Omnitron Flexpoint Converter TR

 

FlexPoint TRThe FlexPoint TR is a 4 or 16 Mbps Token Ring copper to fibre media converter that provides reliable and cost-effective network connectivity and fibre extension. The FlexPoint TR features an intelligent attachment auto-sensing circuit which identifies the type of attached device and configures accordingly.

The UTP port of the FlexPoint TR features a crossover switch to facilitate the attachment to a workstation or a concentrator for plug and play installations. For smart auto-sensing Token Ring switches, the FlexPoint TR supports server or workstation fibre attachment and fibre ring extension.

The fibre port operates at 850nm or 1310nm and features ST connectors. Multimode fibre model support distances of up to 2.5km, and single-mode fibre model support distances of up to 20km.

The FlexPoint TR can attach a workstation via fibre to a concentrator lobe, extend ring-in and ring-out via fibre between concentrators or extend a lobe to a full concentrator.

Description of the manual switch settings and LED indicators are provided on the label for easy in-the-field configuration, installation and maintenance. The LEDs report the availability of power, link status and insertion progress for the copper and fibre ports. Media integrity test of the attached copper and fibre cables is available via a manual switch.

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 TR is a 4 or 16 Mbps IEEE 802.5j Token Ring copper to fibre media converter
  • Self-configures connectivity with workstations, ring-in, ring-out or lobe connection
  • Automatically supports passive and active Token Ring Media Access Units (MAU) and concentrators
  • Extends network distances up to 20km
  • Features auto-test to assist in installation of copper and fibre ports
  • Labelled status LEDs and switches for quick and easy installation
  • Features a crossover switch for connection to workstation, lobe, ring-in or ring-out concentrators
  • Wall-mount or rack-mount on a 5-Module shelf or in a 14-Module power-redundant FlexPoint Powered Chassis
  • 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 Example

Two Token Ring MAU concentrators (A) are connected via fibre with a pair of FlexPoint TR media converters at each concentrator.

A Token Ring MAU (B) is connected via fibre to a workstation using a pair of FlexPoint TR media converters. The FlexPoint TR allows a quick installation of a single workstation to an existing Token Ring network. In both cases, multimode or single-mode fibre can be used, and fibre links can be extended up to 20km using single-mode fibre.

 

Token Ring Application Example


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