Media converters are simple networking devices that allow two dissimilar media types to connect. You can use them to implement and optimize fiber optic links in many different network types, such as fiber and copper. The two main categories of media converters include copper-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber media converters. Due to the impactful advantages that they offer and the increasing complexity of networks, an extensive variety of industries use media converters. To learn more about the many benefits of media converters, continue reading.
Increased Network Speed
Media converters support an above-average network speed. In doing so, they help maximize functionality and allow users to complete tasks in the fastest manner possible.
The flexibility that media converters offer makes them extremely cost effective. Without media converters, networks that need to connect two dissimilar media types would have to undergo a full-scale fiber optic network upgrade. In comparison to this expensive upgrade, the relatively small cost of a media converter is a worthy investment. In addition, media converters can further save you money by simplifying the fiber-to-desktop process due to their ability to withstand high bandwidth.
Reduced Electromagnetic Interference
Media converters help reduce any potential electromagnetic interference by leveraging the benefits of fiber optic cabling. Fiber optic cabling has complete immunity to electrical interference. By connecting fiber optic cabling to copper cabling, media converters allow copper cabling to take advantage of the higher security level that fiber optic cabling provides.
Larger Network Potential
Media converters allow users to integrate new equipment into an existing cabling infrastructure. In addition, they also increase the quality and strength of your network. In doing so, they give networks the ability to expand beyond their current capabilities.
Antara Technologies is a leading provider of industrial networking products, including industrial media converters. We sell managed and unmanaged media converters that extend copper to fiber, multi-mode to multi-mode, and multi-mode to single-mode. For more information regarding our reliable media converters or other industrial networking products, contact us today.