ComNet Releases New Intelligent Media Converter Series

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DANBURY, Conn. — ComNet, a manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, is expanding its media converter line by introducing a new series of intelligent media converters.

The new models are said to provide additional benefits over traditional distance extending fiber optic media converters. The intelligent media converters add the capability redundancy by offering two SFP fiber ports that allow for redundant upload paths and a MUX feature for port isolation preventing network video flooding of multicast traffic multiplexing feature for port isolation that prevents network video flooding of multicast traffic redundant.

The ComNet CNGEMC4+2[POE][HO]/M is a four-port intelligent media converter. It has four 10/100/1000Base-T(X) copper ports and two 100/1000Base-FX SFP ports.

The CNGEMC4+2[POE] [HO]/M provides exclusive functionality for easy field deployment including DIP switch-based operation of RSFP (redundant SFP) for creating redundant fiber connections. Optional PoE models will be available for the RJ45 ports, meeting the IEE802.3 af/at standard.

“Media converters are generally simple in the use. The primary purpose is as a distance extending device,” says Andrew Acquarulo Jr., ComNet CEO and president. “By adding features such as redundant SFP ports, we are offering our customers another way of making their network more reliable and immune from network path interruptions. This keeps us front and center in terms of innovation.”

The company believes that these features give them a more competitive position in the market and allows ComNet to be unique and differentiate the product line.

“Making any network operate more efficiently and effectively is another way of how ComNet moves the market,” says Skip Haight, ComNet vice president of marketing. “By leading with our advanced technology, we position ComNet and our solutions as the place to go for ‘new and better’ transmission options. Our position is that if you are concerned about the long-term success of your application, choosing ComNet ensures it will be.”

ComNet, an ACRE company, offers an extensive line of fiber optic, copper, and wireless video and data transmission equipment the company says is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the security, intelligent transportation system, utility and industrial markets.

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