Utility equipment: Media converters reduce cost of gigabit Ethernet-to-fiber connectivity

Transmission and distribution: Moxa media converters reduce cost of gigabit Ethernet-to-fiber connectivity in harsh industrial environments. IMC-21GA makes it more affordable for industrial users to add high-bandwidth transmission distance.

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Utility supplies: Until now, the cost of Gigabit fiber conversion was prohibitively high for many industrial users when network links needed to be extended beyond the 100-meter limit imposed by UTP copper cable.

To combat this problem, Moxa has introduced its IMC-21GA Gigabit Ethernet-to-fiber media converter engineered for harsh industrial environments. Especially effective in high-bandwidth applications, such as megapixel machine vision inspection or IP video surveillance, the IMC-21GA is an exceptionally full-featured and cost-effective option for converters in its class.

The IMC-21GA provides reliable and transparent conversion of 1000BaseT(X) to 1000Base-SX/LX or selectSFP module media, so links can be extended to allow real-time, end-to-end management of devices several miles away, while also protecting data from noise and interference better than copper. Taking this step also future proofs the network with additional bandwidth capacity and scalability. Both IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet) and 10K jumbo frames are supported, resulting in reduced power usage and enhanced transmission performance by increasing the networks' throughput and eliminating congestion.

Like all Moxa networking solutions, the new IMC-21GA media converter is industrial grade. It comes equipped with a relay output warning alarm, and is available in models that support a standard operating temperature range of 0° to 60°C (32° to 140° F), and an extended operating temperature range of -40 to 75°C (-40° to 167° F). The converter's advanced Link Fault Pass-through monitors the state of the link to end devices and ensures that each end-point knows whether the entire link is operational.

• Supports 1000Base-SX/LX with SC connector, or SFP slot
• Link Fault Pass-through (LFP)
• 10K jumbo frame
• Redundant power input
• -40 to 75°C operating temperature range (T models)
• Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az)
Supporting Quotes (Paul Wacker, Product Marketing Manager for Device Connectivity for Moxa Industrial Wireless): "Network connectivity is more important than ever for our users to benefit from the Industrial Internet of Things. The IMC-21GA is an attractive new option for engineers trying to establish reliable high bandwidth network connectivity over long distances, such as for remote IP cameras.

Moxa is a leading manufacturer of industrial networking, computing, and automation solutions. With over 27 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 30 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for automation systems.

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