernet Media Converter
  • Conforms to 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-X1 and 1000BASE-X specifications
  • Fixed fiber port supports multimode and single-mode dual fiber with ST and SC connectors; and single-mode single-fiber with SC connectors
  • Supports dual fiber and single-fiber 100BASE-FX or 1000BASE-X SFP transceivers for standard, CWDM or DWDM wavelengths
  • RJ-45 port supports 10/100/1000 and Half/Full-Duplex auto-negotiation and MDI/MDIX auto-crossover
  • 10,240 byte jumbo frames
  • Supports 802.1ad Q-in-Q, QoS, Port Access Control and MIB statistics
  • Bandwidth control (rate limiting) in 64Kb increments
  • 1000Mbps Ethernet backplane ports for port expansion and connectivity to adjacent iConverter modules
  • User-selectable link fault detection modes facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting
  • Management of the plug-in module is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook® provides real-time port and module status information, configuration and trap notification
  • Commercial (0 to 50°C) and wide (-40 to 60°C) temperature ranges
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support

1100BASE-X is supported on SFP models only





Description


The iConverter GX/T2 is a 10/100/1000BASE-T copper to 100BASE-X or 1000BASE-X fiber media converter, and is available as a compact, unmanaged standalone unit or a managed chassis plug-in module. The iConverter GX/T2 supports jumbo frames up to 10,240 bytes.

The GX/T2 supports both 100BASE-X and 1000BASE-X SFPs to provide flexible connectivity to Fast Ethernet or Gigabit networks, and simplifies inventory management in large networks with multiple data rates. The SFPs also enable adaptability to different fiber types and distances, and support Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) to increase the capacity of fiber infrastructure.

The fixed fiber models support 1000BASE-X over multimode and single-mode dual fiber with ST and SC connectors; and single-mode single-fiber with SC connectors.

The RJ-45 port supports 10/100/1000 and Half/Full-Duplex auto-negotiation with both hardware and software manual override controls.

Advanced features on the chassis plug-in module include IEEE 802.1Q VLAN and 802.1p Quality of Service prioritization standards, and Port Access Control, which provides the ability to enable or disable individual ports to control delivery of services. The GX/T2 also supports portlevel MIB statistics reporting real-time packet statistics to provide performance and operational monitoring.

The GX/T2 chassis plug-in module also features two Gigabit Ethernet backplane ports for connectivity to adjacent iConverter modules in a chassis for multi-port and multi-service configurations.

iConverter GX/T2 media converters are available as compact, unmanaged standalone units, or chassis plug-in modules that can be managed with a Management Module (NMM2) or Network Interface Device (NID) installed in the chassis. The management module provides access to the advanced features available on the module.

The GX/T2 standalone unit is available with an external AC to DC power adapter or with a 2-pin terminal connector for direct connection to DC power. The standalone module can be DIN-Rail mounted using the optional DIN-Rail mounting bracket (8250-0) or mounting clips (8251-0).

The hot-swappable plug-in module can be mounted in a 19 or 5-Module iConverter chassis with redundant AC and DC power supplies. It can also be mounted in a 2-Module AC or DC powered chassis, or in a 1-Module chassis with AC or DC power input.





Examples


In this application example, GX/T2 media converters are deployed in a star topology network with fiber links distributed from a central location.

At Building A, iConverter GX/T2 media converters are installed in an iConverter 19-Module providing a high density copper-to-fiber deployment. RJ-45 ports from an Ethernet switch are converted to fiber, extending the network to different locations throughout the campus.

At Buildings B and C, iConverter GX/T2 standalone media converters provide copper-to-fiber connectivity to Ethernet switches in each building.

The iConverter GX/T2 supports Link Modes used to provide network notification of fiber and copper faults. Link failures on any port are propagated to managed network switches, notifying network administrators of link failure.

 

Gigabit Media Converter Application Diagram





Specifications


Description
 iConverter GX/T2
10/100/1000BASE-T Copper to 100/1000BASE-X Fiber Media Converter
Standard Compliances
IEEE 802.3, 802.1Q, 802.1p, 802.1ad
RFC 2819 (RMON)
Regulatory Compliances
UL, CE, FCC Class A
Environmental
RoHS, WEEE, REACH
Frame Size
Up to 10,240 bytes
Port Types
Copper: 
 
Fiber: 
10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
 
100BASE-X (SFP)
1000BASE-SX (ST, SC, SFP)
1000BASE-LX (ST, SC, SFP)
1000BASE-ZX (SC, SFP)
1000BASE-BX (SC, SFP)
Cable Types
Copper: 
 
Fiber: 
EIA/TIA 568A/B, Cat 5 UTP and higher
 
Multimode: 50/125µm, 62.5/125µm
Single-mode: 9/125µm
AC Power Requirements
AC Adapter: 
(US) 
 
AC Adapter: 
(Universal) 
100 - 240VAC/50 - 60Hz
0.06A @ 120VAC (max)
 
100 - 240VAC/50 - 60Hz
0.06A @ 120VAC (max)
DC Power Requirements
DC Input: 
(Backplane) 
 
DC Input: 
(Terminal Block) 
 
DC Input: 
(AC Adapter) 
3.3VDC, 1.4A @ 3.3VDC
 

7 - 60VDC, 0.7A max
2-Pin Terminal (non-isolated)
 
7 - 60VDC, 0.7A max
2.5mm Barrel Connector
Dimensions
W x D x H
Plugin:
 
 
Standalone:
 
 
Standalone:
(Wall-Mount)
0.85” x 4.5” x 2.8”
(21.6 mm x 114.3 mm x 71.1 mm)
 
3.1” x 4.8” x 1.0”
(78.7 mm x 121.9 mm x 25.4 mm)
 
3.8” x 4.8” x 1.0”
(96.5 mm x 121.9 mm x 25.4 mm)
Weight
Plug-in:
Standalone w/o Adapter:
Standalone w Adapter:
8 oz. (226.8 grams)
1.0 lb. (453.6 grams)
1.5 lbs. (680.4 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 (operational)
MTBF (hrs)
Plugin: 
 
Standalone 
w/o Adapter: 
w/ US Adapter: 
w/ Universal Adapter: 
520,000
 
 
722,000
250,000
100,000
Warranty
 Lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support




Ordering


Fiber
Type
Distance
Connector Types
Tx / 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
SFP
-
-
-
-
8539N-0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
MM/DF
220/550m1
8520N-0-pt
8522N-0-pt
-
850/850
-10
-4
-17
-3
-
7
MM/DF
2km
-
8522N-6-pt
-
1310/1310
-9.5
-3
-19.5
-3
-
10
SM/DF
12km
8521N-1-pt
8523N-1-pt
-
1310/1310
-9.5
-3
-19.5
-3
-
10
SM/DF
34km
-
8523N-2-pt
-
1310/1310
-5
0
-23
-3
3
18
SM/DF
80km
-
8523N-3-pt
-
1550/1550
-5
0
-23
-3
3
18
SM/DF
110km
-
8523N-4-pt
-
1550/1550
0
5
-24
-3
8
24
SM/DF
140km
-
8523N-5-pt
-
1550/1550
2
5
-28
-8
13
30
MM/SF2
550m
-
8530N-0-pt
-
1310/1550
-9
-3
-18
-3
-
9
MM/SF2
550m
-
8531N-0-pt
-
1550/1310
-9
-3
-18
-3
-
9
SM/SF2
20km
-
8530N-1-pt
-
1310/1550
-9.5
-3
-20
-3
-
10.5
SM/SF2
20km
-
8531N-1-pt
-
1550/1310
-9.5
-3
-20
-3
-
10.5
SM/SF2
40km
-
8530N-2-pt
-
1310/1550
-3
0
-20
-3
3
17
SM/SF2
40km
-
8531N-2-pt
-
1550/1310
-3
0
-20
-3
3
17
162.5/125µm, 100/140µm multimode fiber up to 220m. 50/125µm multimode fiber up to 550m. Refer to the fiber cable manufacturer for multimode distance specifications.
2When using single-fiber (SF) media converter models, the Tx wavelength on one end has to match the Rx wavelength on the other.
MM = Multimode, SM = Single-mode, DF = Dual Fiber, SF = Single-fiber
Base Model Number: 85xx-x-pt
Select the model from ordering table above.
Add power option (p) and operating temperature range (t) to the model type selected.
Power Options (p):
<leave blank> = Plug-in module
A = Barrel Connector and AC/DC Power Adapter, 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz,
with US power cord without integrated mounting brackets
D= Barrel Connector and AC/DC Power Adapter, 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz,
with US power cord with integrated mounting brackets
B = Barrel Connector and Universal AC/DC Adapter, 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz,
No Power Cord, without integrated mounting brackets
E= Barrel Connector and Universal AC/DC Adapter, 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz,
No Power Cord, with integrated mounting brackets
C = Direct DC input, 2 pin terminal connector, no AC/DC power adapter,
without integrated mounting brackets
F= Direct DC input, 2 pin terminal connector, no AC/DC power adapter,
with integrated mounting brackets
Operating Temperature Options (t):
<leave blank> = Commercial temperature (0 to 50°C) W = Wide temperature (-40 to 60°C)
Contact Omnitron for other configurations, extended temperature (-40 to 75°C) and RoHS (5/6) compliant models.
Order the appropriate SFPs separately. Visit the Omnitron Optical Transceivers web page.
For chassis options, see iConverter Chassis and Mounting Options web page.

 

Accessories
Model Number
  Description
8250-0
DIN Rail Mounting Bracket for standalone modules without
integrated mounting brackets (power option -A, -B, -C)
8251-0
DIN Rail Mounting Clip for standalone models with
integrated mounting brackets (power options -D, -E, -F)
8260-0
1U Rack Mount Shelf for standalone models