Omnitron Flexpoint Converter GX

flexpoint gxThe FlexPoint Gx is a 1000BASE-T copper to 1000BASE-SX/LX fibre media converter that provides reliable and cost-effective network connectivity and fibre extension.

The FlexPoint Gx auto-negotiates with compatible network devices for quick installations. Manual switch settings and LED indicators with on-the-label descriptions enable easy configuration with legacy network requirements.

The FlexPoint Gx features an auto-sensing RJ-45 port that adjusts to the duplex and pause mode of the attached device. A switch provides manual control over the Half/Full-Duplex operation of RJ-45 port. The port features a crossover switch that facilitates connection to a workstation or switch.

Network flow control is supported via an auto-selected or user-selected Pause function that assists in management of network congestion.

The fibre port operates at 850nm, 1310nm or 1550nm and supports SC, MT-RJ or LC connectors. Multimode models support distances of up to 550m and the single-mode models support distances of up to 140km.

User-selectable link modes are available to facilitate the detection of link faults. Faults can be propagated to managed devices or isolated to a per segment basis.

Diagnostic data is provided through LED indicators that assist in network installation and maintenance. The LEDs report the availability of power, port activity and link status and duplex mode.

FlexPoint modules can be mounted utilizing optional wall-mounting hardware or with DIN-rail mounting brackets. They can also be rack-mounted in a 5-Module shelf or in a high-density 14-Module, power-redundant Powered Chassis.

FlexPoint modules installed in the 5-Module shelf or used as standalone devices can be powered by an external AC to DC power adapter, or through the 5VDC chassis connector. Standalone modules can also be powered by attaching an external DC power supply (18-60VDC). When used in the 14-Module power-redundant Powered Chassis with any combination of AC and DC power supplies, the installed modules are powered via the 5VDC chassis connector.

The wide variety of FlexPoint mounting and power options provide flexible upgrade paths as network requirements change and grow.

FlexPoint unmanaged media converters are easy to use and provide dependable fibre connectivity in Enterprise and Government networks around the world.

Benefits Include

  • The FlexPoint Gx is a Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T copper to 1000BASE-SX/LX fibre media converter
  • Fibre port supports auto or manual negotiation
  • RJ-45 port supports Full and Half-Duplex operation
  • Extends network distances up to 140km User-selectable or Auto-sensing Pause flow control
  • Supports most network interfaces with a wide variety of cable and connector types
  • User-selectable Link Modes for quick fault detection
  • Labelled status LEDs and switches for quick and easy installation
  • Auto MDI/MDI-X crossover
  • Wall-mount or rack-mount on a 5-Module shelf or in a 14-Module power-redundant FlexPoint Powered Chassis
  • Commercial (0 to +50°C) and wide (-40° to +60°C) temperature ranges
  • Completely software independent with no installation of drivers required
  • Peace-of-mind reliability backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support

Application Examples

In this enterprise campus application example, FlexPoint Gx media converters are installed in a 14-Module Redundant Power chassis for high-density fibre distribution from UTP switch equipment at the Network Core. A UTP workgroup switch (A) is connected via fibre with a standalone FlexPoint Gx media converter. Another FlexPoint Gx converts the fibre to UTP in a fibre-to-desktop application (B). An Ethernet switch (C) is connected directly via fibre to the FlexPoint module at the Network Core. In all cases, multimode or single-mode fibre can be used, and fibre links can be extended up to 80km using single-mode fibre.

 

FlexPoint GX Applicaton Example

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Managed and Miniature

Gx is also available in the iConverter managed and miConverter miniature media converter ranges. Click the links below for more information.

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