Installed in a high density MCR1900 Media Converter Chassis, the Perle CM-10GRT-SFP Media Converter Module transparently connects 10/100/1000/2.5G/10GBase-T Ethernet links over multimode or single mode fiber. The CM-10GRT additionally supports 10/100/1000/2500/10000 rate conversion. Each Media Converter comes with one RJ45 Ethernet port and an empty slot for one SFP or SFP+ module. These media converters can be used in an unmanaged environment or can be SNMP manageable to enable complete control and status viewing of your fiber links. 10GBASE-T Media Converter Modules are also available for unmanaged networks, or for low to mid-density application check out the stand alone SMI-10GT Managed Media Converter.
The CM-10GRT-SFP Managed Media Converter Modules supports key features for ultimate network flexibility and growth.
- 10/100/1000/2.5G/10G rate conversion can be enabled to automatically detect Ethernet port speed and do a rate conversion between the two ports if the Ethernet speed is different. This is ideal in scenarios where disparate networks need to be connected.
- Cut-Through Forwarding can be configured for environments where throughput speed is critical. This will increase the media converter’s throughput and reduce latency by performing packet forwarding in the most efficient manner possible.
Copper to Fiber conversion is achieved by inserting SFP or SFP+ fiber transceivers that support multimode and single-mode fiber, including CWDM/DWDM wavelengths. Copper to copper is achieved by inserting SFP+ Direct Attach Cable (DAC), also known as twinax.
The empty transceiver ports on the CM-10GRT-SFP Managed Media Converter Modules allows for flexible network configurations to meet any requirement using a variety of transceivers supplied by Perle, Cisco or other manufacturers of MSA compliant SFP. You can use this products to convert:
Copper to Fiber Conversion:
- 10/100/1000/2.5G/10GBase-T to 1G Fiber SFP
- 10/100/1000/2.5G/10GBase-T to 10G Fiber SFP+
Copper to Copper Conversion:
- 10/100/1000/2.5G/10GBase-T to 1G Copper SFP
The Perle CM-10GRT-SFP Managed Media Converter Module provides an economical path to extend Ethernet data transmission distances or convert network speeds. Network Administrators can “see-everything” with Perle’s advanced features such as Smart Link Pass-Through, Fiber Fault Alert and Loopback. Along with a Media Converter Management Module in the chassis, configuration and monitoring of the copper and fiber ports can be performed. This allows for more efficient troubleshooting and less on-site maintenance. These cost and time saving features, along with a lifetime warranty and free worldwide technical support, make the Perle CM-10GRT-SFP Managed 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 Perle Managed Media Converters is recommended. PerleVIEW Device Management software is a multi-user, Windows server-based application that delivers this level of Enterprise-grade solution.
CM-10GRT-SFP Managed Media Converter Modules Features
|Rate Conversion||The Media Converter can automatically detect Ethernet port speed and do a rate conversion between the two ports if the Ethernet speed is different.|
|Cut-Through Forwarding||When the same Ethernet speed for both ports is enabled, the CM-10GRT-SFP Managed Media Converter Modules can be configured for Cut-Through Forwarding. This will increase the media converter’s throughput and reduce latency by performing packet forwarding in the most efficient manner possible. Forwarding of a packet will begin as soon as the destination address is processed.|
|SFP Speed Sensing||Automatically detects whether a SFP has been inserted and adjusts the speed accordingly.|
|SGMII Interface Support||The Media Converter supports 1000Mbps SGMII SFPs|
|Copper Auto-Negotiations||The media converter supports auto negotiation on Ethernet copper interface port|
|Copper Duplex||Full and half duplex operation is supported|
|Smart Link Pass-Through||When Smart Link Pass-Through is enabled (default), each port will reflect the state of its port peer. In this mode, if a link loss is detected on one port, the transmit signal on the other port is disabled “passing through” the state of the failed link. This enables managed switches and other devices to report link failures to their network NMS.
When Smart Link Pass-Through is disabled, if a link loss is detected on one port the transmit signal remains enabled on the other port.
|Fiber Fault Alert||With Fiber Fault Alert the state of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet receiver is passed to the transmitter. This provides fault notification to the partner device attached to the 10G Ethernet interface of the media converter.|
|Green Ethernet||Utilizes Green Ethernet energy saving technology based on industry standards such as:
|Module Temperature Protection||Protects your DOM/DMI capable SFP or SFP+ module by monitoring its internal temperature and will automatically shut down the SFP or SFP+ if the module is operating above its maximum temperature threshold.|
|Gigabit SFP support||The 10 Gigabit media converter model with the SFP+ slot can also support Gigabit (1000Base-X) SFPs. This allows users to use Gigabit SFPs today and migrate to 10G SFP+ in the future.|
|Jumbo Packets||Transparent to Jumbo Frames with a maximum MTU size of 10,024 bytes|
|VLAN||Transparent to VLAN tagged packets.|
|Remote Loopback||Capable of performing a loopback on the 10 Gigabit interface. In this mode, all frames received on the port in loopback mode will be transmitted back. This provides users with the capability of utilizing their own in-house test generators for testing the link.|
Additional features available when installed along with a Media Converter Management Module in a Perle MCR1900 Media Converter Chassis
|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.|
|Module DIP switch settings||View hardware DIP switch settings.|
|Port Control||Enable or disable individual fiber ports on the module.|
|Fiber Port Status||
|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.|
|Manage Tune-able DWDM XFP modules||Select transceiver ITU 50GHz center wavelengths and channel numbering on tune-able XFP transceivers.|
|Maximum Power Consumption||14 watts*|
|Power / TST||
|Smart Link Pass-Through||
Enabled (Default – Up)
When the Link Mode switch is enabled (default), each port will reflect the state of its port peer using Smart Link Pass-Through. In this mode, if a link loss is detected on one port, the transmit signal on the other port is disabled “passing through” the state of the failed link. This enables managed switches and other devices to report link failures to their network NMS.
When the switch is in the down position, Smart Link Pass-Through is disabled. If a link loss is detected on one port, the transmit signal remains enabled on the other port.
|Fiber Fault Alert||
Enabled (Default – Up)
With Fiber Fault Alert the state of the 10 Gigabit ethernet receiver is passed to the transmitter. This provides fault notification to the partner device attached to the 10G ethernet interface of the media converter.
|Cut-through / Rate converting||
Rate Converting (Default – Up)
The Media Converter can automatically detect Ethernet port speed and do a rate conversion between the two ports if the Ethernet speed is different.
When the same Ethernet speed for both ports is enabled, the Media Converter can be configured for Cut-Through Forwarding. This will increase the media converter’s throughput and reduce latency by performing packet forwarding in the most efficient manner possible. Forwarding of a packet will begin as soon as the destination address is processed
|Fiber Interface Loopback||
Disable (Default – Up)
In this mode, all frames received on the fiber port in loopback mode will be transmitted back. This provides users with the capability of utilizing their own in-house test generators for testing the link.
Auto (Default – Up)
In this mode, the media converter will auto negotiate copper link parameters. When switch is down, the media converter will be in manual mode and will use the parameters as define by Copper Duplex and Copper Speed switches
Full Duplex (Default – Up)
In this mode, the copper port will be set to full duplex mode. If switch is down, the copper port is set to half duplex mode
100Mbps (Default – Up)
In this mode, the copper port will be fixed at 100 Mbps. When switch down, the copper port will be fixed at 10 Mbps. Note: Copper Negotiation switch must be set to manual for Copper Speed switch to work.
|1 x RJ45||10/100/1G/2.5G/10GBase-T
100 meters on CAT6A or better
|1 x SFP / SFP+ Transceiver slot
Power level 1 (1 watt) and level 2 (1.5 watts) as per SFP-8431
Hot insertion and removable
|Supported 10 Gigabit Fiber pluggable transceivers (IEEE 802.3ae compliant):
Supported 1 Gigabit Copper SFPs
Supported Gigabit Fiber SFPs
|Supported 10 Gigabit Fiber pluggable transceivers||IEEE 802.3ae compliant:
|Chassis Slot profile||Two slot|
|Operating Temperature||0° C to 50° C (32° F to 122° F)|
|Storage Temperature||minimum range of -25° C to 70° C (-13° F to 158° F)|
|Operating Humidity||5% to 90% non-condensing|
|Storage Humidity||5% to 95% non-condensing|
|Operating Altitude||Up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)|
( BTU/HR )
Calculation model based on MIL-HDBK-217-FN2 @ 30 °C
|Shipping Weight||0.25 kg, 0.55 lbs|
|Shipping Dimensions||170 x 260 x 70 mm, 6.7 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches|
|Emissions||FCC Part 15 Class A, EN55022 Class A|
|CISPR 22 Class A
CISPR 32:2015/EN 55032:2015 (Class A)
CISPR 24:2010/EN 55024:2010
|Electrical Safety||UL 60950-1|
|IEC 60950-1(ed 2); am1, am2
|Laser Safety||Dependent on SFPs used. SFPs that meet Class 1 Laser safety requirements per IEC-60825 FDA/CDRH standards and comply with 21CFR1040.10 and 21CFR1040.11 are recommended for use with this product.|
|Environmental||Reach, RoHS and WEEE Compliant|
|HTSUS Number: 8517.62.0050|
|Perle Limited Lifetime Warranty|
*Maximum rating for both media converter and modules inserted. Actual rating is dependent on the power consumption of the SFP+ modules inserted.
|10 Gigabit Copper to Fiber Media Conversion|
Convert one 10G Ethernet media to another
Auto-sensing Rate Conversion (10/100/1000/2.5G/10GBase-T)
|CWDM Data Center|
Media Converters to Fiber Mux