As part of a planned development drive to expand its range of dedicated Ethernet transmission solutions, AMG Systems (the developer of commercial Ethernet transmission solutions for the security and critical infrastructure markets) has just released the AMG210M Series of ultra-mini SFP media converters.
Designed for commercial applications (0°C-50°C), the new range of media converters includes options for 100 Mb, Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet transmission, all of which incorporate intelligent configuration features at a very competitive price point.
Built into an ultra-compact (90x60x20mm) housing, AMG210M Series units are available in four variants including a 100 Mb media converter, a multi-rate converter (100/1000 Mb), a dual port multi-rate converter (100/1000 Mb) and a 10 GB SFP+ converter.
Easy and quick to install, each mini media converter features user-selectable DIP switches to allow the configuration of intelligent features such as Link Fault Pass-Through, where the loss of either the RJ45 or SFP will cause the corresponding port to link down, enabling a fault to be detected by other connected devices.
Other configurable features include port isolation, jumbo frames, automatic laser shutdown and SFP speed selection.
Supporting network continuity
Supporting network continuity, the mini media converters’ automatic re-set function detects if a fibre connection is lost and automatically performs a power cycle to try and re-establish the link, thereby reducing system downtime and engineering call-outs.
For ease of installation, all of the AMG210M Series media converters are supplied with an in-line, wall-mountable power supply and can be deployed standalone or wall-mounted using the mounting kit that’s included. To fit the vast scope of applications, multi-mode or single-mode SFPs can either be included in the wide choice of units or ordered separately from AMG’s extensive range of SFP modules.
For additional installation flexibility, the optional AMG210C high-density chassis with dual redundant PSUs allows up to 12 AMG210M Series media converters to be rack-mounted into 1U of space making it ideal for applications where rack density is a key requirement for the end user.
“We’ve designed the new media converters to support the transmission of video and data systems in commercial environments, such as airport terminals, university campuses, large retail premises, Shopping Centres and distribution warehouses,” said Tom Exley, technical director at AMG Systems. “A cost-effective and compact commercial grade product, the new mini media converters offer installers a true fit-and-forget, maintenance-free solution.”