Transition Networks releases new media converters

Transition Networks, Inc., a provider of innovative, high-value, data network integration solutions, has announced its first family of Enterprise-class multi-port Gigabit Ethernet Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+) media converters, the company said.

The SGPAT10xx-105 10/100/1000Base-T to 1000Base-X Gigabit Ethernet media conversion family easily and affordably facilitates the connection between different types of network cabling, while also injecting PoE+ power through the copper RJ-45 port, thereby eliminating the need to run power to the remote device.

In addition, the Active Link Pass Through (ALPT) and Auto Power Reset (APR) features make it quick and simple for network administrators to manage link failures and power resets.

The cost-effective media converters can be used in a variety of applications ranging from connecting one or multiple remote power devices (PD) (such as cameras and Wi-Fi access points) over fiber or redundant fiber; creating a small remote workgroup of one or two PoE+ devices; connecting multiple remote systems to a single fiber switch connection using daisy chaining; or using one device as two individual media converters.

Because the media converters are power sourcing equipment devices, they combine data received over a fiber-optic link with 56VDC input power to provide power and data to a PD over twisted pair cabling while complying with the IEEE 802.3at PoE+ standard, which is also backwards compatible with the IEEE 802.3af PoE standard.

The media converter family is available in 2-port, 3-port, and 4-port versions and includes PD signature sensing and power monitoring features. The 2-port device features 10/100/1000 copper-to-fiber media conversion with IEEE 802.3at PoE+ on the copper port.

The 3-port device features one RJ-45 PoE+ port and two open SFP slots, with the ability to be configured as a 3-port switch or as a 2-port media converter with redundant fiber links. The 4-port device features two RJ-45 PoE+ ports and two open SFP slots and can also be configured as a 4-port switch with or without redundant fiber or as two independent PoE+ media converters.

The converters are designed for table top installations, but also support options for mounting on a wall or DIN Rail. They ship with an external AC/DC power supply and country-specific power cord. Other features include over-current protection, under-current protection, and fault protection input.

Active Link Pass Through (ALPT) is an automatically activated version of Link Pass Through (LPT) that allows the converter to detect the loss of receive (Rx) signals on either the fiber or copper port and propagate the failure to the end devices for network management alarms, preventing the media converter from isolating those link failures. During an LPT event, the Auto Power Reset (APR) feature will re-set the power to the end PD, ensuring it is ready to go when the LPT event is corrected.

The SGPAT10xx-105 is currently in customer evaluations and will be widely available in June 2017.

Transition Networks, Inc. is an industry leader with over 25 years of experience designing data network integration products that deliver the bandwidth, distance and security demanded by today´s networks while future proofing for tomorrow.

Offering support for multiple protocols, any interface, and a multitude of hardware platforms, including Hardened Ethernet, Carrier Ethernet, CWDM, 1G/10G Ethernet, SFPs, PoE and PoE+, Transition Networks gives you the power to deliver and manage traffic reliably over fiber in any data network — in any application — in any environment. Based in Minneapolis, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in 50 countries.