Fiber media converters are ideal for the long-distance deployment of IP surveillance cameras. IP surveillance cameras feed high-data video transmission using Ethernet. But for deployments surpassing 100 meters, network installers can utilize fiber media converters at the source and destination of the network link and achieve long-distance connections with high transmission rates. Versa Technology’s micro media series features a smaller form factor than traditional micro media converters that can easily be installed within most camera housings.
Single-Mode vs Multi-Mode Fiber Media Converters
Most network installers or system integrators utilize fiber media converters such as Ethernet extenders to surpass Ethernet’s 100 meter Ethernet limitation. Fiber media converters can achieve up to 55 meters using multi-mode fiber and up to 30 km using single-mode fiber. Single-mode fiber is able to support longer distances due to it’s smaller core which can measure between 8 to 10.5 micrometers. Multi-Mode fiber measures between 50 to 100 micrometers allowing emitted light pulses greater space to scatter. Single-mode fiber, with its smaller core, can focus light pulses in a more direct pathway helping it achieve greater distances and faster speeds.
Our new Micro Media Series supports both multi-mode and single mode fiber to help build flexible deployments. The VX-200M-1212-2 is an Industrial Micro 10/100Base-Tx to 100Base-Fx Ethernet Media converter that converts 100TX to 100FX. The Multi-Mode model supports SC fiber types an can achieve a distance of 2 km. However, the VX-200M-2222-20 is a similar item that supports the same SC fiber type, but because it supports single mode fiber, it can achieve 10x’s the distance for a total distance of up to 20km.
Half-Duplex SFP vs Full Duplex SFP— What’s The Difference?
SFP fiber transceivers can support half-duplex SFP or full duplex SFP, or in some cases, both. Full duplex and half duplex refers to two different transmission methods in networking. Full duplex is oftentimes compared to communication as occurs in a telephone and half duplex to communicating using a walkie talkie. Full duplex specifies the ability to perform the dual task of sending and receiving data. It has the ability to multitask and avoids collisions by maintaining separate frequencies for the data that it sends and the data that it receives. Half-duplex on the other hand, has to switch between sending and receiving data. Half duplex devices can be either sending data or receiving data, but they cannot do both.
Extended Operating Temperatures
Our “hardened” units offer extended operating temperatures of -40 to 75°C while our “Industrial” models offer operating temperatures of -10 to 60°C. These units are enclosed in a rugged encasement to support industrial rates that are also taking.