Installed in a high density Perle Media Converter Chassis, Perle’s line of feature rich 10/100/1000 SFP Managed Media Converter Modules transparently connects copper to SFP for multimode or single mode fiber. Our 10/100/1000 Ethernet to Fiber 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. The pluggable fiber optics port allows for flexible network configurations using SFP transceivers supplied by Perle, Cisco or other manufacturers of MSA compliant SFPs.
Network Administrators can “see-everything” with
Perle’s advanced features such as Auto-Negotiation,
Auto-MDIX, 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. These cost and time saving features, along with a lifetime warranty and free worldwide technical support, make Perle’s 10/100/1000 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 this gear is recommended. PerleVIEW Device Management software is a multi-user, Windows server-based application that delivers this level of Enterprise-grade solution.
10/100/1000 SFP Managed Media Converter Module Features
|QOS ( Quality of Service )||
|Unknown Multicast Frame filtering||When enabled, Multicast frames with an unknown destination address are not allowed to egress the port|
|Unknown Unicast Frame filtering||When enabled, Unicast frames with an unknown destination address are not allowed to egress the port|
|Unidirectional Ethernet||When enabled, provides the ability to restrict port to one-way traffic flow. Used in applications such as unidirectional video broadcasting as well as providing security for ethernet connections in accessible public areas|
|SFP Speed Sensing||Automatically detects whether a gigabit or Fast Ethernet fiber SFP has been inserted and adjusts accordingly.|
|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||Can manually set Auto or MDIX on the copper port via on-board strap or via the management card. Auto-MDIX (automatic medium-dependant interface crossover) detects the signaling on the copper ethernet interface to determine the type of cable connected (straight-through or crossover) and automatically configures the connection when enabled. The media converter can also correct for wires swapped within a pair.
The media converter will adjust for up to 120ns of delay skew between the 1000Base-T pairs.
|Module DIP switch settings||View hardware DIP switch settings|
|Selectable Max Packet Size||Set max packet size to 1522 / 2048 or 10,240 ( default )|
|10BaseT Extended Distance||Normal/extended – default Normal. By configuring as “extended”, the 10baseT receiver sensitivity is increased providing the possibility of an 10BaseT connection greater than 100m.|
|Auto Copper downshift||automatically detects a 2-pair cable environment and downshifts operation of the link to 100 Mb/s. Configure the number of times ( 0-8 ) that the PHY will attempt to establish a successful Gigabit link before attempting to “downshift” as an auto-negotiating 10/100 device. Setting # of attempts to 0 ( default ) disables the feature.|
|Virtual Cable Test||A test that enables the detection of potential copper cabling issues such as pair polarity pair swaps and excessive pair skew as well as any opens, shorts or any impedance mismatch. Will report the distance in the cable to the open or short.|
|Port Control||Enable or disable individual fiber or copper port on the module|
|Copper 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|
|Detailed port statistics||To assist in troubleshooting copper and fiber links, an extensive list of ingress and egress counters for both copper and fiber ports are available. These statistics can be viewed locally via the management module or from a central SNMP NMS on the network|
|Auto-Negotiation (802.3u)||The media converter supports auto negotiation. The 1000Base-X fiber interface negotiates according to 802.3 clause 37. The 10/100/1000Base-T negotiates according to 802.3 clause 28 and 40. The 1000Base-X will link up with its partner after the highest common denominator (HCD) is reached and the copper has linked up with its partner. The 1000Base-X will continue to cycle through negotiation transmitting a remote fault of offline (provided this is enabled through the switch setting) until the copper is linked up and the HCDs match.
The media converter supports auto-negotiation of full duplex, half duplex, remote fault, full duplex pause, asymmetric pause and Auto MDI-X.
|Smart Link Pass-Through||When the Link Mode switch is placed into Smart Link Pass-Through mode, the copper ethernet port will reflect the state of the 1000Base-X media converter port. This feature can be used whether fiber auto-negotiation is enabled or disabled.|
|Fiber Fault Alert||With Fiber Fault Alert the state of the 1000Base-X receiver is passed to the 1000Base-X transmitter. This provides fault notification to the partner device attached to the 1000Base-X interface of the media converter. If the 1000Base-X transmitter is off as a result of this fault it will be turned on periodically to allow the condition to clear should the partner device on the 1000Base-X be using a similar technique. This eliminates the possibility of lockouts that occur with some media converters. Applies only when fiber auto-negotiation is disabled.|
|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 media converter supports pause negotiation on the 10/100/1000Base-T connection and 1000Base-X fiber connection.|
|Duplex||Full and half duplex operation supported.|
|Jumbo Packets||Transparent to jumbo packets up to 10KB.|
|Remote Loopback||Capable of performing a loopback on the 1000Base-X fiber interface.|
|Power / TST||This green LED is turned on when power is applied to the media converter. Otherwise it is off. The LED will blink when in Loopback test mode.|
|Fiber link on / Receive activity (LKF)||This green LED is operational only when power is applied. The LED is on when the 1000Base-X link is on and flashes with a 50% duty cycle when data is received.|
|Copper link on / Receive activity (LKC)||This green LED is operational only when power is applied. The LED is on when the 10/100/1000Base-T link is on and flashes with a 50% duty cycle when data is received.|
|Fiber Duplex (FDF)||This green LED is operational only when power is applied. The LED is on when the 10/100/1000Base-X link is operatinal in full duplex mode. The LED is off when in half duplex.|
|Copper Duplex (FDC)||This green LED is operational only when power is applied. The LED is on when the 10/100/1000Base-T link is operatinal in full duplex mode. The LED is off when in half duplex.|
|10/100/1000 Speed||This multi-color LED is operational only when power is applied. The LED is green when the speed of the copper ethernet port is running at 1000 Mbps. The LED is orange when the speed of the copper Ethernet port is running at 100 Mbps. The LED is off when in 10 Mbps.|
|Switches: On-Board (If Auto/Switch strap is set to Switch)|
Enabled (Default) – The media converter uses 802.3u Auto-negotiation on the 10/100/1000Base-T interface. It is set to advertise full duplex, half duplex, pause and remote fault capabilities.
Disabled – The media converter sets the port according to the position of the speed and duplex switches.
|Link Mode||Link Mode provides a transparency to the state of the copper link allowing for simplified trouble shooting from the devices connected to the media converter.
Normal (Default – Up)
With Fiber Auto Negotiation disabled the state of the copper link has no effect on the 1000Base-X link.
Smart Link Pass Through (Down)
With Fiber Auto-Negotiation disabled the behavior is as follows. When the copper receiver is off the 1000Base-X transmitter will be turned off. When the 1000Base-X receiver goes off the copper transmitter will be turned off.
|Fiber Fault Alert||The Fiber Fault Alert switch has meaning when Auto-Negotiation is disabled
Enabled (Default – Up)
|Remote Loopback||The media converter can perform a loopback on the 1000Base-X fiber interface.
Disabled (Default – Up)
Enabled – The 1000Base-X receiver is looped to the 1000Base-X transmitter. The copper transmitter is taken off the interface.
|Auto-MDIX (Strap)||If Auto-Negotiation (802.3u) is enabled, the media converter determines the current cable pinout to use on the copper interface. If Auto-Negotiation (802.3u) is disabled the Media converter will use the RX Energy method on the copper interface to set the port MDI or MDIX whichever is appropriate.
Enabled (Default) – 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.
Disabled – If the partner device on the other end of the cable does not have the Auto-MDIX feature a specific cable, either a straight-through or crossover will be required to ensure that the media converter’s transmitter and the partner devices transmitter are connected to the others receiver. The Media converter’s 100Base-TX port is configured as MDI-X with this switch setting.
|Speed Copper||100 (Default)
|Duplex Copper||Full (Default)
|Duplex Fiber||Full (Default)
2 pair CAT5, EIA/TIA 568A/B or better cable for 10/100.
4 pair CAT5 UTP cable for Gigabit.
|Small Form Factor Pluggable ( SFP ) slot||
|Filtering||1024 MAC Addresses|
|Buffer||1000 Kbits frame buffer memory|
|Size||Maximum frame size of 10,240 bytes — Gigabit
Maximum frame size of 2048 bytes — Fast Ethernet
|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 )
|Maximum Power Consumption ( Watts )||2.1|
|Mechanical – Hot Swapping Card|
|Edge Connecter||32 pin DIN 41612 / IEC 60603-2 Type B/2 Male. First make, last break for ground and power|
|Card insertion and removal||Captive thumb screws enable fast insertion and removal. Can be further tighten with a screwdriver.|
|Weight||0.1 kg, 0.22 lbs|
|Shipping Weight||0.22 kg, .49 lbs|
|Shipping Dimensions||203 x 38 x 152 mm, 8 x 1.5 x 6 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
|Environmental||Reach, RoHS and WEEE Compliant|
|HTSUS Number: 8517.62.0050|
|Perle Limited Lifetime Warranty|
*Calculation model based on MIL-HDBK-217-FN2 @ 30 °C
|High Density Fiber Distribution from UTP Switch Equipment at Corporate Headquarters|
In this enterprise campus application, up to 18 Perle CM-1110 10/100/1000 Media Converters are installed in the MCR1900 Media Converter Chassis. The 19th slot in the chassis is filled the MCR-MGT Management Module. All media converts in the chassis are managed by SNMP, Telnet or an internet browser interface. A remote fiber enabled Ethernet switch is connected directly to the central MCR1900 Chassis. A standalone S-110 Media Converter converts the fiber to Ethernet in a fiber-to-desktop application. Another S-1110 Fiber Media Converter is connected to a remote office Ethernet switch. In all cases, multimode or single-mode fiber can be used. Fiber links can be extended up to 120km using single-mode fiber.
|Ethernet to Fiber in a Campus Network|
The use of chassis-based media converters is a cost effective means in providing fiber connectivity in a campus network. By consolidating Ethernet to fiber conversion in a rack mount media converter chassis, various types of fiber links can be brought into a single wiring closet platform. This simplifies deployment and maintenance and also provides a scalable means to grow your network as needed.
|Managed Ethernet over Fiber Links|
Manage your copper to fiber link with an MCR200 chassis housing a media converter and management module. Ideal for use in managed networks with low density fiber applications, this Managed Media Converter is connected across a fiber link to a remote media converter. The copper or fiber link on the managed standalone unit can provide vital information and status to network management tools such as SNMP.
|Bridge 10/100 Devices to gigabit Backbone|
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