Omnitron iConverter 100FF

iConverter 100FF The iConverter 100FF is a Fast Ethernet fibre-to-fibre media converter available as a compact, unmanaged standalone unit or a managed chassis plug-in module. The iConverter 100FF provides a cost-effective solution to extend fibre network distances with multimode to single-mode, dual fibre to single fibre, and wavelength (850/1310 and 1310/1550) conversion.

iConverter 100FF models support multimode and single-mode dual fibre with ST and SC connectors; and single-mode single fibre with SC connectors. The multimode fibre port supports distances up to 5km and the single-mode fibre port supports distances up to 120km.

The 100FF features user-selectable Link Propagate and Remote Fault Detection modes to facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting.

The hot-swappable plug-in module can be mounted in a high-density 19 or 5-Module chassis with any combination of redundant AC and DC power supplies. It can also be mounted in a 2-Module AC or DC powered chassis, or in a 1-Module chassis with AC or DC power input.

The standalone 100FF can be wall-mounted and is DC powered. It can be ordered with an external AC to DC power adapter, or it can be DC powered using a 2-pin terminal connector.

Benefits Include

  • Conforms to IEEE 802.3 and 100BASE-FX specifications
  • Operates with a constant rate signal from 1Mbps to 100Mbps
  • Supports multimode, single-mode dual fibre with ST and SC connectors, and single-mode single-fibre with SC connectors
  • Supports distances of 120km or longer*
  • User-selectable link fault detection modes facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting
  • LED displays for immediate visual status of each port
  • Plug-in modules are hot-swappable in 19-Module5-Module, 2-Module or 1-Module chassis
  • Management of the plug-in module is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook® provides real-time port and module status information, remote parameter configuration and trap notification
  • Commercial (0 to 50°C) and wide (-40 to 60°C) temperature ranges
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support


The iConverter 100FF plug-in module can be used in managed or unmanaged applications. Management provides remote configuration, monitoring and trap notification. Management of the 100FF plug-in module 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 100FF 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 link modes. Some of the real-time 100FF parameters that can be monitored include power, link, data activity status, module type and model, hardware and software revisions, serial numbers and a user-defined identifier.

The iConverter 100FF 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.

Application Example

Networks often require conversion from multimode to single-mode fibre, which supports longer distances. In this application, two Ethernet switches equipped with multimode fibre ports are connected utilizing a pair of fibre-to-fibre converters which convert the multimode fibre to single-mode and enable network connectivity across the distance between the switches.

iConverter Fibre to Fibre Application Example

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100FF is also available in the FlexPoint unmanaged media converter range. Click the link below for more information.

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