Installed in a high density Perle Media Converter Chassis, Perle's feature rich Managed Fast Ethernet Media Converter Modules transparently connect UTP copper to fiber. Our fast ethernet media converters provide an economical path to extend the distance of an existing network, the life of non-fiber based equipment, or the distance between two devices.
Network Administrators can rest assured with Perle's advanced features such as Auto-Negotiation, Auto-MDIX, Link Pass-Through, Far End Fault, and Pause which make the end to end link completely transparent. This allows for more efficient troubleshooting and less on-site maintenance. Along with a Media Converter Management Module in the chassis, configuration and monitoring of the copper and fiber ports can be performed. These cost and time saving features, along with a lifetime warranty and free worldwide technical support, make Perle's managed fast ethernet media converter modules the smart choice for IT professionals.
For those environments requiring a medium to large-scale deployment of media converters, a centralized platform that simplifies the configuration, administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of this gear is recommended. PerleVIEW Device Management software is a multi-user, Windows server-based application that delivers this level of Enterprise-grade solution.
CM-100 Managed Media Converter Features
|Configuration Mode selection
||Select whether the module is to use the on-board DIP switches or enable the management module in the chassis to manage
|Auto / MDIX
||Auto-MDIX (automatic medium-dependant interface crossover) detects the signaling on the 100Base-TX interface to determine the type of cable connected (straight-through or crossover) and automatically configures the connection when enabled. With Auto-MDIX enabled, either a straight-through or crossover type cable can be used to connect the media converter to the device on the other end of the cable. Can manually set Auto or MDIX on the copper port via on-board strap or via the management card
- Chassis Slot number that the module is in
- Media converter model and serial
- User configurable module name
- User configurable fiber port name
- User configurable copper port name
- Hardware revision number
- Firmware version number
|Module DIP switch settings
||View hardware DIP switch settings
||Enable or disable individual fiber or copper port on the module
|Copper Port Status
- Port Enabled (Yes/No)
- Link Status (Up/Down)
- Auto Negotiation Settings (Disabled, Complete or In Progress)
- Resolved as crossover MDI or MDIX type
|Fiber Port Status
- Port Enabled (Yes/No)
- Connector type (SC, LC, ST)
- Link Status (Up/Down)
- Far End Fault (OK, Failed)
- Fiber Loopback mode (On/Off)
- Reset card
- Reset to factory default
- Phy specific commands such write/read config, read dip switches
- Update firmware
- Fiber Loopback mode. (On/Off)
- Upload/download configuration
|Backup and Restore
||Provides fast and easy module replacement. Management module will always save a copy of the media converter configuration and will restore this configuration automatically to the media module when it is detected in the slot
||The media converter supports auto negotiation on the fast ethernet 100Base-TX interface.
||With Link Pass-Through the state of the 100Base-TX receiver is passed to the 100Base-FX transmitter to make the media converter appear transparent to the end devices that are connected. In addition if Far-End Fault is enabled the media converter can turn off the 100Base-TX transmitter when a FAR-End Fault is received.
Using Link Pass-Through with Far-End Fault minimizes data loss when a fault occurs. Should a fault occur, the end devices have the indication of a failure available to them making trouble shooting easier.
|Far-End Fault (FEF)
||The media converter implements the 802.3 standard for Far-End Fault for the indication and detection of remote fault conditions on the 100Base-FX fiber connection. With Far-End Fault enabled the media converter transmits the Far-End Fault Indication over the 100Base-FX fiber connection whenever a receive failure is detected on the 100Base-FX fiber connection. The media converter continuously monitors the100Base-FX fiber connection for a valid signal.
The action the media converter takes on receiving a Far-End Fault Indication is dependent on the Link Pass Through switch setting.
|Pause (IEEE 802.3xy)
||Pause signaling is an IEEE feature that temporarily suspends data transmission between two devices in the event that one of the devices becomes overwhelmed. The fast ethernet media converter supports pause negotiation on the 100Base-TX copper connection.
||The media converter is transparent to VLAN tagged packets.