The Fiber Driver® Copper-to-Fiber Media Converter family matches copper Ethernet and Fast Ethernet media to a range of singlemode, multi-mode, and single fiber optical media environments. The EM316ERM modules connect to 10 Mbps Ethernet devices. The EM316FRM modules connect to 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet devices. The EM316EFRM modules use speed auto-negotiation and automatic MDI/MDI-X detection to match duplex mode connections to either Ethernet or Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) devices.
Used in pairs, the media converter modules transmit a logically separate (out of band) management channel that shares the same physical fiber path as the data channel. This channel separation ensures full data bandwidth availability while providing complete Fiber Driver management support including security and immunity from data channel condition variances.
The copper-to-fiber media converter family features a standard RJ-45 Ethernet port. The EM316EFRM module includes auto negotiation and MDI/MDI-X duplex detection as well as manual configuration. Duplex detection allows use of either straight through or crossover cables for Ethernet connection to an external device.