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Advantech Launches 2 New 10/100T to Fiber Converters
Ethernet-to-fiber converter.
Cincinnati, OH — Advantech's Industrial Automation Group has added two media converters to its EKI-3000 family "Light Industrial" un-managed switch lineup. The SC Type Fiber Optic Industrial Media Converters have the smaller compact housing that is shared with the company's EKI-3000 family switches. The two models include the EKI-3541M, which is a multi-mode version to send data up to a distance of 2km, and the EKI-3541S, which is a single-mode version to send data up to 30km.

These units are designed to convert Ethernet networks to fiber by transparently converting the Ethernet signals to optical. The biggest advantages are wide bandwidth, EMI immunity, and long distance transmissions. These compact devices, with simple plug-and-play installation, ensure that network administrators get up and running quickly and easily.

In the event of a fault on the device network, administrators are instantly alerted through the use of Link Fault-Pass technology which sends the error signal through whichever port is still available. The compact size also allows the devices to be installed in a small cabinet, making the most of the available space. These models carry an IP40 certification for light industrial usage and work from -10 to 60°C for various industrial environments. They have an operating voltage range of between 12 to 48VDC and provide 3000VDC surge (EFT) protection against over-voltage, making them very suitable for harsh operating climates.

Contact: Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group, 11380 Reed Hartman Highway, Cincinnati, OH 45241 800-205-7940 E-mail: Web:

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