Transition Networks, a designer of media, rate, and transport technologies, has introduced a media converter that supports Gigabit Ethernet speeds. The company`s singlemode-to-multimode media converter for 1.25-gigabit-per-second networks allows network administrators to integrate Gigabit Ethernet technology on a port-by-port basis. Using the converter allows administrators to extend Gigabit Ethernet over singlemode fiber to 3000 meters.
The singlemode-to-multimode converter is one of five converters recently released by the company. The other new fiber-to-fiber converter supports Ethernet and Token Ring networks.
The other three new products are twisted-pair-to-fiber converters. One is designed to ease the integration of Asynchronous Transfer Mode into existing network infrastructure by converting the signals traveling from unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cabling to fiber-optic cabling on a port-by-port basis.
Another converter integrates UTP and fiber in any Fiber Distributed Data Interface configuration. And the third twisted-pair-to-fiber converter supports full-duplex operation, specific to the Token Ring protocol.
The company has also enhanced three of its existing conversion products. It has incorporated switch- selectable full- or half-duplex capability into its 10Base-FL transceiver, added a crossover/straight-through selection switch on the UTP port of its UTP-to-fiber Ethernet media converter, and incorporated full-duplex support to its 100Base-TX-to-100Base-FX converter.