Omnitron in the News

FOSE, Washington, DC – April 18, 2008 – Omnitron Systems Technology, a provider of fiber optic access systems for next-generation optical networks, today announced the availability of the new iConverter® X21serial-to-fiber media converter for X.21 and RS-530 applications. The iConverter X21 transmits serial data over fiber optic cabling that extends network links up to 120 kilometers.

The iConverter X21 is available as a chassis plug-in module, and as a compact standalone unit. It features several configuration modes to enable connections with a wide variety of X.21 and RS-530 devices. Other X21 features include:

  • A plug-and-play design, with auto-configuration of baud rates
  • Local loop-back for easy testing of fiber and serial interfaces
  • Support for multimode, single-mode/dual-fiber and single-mode/single-fiber applications
  • The ability to extend network distances to up to 120 km over single-mode fiber connections, up to 40 km over single-mode/dual-fiber and up to 5 km over multimode
  • A choice of Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers or ST, SC, LC and MT-RJ fixed-fiber connectors
  • Support for data rates over 8 Mbps
  • An adapter cable to support a variety of serial interface gender types

“Omnitron’s iConverter X21 is designed for demanding applications where security, performance and reliability are critical,” said Doug Baar, Omnitron’s Vice President of Engineering. “The X21 provides the reliability and connectivity features necessary for a wide variety of enterprise and military applications, including controlling radar installations from remote distances.”

iConverter X21 plug-in modules can be remotely managed via SNMP management accessed by Omnitron’s NetOutlook® network management software, third-party SNMP management software, or Telnet. NetOutlook provides comprehensive configuration, monitoring and fault notification tools at an aggressive price point that includes free software upgrades. All iConverter products are covered by a lifetime warranty and 24/7 technical support with no service contract fees.

For more information about the iConverter x21 media converters, 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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iConverter and NetOutlook are a registered trademarks of Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc.

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