The IE-ModeConverter uses SFP modules to provide greater fiber flexibility in the network environment. The hot-swappable nature of SFPs and the numerous fiber modes and types available in SFPs allow for easy configuration and future upgrading as network demands evolve. In addition, operators will see cost savings as they only have to replace a single SFP when upgrading, rather than the entire mode converter.
The IE-ModeConverter operates as a mode converter, not as a rate or media converter. The unit requires two fiber optic SFP modules (sold seperately) to operate, and both must support the same speed range. Copper SFPs are not supported. In addition, the SFP modules must be MSA compliant.
IMC Networks offers a full range of MSA compliant SFPs for the IE-ModeConverter. For more information, go to the IMC Networks SFP product page.
The IE-ModeConverter operates in extended temperature environments (-10° C to +50° C) often required for installations in manufacturing facilities, outside building premises or other areas where extreme temperatures pose a concern. The IE name signifies that the IE-ModeConverter belongs to IMC Networks' line of Industrial Ethernet devices built for demanding environments.
The IE-ModeConverter also has flexible powering options, offering AC operation with an optional AC adaptor, or with DC power via a built-in 7 to 50 VDC powering block. The DC power can be daisy-chained, while DIN rail mounting with the optional DIN rail clips is a convenient option. For higher density deployments, up to 18 IE-ModeConverters can be easily mounted in the IE-PowerTray/18-AC chassis.