Intelligent media converters prevent network video flooding

Sept. 23, 2020
ComNet's new intelligent media converters add the capability of redundancy by offering two SFP fiber ports that allow for redundant upload paths, and a multiplexing (MUX) feature for port isolation.
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ComNet (Danbury, CT), an ACRE company and US-based manufacturer of fiber-optic transmission and networking equipment, has expanded its media converter line by introducing a new series of intelligent media converters designed to provide additional benefits over traditional distance-extending fiber-optic media converters.

ComNet's new intelligent media converters add the capability of redundancy by offering two SFP fiber ports that allow for redundant upload paths, and a multiplexing (MUX) feature for port isolation, preventing network video flooding of multicast traffic.

The ComNet CNGEMC4+2[POE][HO]/M is a four-port intelligent media converter with four 10/100/1000Base-T(X) copper ports and two 100/1000Base-FX SFP ports. The CNGEMC4+2[POE] [HO]/M provides exclusive functionality for easy field deployment, including DIP switch-based operation of RSFP (redundant SFP) for creating redundant fiber connections. Optional PoE models will be available for the RJ45 ports, meeting the IEE802.3 af/at standard.

According to Andrew Acquarulo Jr., ComNet's CEO and president, “Media converters are generally simple in their use. The primary purpose is as a distance-extending device. By adding features such as redundant SFP ports, we are offering our customers another way of making their network more reliable and immune from network path interruptions. This keeps us front and center in terms of innovation.”

The company believes that the new features give them a more competitive position in the market, and allows ComNet to be a unique supplier with a differentiated product line.

“Making any network operate more efficiently and effectively is another way of how ComNet moves the market,” said Skip Haight, ComNet's VP of marketing. "By leading with our advanced technology, we position ComNet and our solutions as the place to go for 'new and better' transmission options if you are concerned about the long-term success of your application."

ComNet offers an extensive line of fiber-optic, copper, and wireless video and data transmission equipment uniquely designed to meet the needs of the security, intelligent transportation system, utility, and industrial markets. Full product line details are available at www.comnet.net.

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