Omnitron Flexpoint Converter 232

FlexPoint 232The FlexPoint 232 is a RS-232 to fibre media converter that provides reliable and cost-effective fibre extension for serial connections.

The asynchronous RS-232 interface supports speeds up to 115,200 baud and supports RTS, CTS, DCD, DTR, and DSR hardware flow control signals providing plug and play connectivity with most serial devices. It features a switch for convenient connection to DTE or DCE equipment.

The fibre port operates at 850nm or 1310nm and features ST, SC or LC connectors. Multimode fibre models support distances of up to 5km, and single-mode fibre models support distances of up to 60km.

The FlexPoint 232 features descriptions of the LED indicators on the label for easy in-the-field installation and maintenance. The LEDs report the availability of power, DTE/DCE selection, fibre loopback status, port activity and link status.

The FlexPoint 232 features remote loopback capability by testing the fibre link end-to-end from one physical location. 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 232 is an asynchronous serial RS-232 to fibre media converter
  • Supports speeds up to 115,200 baud
  • Extends network distances via fibre up to 80km
  • Supports most network port interfaces with a wide variety of cable and connector types
  • Features a DTE/DCE switch for easy connection to most serial equipment
  • Supports hardware flow control via RTS, CTS, DCD, DTR and DSR Feature remote loopback capability for remote fibre testing
  • 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

A pair of FlexPoint 232 modules provide the serial connection between a PC and Terminal Server allowing access to multiple data devices via fibre. Multimode or single-mode fibre can be used, and fibre links can be extended up to 60km using single-mode fibre.


FlexPoint RS-232 Application Example

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232 is also available in the iConverter managed media converter range. Click the link below for more information.

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