Omnitron launches mini Ethernet converter

September 17, 2008--Omnitron Systems Technology has unveiled the miConverter GX/T, a 1000Base-X Fiber to 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet media converter. The miConverter GX/T, says Omnitron, is the first miniature unmanaged media converter that supports Gigabit jumbo frames up to 10,240 bytes.

September 17, 2008--Omnitron Systems Technology has unveiled the miConverter GX/T, a 1000Base-X Fiber to 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet media converter. The miConverter GX/T, says Omnitron, is the first miniature unmanaged media converter that supports Gigabit jumbo frames up to 10,240 bytes. As newer IP networks move towards using jumbo frames to reduce network overhead and to reduce CPU utilization, the miConverter GX/T is designed to provide top performance and affordability for what previously was exclusive to more expensive Ethernet equipment.

The miConverter GX/T supports Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers for standard and CWDM wavelengths, as well as a variety of fixed fiber connectors. It is powered by any PC, laptop or other device with a high-powered (1.0, 1.1 and 2.0) USB port, and is also available with external U.S. and international AC power supplies. The international model features optional interchangeable connectors for compatibility with the different electrical outlets found around the world.

The GX/T delivers plug-and-play installation with Gigabit fiber auto-negotiation supporting connectivity found in many core fiber devices, and manual configuration to support legacy Gigabit fiber devices.

"The new miConverter GX/T media converter can be deployed across a broad range of applications and is suitable for enterprise, education, government and military applications," says Doug Baar, Omnitron's vice president of Engineering. "Depending on the SFP transceiver installed, the miConverter GX/T supports multimode, single-Mode, single-mode single fiber, and CWDM wavelengths, making it ideal for a wide range of Gigabit Ethernet deployments, including connecting large numbers of workstations in unmanaged fiber-to-the-desktop Enterprise networks."

On the Web: www.omnitron-systems.com

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