Omnitron OmniConverter FPoE/SL, FPoE/S and FPoE+/S Industrial

Omnitron OmniConverter GPoE/S IndustrialThe OmniConverter FPoE/SL, FPoE/S and FPoE+/S are industrial multi-port media converters that convert 10/100BASE-T copper to 100BASE-X fibre and support Power-over-Ethernet (PoE and PoE+). Classified as Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), they provide power to one or two Powered Devices (PDs) using standard UTP cables that carry the Ethernet data.

The OmniConverter FPoE/SL is a cost-effective media converter that provides up to 15.40W PoE (IEEE 802.3af) per RJ-45 port and supports frame sizes up to 2,000 bytes.

The OmniConverter FPoE/S provides up to 15.40W PoE (IEEE 802.3af) per RJ-45 port and supports frame sizes up to 10,240 bytes.

The OmniConverter FPoE+/S provides up to 34.20W PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at) per RJ-45 port and supports frame sizes up to 10,240 bytes. The FPoE+/S powers the more demanding PDs such as outdoor PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras and mutli-band, multi-stream wireless Wi-Fi access points.

Models with two fibre ports support redundant fibre uplinks for critical applications that require protection and sub 50ms restoration in the event of a fibre failure. The second fibre port may also be used to cascade multiple media converters, or it may be used as another switch port.

Configurable features include link modes and a PoE power reset function that enables a PD device to be re-initialized remotely. When a problem with a PD is identified, the fibre port on a managed switch can be shut down or disconnected, enabling the PoE power reset function on the OmniConverter. The PoE power to the PD is disabled for 2 seconds when a loss of receive fibre link is detected by the OmniConverter, eliminating the need for costly truck rolls to remote PD sites.

Link modes can be configured to propagate loss-of-link faults to managed devices, immediately notifying administrators of network outages.

OmniConverter media converters support fixed-fibre connectors and Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers, enabling easy adaptability to different fibre types, distances and wavelengths. They support multimode and single-mode dual fibre; and single-mode single-fibre, in standard and CWDM wavelengths.

The compact standalone OmniConverter media converters can be table top mounted, wall mounted, or DIN-rail mounted using an optional DIN-rail mounting kit. They can also be mounted on a 1U 19” rack-mount shelf. They are available with DC power input via terminal connectors or external 100 to 240V AC power adapters.

Benefits Include

  • Extended operating temperature range of -40º to 75ºC
  • Power over Ethernet injector/source
  • The FPoE/SL supports IEEE 802.3af PoE on one or two RJ-45 copper ports, and up to 2,000 byte frames
  • The FPoE/S supports IEEE 802.3af PoE on one or two RJ-45 copper ports, and up to 10,240 byte frames
  • The FPoE+/S supports IEEE 802.3at PoE+ on one or two RJ-45 copper ports, and up to 10,240 byte frames
  • Multiple port configurations are available:
    • 2 Port Device: 1 Fibre + 1 RJ-45
    • 3 Port Device: 2 Fibre + 1 RJ-45
    • 3 Port Device: 1 Fibre + 2 RJ-45
    • 4 Port Device: 2 Fibre + 2 RJ-45
  • Supports 100BASE-X fixed-fibre and 100BASE-X SFP transceivers
  • Redundant protected fibre link option (using dual SFP transceivers)
  • Compatible with legacy pre-IEEE standard powered devices
  • Configurable PoE power reset
  • Available in AC and DC models
  • Integrated wall mount brackets
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support

Application Example

In this application diagram, OmniConverter PoE injector media converters are deployed to overcome the distance limitation of UTP copper cabling by enabling fibre connectivity to PoE powered Wi-Fi access points and IP surveillance cameras. The fibre originates from a data closet or network hub location. Fibre is distributed from a copper Ethernet switch with iConverter 10/100 media converters installed in a high-density 19-module chassis.

Omnitron OmniConverter Application Examples

On the top half of the diagram, Wi-Fi access points are installed on buildings in a business complex. A 100Mbps point-to-point fibre run is terminated with an OmniConverter PoE media converter installed near a convenient AC or DC power source. The OmniConverter converts the fibre to copper and injects Power over Ethernet (PoE or PoE+) with dual RJ-45 ports to power two Wi-Fi access points.

Redundant fibre links are run to another location where an OmniConverter with dual fibre ports provides protected fibre link redundancy, media conversion and PoE power for two Wi-Fi access points. The OmniConverter provides fibre failover protection in less than 50ms if there is a loss of fibre link.

On the bottom half of the diagram, OmniConverter PoE media converters are deployed in NEMA enclosures installed on light poles to provide fibre connectivity and PoE power to IP surveillance cameras. The dual fibre ports on the OmniConverters enable a fibre daisy chain architecture that connects multiple IP surveillance cameras. One port is the fibre uplink, and the other port is the fibre downlink to the next OmniConverter. Daisy chains are useful when deploying multiple PoE or PoE+ devices in a linear fashion along city streets, highways, rail lines, border fences, or pipelines.


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