Extending the Network Span
The MC100FX-SC2-A equips with one 100FX fiber port and one 10/100TX copper port for speed and media conversion. Featuring with SC type connector, the 100FX fiber port can extend network span for up to 30km.
The built-in SC type connector and multi-mode fiber transceiver module built-in are capable of extending network for span up to 2km.
Transparent to 802.1Q VLAN Packets
The MC100FX-SC2-A media converter can identify and retain 802.1Q VLAN packets to ensure that Virtual LANs (VLANs) operation across the media converter.
With Auto-negotiation, the 10/100TX copper port can synchronize transmission speed and mode with peer devices. In addition, Auto-crossover on 10/100TX copper port eliminates circuit mismatch problem by auto-sensing the MDI/MDIX function; both features make installation easier to complete. Meanwhile, multiple configurations can be done via DIP switches to give users more management capability for better control over the devices.
With the Link Fault Signaling (LFS) mechanism, one failed link detected on the 10/100 copper port will force to stop a link on the fiber port, and vice versa. The copper downlink port will stop transmitting and turned off as soon as the remote link is failed, and the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) of the connected switch will start functioning as a result to activate the backup link that secure the network operation. Transparent link status is delivered by LFS mechanism to make network recovery and troubleshooting easier and faster.