Mode converters allow network operators to incorporate multiple
fiber types within a network. The IE-ModeConverter provides the
ability to accomplish this by working with existing equipment and
thus, eliminating replacement costs. With the flexibility to convert
fiber between single-mode, multi-mode, single-strand and various
wavelengths, one can easily extend network range to reach more
remote locations. Additionally, since the IE-ModeConverter is an
Industrial Equipment device (IE), the unit operates in environments that
demand extended operating temperatures.
The IE-ModeConverter uses SFP modules to provide greater fiber
flexibility in the network environment. The hot-swappable nature of
the SFPs and the numerous fiber modes and types available allow for
easy configuration and future upgrading as network demands evolve.
The SFP modules must be MSA compliant and support the same speed
range. The IE-ModeConverter operates as a mode converter only and
not as a rate or media converter.