OmniConverter GPoE+/SX

OmniConverter GPoE+/SX The OmniConverter GPoE+/SX is a multi-port media converter that converts 10/100/1000BASE-T copper to 1000BASE-X or 100BASE-X fibre, and support Power-over-Ethernet (PoE and PoE+). OmniConverter PoE media converters provide network distance extension with fibre cabling, and function as PoE injectors providing power to four Powered Device (PDs) over standard UTP cables that carry the Ethernet data.

The GPoE+/SX provides up to 34.20W PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at) per RJ-45 port and supports frame sizes up to 10,240 bytes.

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 Directed Switch Mode, MUX Mode, Dual PoE Device Mode and a PoE power reset.

When configured in Directed Switch Mode, video multicast traffic is only forwarded to the fibre uplink (Port 1), preventing the multicast video traffic from flooding other network ports.

MUX Mode allows the data traffic to be tunnelled between two GPoE+/SX converters. The RJ-45 data traffic on one module will be mirrored to the corresponding RJ-45 on the other module.

The dual fibre port models can be configured in Dual PoE Device Mode. When configured, the GPoE+/SX operates as two separate PoE media converters, providing two separate fibre uplink ports to the same location.

PoE power reset 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.

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 OmniConverter media converters can be wall mounted or DIN-rail mounted using an optional mounting clip. They are available with DC input power via terminal connectors or external 100 to 240V AC power adapters.

Benefits Include

  • Power over Ethernet injector/source
  • Supports frame sizes up to 10,240 bytes
  • Supports IEEE 802.3at PoE+ on four RJ-45 copper ports
  • Multiple port configurations:
    •   5 Port Device: 1 Fibre + 4 RJ-45
    •   6 Port Device: 2 Fibre + 4 RJ-45
  • Supports 1000BASE-X fixed-fibre and 1000BASE-X or 100BASE-X SFP transceivers
  • Redundant protected fibre link option (using dual LC or SFP transceiver models)
  • Configurable PoE power reset
  • Directed Switch Mode prevents flooding of video traffic
  • Supports Dual PoE Device Mode and MUX Mode for traffic routing
  • Available in AC and DC models
  • Integrated wall mount brackets
  • Commercial (0 to 50ºC) and extended (-40 to 75ºC) operating temperature ranges
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support

Application Examples

OmniConverter GPoE+/SX Application Example 1

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 IP surveillance cameras and Wi-Fi access points. Gigabit fibre is distributed from an Ethernet switch at the network hub location.

OmniConverter GPoE+/SX media converters provide fibre connectivity and PoE power to two IP surveillance cameras and two access points at each location. The dual fibre ports enable a fibre daisy chain architecture that connects multiple surveillance locations. 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.


Directed Switch Mode

OmniConverter GPoE+/SX Application Example 2

Video over Multicast traffic (point to multipoint) is a bandwidth efficient method to transmit the video from one camera to multiple destinations (security monitors, DVR), this is done by sharing a single video stream with all of the destinations. As oppose to Unicast traffic, each destination will receive a unique video stream from the camera, therefore multiplying the bandwidth usage by the number of destinations.

Multicast video traffic broadcasts a single video stream from the camera to the entire network, and the video stream is received by all of the destinations. But the broadcast video will flood other network devices (including printer, workstations) due to the nature of broadcast traffic. To avoid this, network equipment routes multicast traffic only to ports where the destination devices are connected.

The GPoE+/SX can be configured to Directed Switch Mode, so that video traffic is only forwarded to the fibre uplink Port 1, as shown in the diagram above, preventing the multicast video traffic from flooding other network ports.


Dual PoE Device Mode

OmniConverter GPoE+/SX Application Example 3

For applications requiring two separate fibre runs to the same location and independent connectivity to the Powered Devices, the GPoE+/SX can be configured to Dual PoE Device Mode. The GPoE+/SX provides separate and independent channels between the two fibre links and four RJ-45 ports.

OmniConverter GPoE+/SX Application Example 4

MUX Mode

OmniConverter GPoE+/SX Application Example 5

Configuring the GPoE+/SX converters in MUX Mode provides point-to-point connectivity of Powered Devices to a head end switch over a fibre. MUX Mode tunnels the data traffic between two GPoE+/SX converters, so data traffic from the RJ-45 ports on one GPoE+/SX is routed to the matching RJ-45 ports on the other GPoE+/SX.

OmniConverter GPoE+/SX Application Example 6

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