Omnitron iConverter OC3FF

iConverter OC3FFThe iConverter OC3FF is an OC-3/STM-1 fibre-to-fibre media converter available as a compact, unmanaged standalone unit or a managed chassis plug-in module. The iConverter OC3FF provides a cost-effective solution to extend fibre network distances with multimode to single-mode, dual fibre to singlefiber, and wavelength (1310/1550) conversion.

iConverter OC3FF models support multimode and single-mode dual fibre with ST and SC connectors; and single-mode singlefiber with SC connectors. The multimode fibre port supports ST or SC connectors and distances up to 5km. The single-mode fibre port supports ST or SC connectors and distances up to 120km.

User-selectable Link Propagate and Remote Fault Detection modes 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 OC3FF 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

  • Operates with a constant rate signal from 1Mbps to 155Mbps
  • Supports multimode and single-mode dual fibre with ST and SC connectors; and single-mode single-fibre with SC connectors.
  • Supports distances of 120km or longer*
  • Support for OC3 over ATM or SONET
  • 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

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The iConverter OC3FF plug-in module can be used in managed or unmanaged applications. Management provides remote configuration, monitoring and trap notification. Management of the OC3FF 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 OC3FF 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 OC3FF 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 OC3FF 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

When fibre rings must extend beyond the standard 1310nm wavelength capability, a longer wavelength with increased optical power can extend SONET ring distances.

The iConverter OC3FF fibre-to-fibre media converter is an inexpensive and reliable solution, especially when compared to upgrading SONET node equipment. The OC3FF provides wavelength conversion from 1310nm to 1550nm, and amplifies the optical power to span the distance in longer ring segments.


iConverter OC3FF Application Example

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OC3FF is also available in the FlexPoint unmanaged media converter range. Click the link below for more information.

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