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Advantech launches two new 10/100T fibre optic industrial media converters

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The Advantech Industrial Automation Group has introduced two new media converters to their EKI-3000 family ‘Light Industrial’ unmanaged switch line-up.

Advantech’s SC type fibre optic industrial media converters share the same compact housing design featured in their EKI-3000 family of unmanaged switches.

The two new fibre optic industrial media converters consist of the EKI-3541M, a multi-mode version designed to send data up to a distance of 2km, and the EKI-3541S, a single-mode version designed to send data up to 30km.

Key features of EKI-3541M and EKI-3541S industrial media converters:

  • Converts Ethernet networks to fibre by transparently converting the Ethernet signals to optical
  • Wide bandwidth, EMI immunity, and long distance transmissions as advantages
  • Simple plug and play installation ensures network administrators can get up and running quickly and easily
  • Administrators instantly alerted to faults on the device network through Link Fault-Pass technology, which sends the error signal through any available port
  • Compact size also allows the devices to be installed in a small cabinet
  • IP40 certification for light industrial usage
  • Operating temperature range of -10°C to 60°C for various industrial environments
  • Operating voltage range of 8.2 to 52.8 VDC
  • 4,000 VDC surge (EFT) protection against over-voltage, increasing suitability for harsh operating climates

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