Terminating a fiber run while using various local, copper-based devices such as PCs, printers, VoIP, etc. is essential for the success of Fiber-to-the Business, Curb and other FTTx projects. Remote locations have similar configuration demands. Connecting the multiple copper devices to the fiber, however, typically requires the use of both a media converter and a switch- two pieces of equipment to purchase and two pieces of equipment to monitor and maintain. The AccessConverter streamlines FTTx projects as well as the connection of remote locations as a multi-port, switching media converter.
Best of all, one compact AccessConverter module reduces the amount of required equipment while providing all the features of a switch (store and forward switching mechanics, MAC address learning, protection against broadcast storms, flow control, etc.) and performing the electrical-to-optical conversion. In addition, the unit's small size and wall-mount bracket (included) allow you to install AccessConverter virtually anywhere, including inside a network interface device (NID).
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