Omnitron in the News

Irvine, CA – July 21, 2008 Omnitron Systems Technology (, a provider of fiber optic access systems for next-generation Ethernet networks, today announced the launch of the FlexPoint GX/T, a standalone 1000BASE-X Fiber to 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet media converter. The new FlexPoint GX/T is the first unmanaged media converter that supports Gigabit jumbo frames up to 10,240 bytes. As newer IP networks move towards using Jumbo frames to reduce network overhead and to reduce CPU utilization, the FlexPoint GX/T provides unmatched performance and affordability for what previously was exclusive to expensive Ethernet equipment. The FlexPoint GX/T is also the first unmanaged Gigabit media converter that supports both 100BASE-FX and 1000BASE-X Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers, providing deployment flexibility by adding interoperability to Fast Ethernet fiber equipment.

“The new FlexPoint GX/T media converter can be deployed across a broad range of applications and is suitable for enterprise, utility, municiple, education and military applications,” said Doug Baar, Omnitron’s vice president of Engineering. “Depending on the SFP transceiver installed, the FlexPoint GX/T supports multimode, single-Mode, single-mode single fiber, and CWDM wavelengths, making it ideal for a wide range of Ethernet deployments.”

A variety of testing and fault detection tools are provided for easy installation and troubleshooting. The GX/T supports Port Loop-Back , IEEE defined Far-End-Fault (802.3u for 100BASE-FX link) and Link Fault bit (802.3u for Auto-Negotiation) as Remote Fault indicators. The FlexPoint GX/T generates signals when it detects a link fault, and reports detection (receiving) of these signals by displaying status on the LED. Through user DIP-switch configuration, the detection of these signals can also be propagated to the other port on the GX/T as a means of notifiying connected end-devices of the link fault.

The new media converter supports a commercial operational temperature range of 0 to 50 degree C, a wide temperature range of -40 to 60 degree C, and an extreme temperature range of -40 to 75 degree C.

For more information about the FlexPoint GX/T media converters and/or carrier-grade Network Interface Devices, 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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