Omnitron iConverter 2Fx

iConverter 2FXThe iConverter 2Fx is a Fast Ethernet fibre-to-fibre media converter that provides multimode to single-mode and dual fibre to single fibre conversion with advanced switching features. The 2Fx is a member of the modular iConverter product family, and is a cost-effective solution to extend fibre network distances over single-mode fibre cabling. The iConverter 2Fx regenerates and re-times the fibre optic signal, and multiple 2Fxs can be used to extend total network distances.

iConverter 2Fx models support multimode and single-mode dual fibre with ST, SC and LC connectors; and single-mode single-fibre with SC connectors.

The iConverter 2Fx features two 10/100 Ethernet backplane ports to provide connectivity to adjacent modules for network expansion and provides additional fibre ports for iConverter modular Network Interface Devices (NIDs).

The iConverter 2Fx supports the IEEE 802.1Q and 802.1p standards. It supports the 802.1Q VLAN packet tagging and untagging for segregating data in Enterprise networks, and enables secure separation of Service Provider network management and customer data.

The iConverter 2Fx features Port VLAN, which can be configured to restrict traffic flow between the module’s fibre and backplane ports to improve security and intrusion protection. The 802.1p prioritization enables delivery of Quality of Service (QoS) to high-priority, real-time applications such as voice and video over Ethernet.

The iConverter 2Fx supports Bandwidth and Port Access Controls. Bandwidth Control enables the network administrator to selectively deliver eight different levels of traffic bandwidth to different ports, thereby limiting the bandwidth allocated to individual users. The Port Access Control enables the network administrator to easily control and deny individual port access while maintaining port configuration for easy port re-enabling.

The 2Fx features user-selectable fault detection modes to facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting.

iConverter 2Fx 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

  • Supports multimode, single-mode dual fibre with ST, SC and LC connectors, and single-mode single-fibre with SC connectors
  • 100Mbps Ethernet backplane ports for connectivity to adjacent modules
  • Supports IEEE 802.1Q Tag VLAN, Q in Q and Port VLAN
  • Supports IEEE 802.1p Prioritization QoS
  • Individual Port Bandwidth and Port Access Controls
  • Per port MIB statistics
  • User-selectable link fault detection modes facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting
  • Modules are hot-swappable in 19-Module, 5-Module2-Module or 1-Module chassis
  • Management is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook® provides real-time port status, parameter configuration and trap notification
  • Commercial (0 to 50ºC) and wide (-40º to 60ºC) temperature ranges
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support


The iConverter 2Fx can be used in managed or unmanaged applications. Management provides remote configuration, monitoring and trap notification. Management 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 2Fx 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/Full-Duplex and Link modes, and remotely configure additional parameters including rate-limiting, VLAN and Port Access Control. Some of the real-time 2Fx parameters that can be monitored include duplex mode (Half, Full), link and data activity status. Other parameters include module type and model, hardware and software revisions, serial numbers and a user-defined identifier. The port MIB statistics include transmit and receive packet counts and error counts.

The iConverter 2Fx 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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