- VAC ST Extreme Media Converter Switch
Media Converter Switches do more than just adapt from one cable type to another. They’re true Ethernet switches and behave like switches within your Ethernet network. This means you can connect them together indefinitely without worrying about interrepeater links. Each Media Converter Switch features non-blocking switching architecture with a 2K MAC address table. The 128K buffer memory makes it easy to interconnect 10Mbps and 100Mbps devices.
Choose Extreme Media Converter Switches for outdoor use in exposed locations with temperature ranges of -40 to +167° F (-40 to +75° C)—all they need in the way of protection is shelter from direct rainfall. Like our hardened models, Extreme Media Converter Switches feature a sealed case, which uses its own metal shell as a heat sink. Choose them for applications such as traffic signal control or for sensors or surveillance cameras in outdoor plants. Extreme Media Converter Switches are rated for above-the-ceiling plenum installation.
Because they’re switches as well as media converters, Media Converter Switches provide more options in network topology, overcoming the distance limitations inherent with simple media converters—to add extra distance, just daisychain another Media Converter Switch. If you need more ports at your remote location, just add a Convenient Switch.
Multimode models support up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) between Media Converter Switches.
Both copper ports are autosensing for speed and duplex, adjusting to the connected device automatically. Plus, the UTP ports feature Auto MDI/MDIX, eliminating the need for crossover cables.
Media Converter Switches each have two full sets of LED indicators: one set on the front for viewing convenience when the Media Converter is DIN rail or wallmounted, and one set mounted in the end next to the media ports for easy viewing when units are in a rackmount tray.
Extreme Media Converter Switches have the power options to support harsh environments, too. Models with AC power supplies support 100–240 VAC power. The power supplies with recessed IEC power connectors work with any IEC standard power cord, making them adaptable to most international locations.
Media Converter Switches fit in where you need them. They come with neat, removable rubber feet so you can use them as standalone units. Or you can easily panelmount them with the included brackets and screws.
For use with DIN rails, order the optional DIN Rail Mounting Bracket. This handy bracket features springmounting, enabling you to easily pop your Media Converter Switches on and off the DIN rail without using a screwdriver or tightening set screws.
For rackmounting in a central location, choose the Rackmount Tray or the Powered Rackmount Tray. The powered tray provides power for up to eight units.
Hardened Media Converter Switches are for dusty or dirty environments with temperatures that range between -13 and +140° F (-25 to +60° C). They use the metal case as a heat sink so no internal airflow is needed for cooling. The case is sealed to resist environmental contaminants such as dust, dirt, moisture, smoke, and insects. They’re an ideal choice for demanding industrial applications such as factory floors.