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First ‘ST’ optical fibre modules

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ADVANTECH has announced the first two modules in a new series of ST connectors, the ADAM-6541/ST, an Ethernet to multi-mode ST fibre optic converter, and the ADAM-6521/ST, a five-port industrial 10/100 Mbps Ethernet switch with one multi-mode fibre optic ST port.

The ‘ST’ title refers to the new type of fibre optic connector that these modules feature, which is designed as a plug and socket that locks with a half-twist bayonet lock (similar to BNC), for an extremely secure connection.

These ADAM connectors and converters feature a wide operation protection and long distance transmissions. With fibre-optic capabilities, noise can be prevented, and transmission implemented over distances up to 15km.

Moreover, fibre-optic transmissions are much quicker and more reliable than standard Ethernet transmissions.

These ADAM ST products also feature three different mounting options, DIN-rail, wall/panel, and piggyback stack. These designs provide convenient installation in any environment, and reduce installation costs.

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