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December 14, 2010

Wire Speed: GAO Comm Introduces its 10/100/1000M Fiber Media Converter

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

GAO Comm has announced its practical 10/100/1000M media converter used in backbone network transmission and also for Gigabit Ethernet devices links.

GAO Comm is an international provider of communication test instruments, equipment for the installation, testing and maintenance of communications infrastructures.

The company notes that the offering has two types of network connection media, namely 10/100/1000M Base-T Gigabit Ethernet UTP port and 1000Base-Sx/LX Gigabit Ethernet Fiber port.

Compliant with RoHS standards, GAO Comm’s media converter has the ability to transform the transmission media of Ethernet signal via CAT5 to optical fiber with a typical length of about 100 meters. Businesses will find that using a media converter will help them to economically achieve long distance transmission using the current network configuration.

According to a release, this 10/100/1000M media converter makes use of 802.3x flow control for full-duplex ports and back-pressure flow control for half-duplex ports and operates at a speed of 1000Mb/s over both optical and electric channels.

Also, this converter features single-mode and multi-mode fiber transmission boasting a transmission distance of up to 80km over single-mode fiber and 550m over multi-mode fiber, which extends transmission distance through its photoelectric conversion network.

Moreover, GAO Comm’s media converter offers comprehensive fiber connections including SC, BiDi and LC.

Recently GAO Comm released a hand-held gigabit Ethernet tester model 5850, used for the installation and maintenance of 10M/100M/1000M Ethernet networks. The company claims that this model tester poses an ergonomic, creative design to make it easy to carry.

Read a related article at TMCnet “Tipard Total Media Converter: Gives You a Colorful Digital Life.”

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda