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New Converter Provides Flexible Fiber Network Evolution

Irvine, CA – May 20, 2008 – Omnitron Systems Technology, ( a provider of Carrier Ethernet demarcation devices and media converters, today announced the availability of the new iConverter® xFF fiber-to-fiber media converter. The iConverter xFF is a protocol-transparent and data-rate independent media converter designed to simplify fiber-to-fiber conversion for Ethernet and TDM networks by providing conversion between different wavelengths, multimode and single-mode, dual and single-fiber.

As the demand for network bandwidth and new services grows, Service Providers and Enterprise network managers are compelled to expand bandwidth of existing fiber infrastructure and restructure their networks for use with new technologies while preserving their investment in existing equipment. A popular way to increase the bandwidth to existing fiber optic lines is by using Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM). WDM technology allows independent and simultaneous data streams to be transmitted using different wavelengths, or colors of light, over a single fiber optic line. These wavelengths are combined (multiplexed) on the source end and separated (de-multiplexed via color filters) at the destination end. The iConverter xFF provides the translation between different wavelengths, enabling new and existing network equipment to utilize the WDM infrastructure and eliminating the need to install additional fiber lines.

In a simple variation of the WDM technology, the xFF is capable of creating two, bi-directional single fiber lines from a traditional dual fiber. This doubles the data capacity; serving two customers in the place of one or providing line protection redundancy for critical application where only unprotected service was available.

The iConverter xFF uses Small Form Pluggable (SFP) fiber optic transceivers that provide amplification and easy conversion between different wavelengths and fiber types. The xFF’s SFPs support data rates of 1Mbps to 1.25Gbps covering the T1/E1, T3/ E3, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, OC-3 and OC-12 SONET/SDH protocols. The xFF can extend fiber distances up to 140km on single-mode or 5km on multimode fiber, and CWDM SFPs extend distances up to 150km. There is no manual configuration required with the plug-and-play iConverter xFF. Simply connect the fiber cables to the appropriate interface and the installation is complete.

The iConverter xFF is part of the iConverter portfolio that consists of modular media converters and chassis family that provide a variety of configurations for high-density and stand-alone applications. iConverters can be used in managed or unmanaged networks. The iConverter converter modules including the xFF can be managed by installing a Network Management Module in the same chassis, and the SNMP management can be accessed via Omnitron’s NetOutlook® network management software, third-party SNMP software, or Telnet.

All iConverter products are covered by a lifetime warranty and 24/7 technical support with no service contract fees. For more information about iConverter media converters, please visit

About Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc.
Omnitron Systems Technology provides fiber optic access systems for next-generation Ethernet networks, and enables the delivery of managed optical Ethernet services into the existing infrastructure of service provider access and enterprise networks. For product and reseller information, contact the sales department at Omnitron Systems by phone at 800-675-6410 or 949-250-6510, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Omnitron Systems is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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