Omnitron iConverter GX/T

GX/TThe iConverter GX/T media converters are members of the modular iConverter product family. The GX/T provides 10/100/1000 RJ-45 copper to Gigabit Ethernet fibre conversion and can be used in a managed or unmanaged fashion.

The GX/T is a chassis-based module that provides high-density fibre distribution from copper network switches.

The GX/T models support multimode and single-mode dual fibre with ST, SC and LC connectors; and single-mode single fibre with SC connectors. The RJ-45 port supports 10/100/1000 and Half/Full-Duplex auto-negotiation with both hardware and software manual override controls.

The GX/T features two 10/100 Ethernet backplane ports to provide connectivity to adjacent modules for network expansion and for in-band connectivity to an iConverter Network Management Module (NMM2).

Advanced features include VLAN, which allows network managers control the traffic flow between the copper, fibre and backplane ports to enhance security, and Port Access Control, which provides the ability to enable or disable individual ports to control delivery of services to customers. The GX/T also supports port level MIB statistics reporting a real-time packet statistics to provide performance and operational monitoring.

The GX/T features user-selectable Link Propagate, Link Segment, Remote Fault Detection and Symmetrical Fault Detection modes to facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting.

iConverter GX/T modules are hot-swappable and can be mounted in a 19-Module (2U high) or 5-Module (1U high) rack mountable chassis (19-inch or 23-inch) with any combination of redundant AC, 24VDC or 48VDC power supplies. They can also be mounted in a 2-Module AC or 18 to 60VDC powered chassis, or in a 1-Module AC or DC powered chassis.

Benefits include

  • 10/100/1000 UTP to Gigabit fibre media converter
  • Conforms to 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-X specifications
  • Supports VLANs, Port Access Control and MIB statistics
  • Fibre port supports multimode, single mode, and single fibre with SC, LC and MT-RJ connectors
  • UTP port supports 10/100/1000 and Half/Full-Duplex auto negotiation
  • Ethernet backplane ports for connectivity to adjacent modules
  • User selectable link fault detection modes facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting
  • Management is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook provides real time port and module information, remote parameter configuration and trap notification
  • Modules are hot-swappable in 19-Module, 5-Module, 2-Module or 1-Module chassis
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free 24/7 Technical Support


The iConverter GX/T can be used in managed or unmanaged applications. Management provides remote configuration, monitoring and trap notification. Management of the GX/T is accomplished by installing an iConverter Management Module (NMM2) or Network Interface Device (NID) in the same chassis.

The Management Module can be accessed via SNMP, Telnet, and serial port. The GX/T can be managed with Omnitron’s intuitive, graphic-oriented NetOutlook SNMP Management Software or third party SNMP management software. Management via the Telnet and the serial interfaces have an easy-to-use, menu-driven interface.

The management software can override the physical DIPswitch settings such as auto-negotiation, Half or Full- Duplex, and backplane selection, and remotely configure additional parameters including Port VLAN and Port Access Control. Some of the real-time GX/T parameters that can be monitored include duplex mode, link and data activity status. Other parameters include module type and model, hardware and software revisions, serial numbers and a user-definedidentifier. The port MIB statistics include transmit and receive packet counts and error counts.

The iConverter GX/T supports SNMP trap notification for the monitoring and notification of different network events. Specific events that generate traps include module insertion and removal, and port link-up and link-down. Trap monitoring of specific events can be selectively enabled or disabled by the network management software.

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Unmanaged and miniature

GX/T is also available in the FlexPoint unmanaged and miConverter miniature media converter ranges. Click the links below for more information.

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