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FiberPlex – Media Interface Converters

Media to Fibre Conversion

Patton FiberPlex is a product family specialising in media interfaces to fibre communication solutions. FiberPlex products provide secure, reliable, high-performance fibre optic connectivity for various industry applications. They enable the transmission of data, voice, and video signals over fibre optic cables, extending the reach and performance of communication networks.

Single or Multiple Capacity

The FiberPlex family offers a wide range of media interface to fibre conversion. Available in a single module or chassis devices to a sixteen-card chassis with redundancy options.

Military Grade Option

The FiberPlex family provide variants of some fibre interface converters in a ruggedised body designed for military-style applications.

 

Key Take Aways

Network Extension

Provide a cost-effective way to connect legacy network interfaces and locations across fibre. This conversion is performed transparently and so is independent of protocol or router configuration.

Trusted

They are utilized in diverse industries such as government, military, healthcare, broadcast, telecommunications, and enterprise networks, where fiber optic connectivity is essential for secure and efficient communication

Meet the family

Module
Single SAC-1 Single Stand Alone Chassis
SAC-1 Single Stand Alone Chassis
RMC-3101 Chassis For All FOI Series, 9 Slot 3U
RMC-3101 Chassis For All FOI Series, 9 Slot 3U
RMC-5000 16 Card Chassis
RMC-5000 16 Card Chassis

FiberPlex Chassis's

The FiberPlex family is available in various chassis to suit most requirements, including ruggedised military applications.

The module variant comes in two flavours with varying port options, standard and ruggedised for military-style applications. These can be mounted in an RMC-3101 9-unit 3U chassis

The SAC-1 Single Stand Alone Chassis provides power, enclosure and secure mounting for a single Fibre Optic Module. Each SAC‐1‐AC may be rack, wall or desktop mounted.

RMC-5000 rack mount chassis provides up to sixteen slots for any FOM series fibre optic module card. The FOM cards are installed from the rear of the chassis, providing electrical and fibre optic connections at the rear. A front panel window allows viewing of status LEDs on each installed card indicating power supply status, fibre optic link status, signal line status, and control or configuration information, depending on the particular card.

Serial to Fibre

The FiberPlex serial to fibre converters are available in the following options.

Standard and Ruggadised modules:

RS232: convert an RS232 serial 128k interface to fibre using the standard or ruggedised serial to fibre converter up to 20km.

EIA530/RS422: convert an EIA530 interface with speeds up to 256k to fibre using the standard (TD1580-1581) or ruggedised (FOI-1580-1581) serial to fibre up to 20km.

Single or Multi-card Chassis:

The multi-standard serial to fibre interface card (FOM-1090) offers TIA-232, TIA-530, TIA-530A, TIA-574, TIA-449, V.35 or X.21 interface options at up to 25mbps. An adapter cable is required for some interface options. 

Key Features

  • Ruggedised Military Application
  • 128k RS232 over Fibre
  • 256k EIA530 over Fibre
  • Serial over fibre up to 20km
FOI-2191 Ruggadised RS232 to Fibre
FOI-2191 Ruggadised RS232 to Fibre
TD1580-1581 EIA530 to Fibre
TD1580-1581 EIA530 to Fibre
FOM-1090 Multi-Standard Serial to Fibre Converter
FOM-1090 Multi-Standard Serial to Fibre Converter
FOI-4972 POTS to Fibre Converter
FOI-4972 POTS to Fibre Converter
FOM-3842 POTS to Fibre Converter
FOM-3842 POTS to Fibre Converter

POTS to Fibre

The Patton POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) to fibre interface converter provides complete electrical isolation for up to four independent channels of 2-wire telephone communications. They support standard analogue phones, STU-III (secure telephone unit) phones, STE (secure telephone equipment) phones, fax machines, and modems and support Caller ID. Enabling POTS to be transported over a fibre connection for up to 20km.

Available in two versions:

Ruggedised POTS to Fibre (FOI-2971 | FOI-4972): ideal for military-based applications.

Card-based POTS to Fibre (FOM-3841 | FOM-3842): available for single or multi-chassis.

Key Features

  • Connect POTs up to 20km of fibre
  • Up to 4 independent channels
  • Secure Telephone Equipment
  • Supports Caller ID

E1/T1 to Fibre

The FiberPlex E1/T1 to fibre converters enable longer distances over the traditional E1 and T1, which are limited to a maximum distance of 4800ft (1460m) and 6200ft (1890m). 

Standard and Ruggadised modules:

E1: convert an E1 interface to fibre converter available in standard (TD-5402) or ruggedised (FOI-5402) casing.

T1: convert a T1 interface to fibre converter available in standard (TD-5401) or ruggedised (FOI-5401) casing.

Single or Multi-card Chassis:

The FOM5400 E1/T1 to fibre converter enables up to four individual E1 or T1 channels at different rates.

Key Features

  • Up to 4 E1/T1 links over fibre
  • PBX extension over fibre
  • Router extension over fibre
  • Up to 20km extension
FOI-5401 T1 to Fibre Converter
FOI-5401 T1 to Fibre Converter
TD-5402 E1 to Fibre Converter
TD-5402 E1 to Fibre Converter
FOM-5400 E1/T1 to Fibre Converter
FOM-5400 E1/T1 to Fibre Converter
FOI-5601 ISDN to Fibre Converter
FOI-5601 ISDN to Fibre Converter
TD-5601 ISDN to Fibre Converter
TD-5601 ISDN to Fibre Converter
FOM-5600 ISDN to Fibre Converter
FOM-5600 ISDN to Fibre Converter

ISDN to Fibre

The FiberPlex ISDN to fibre converters enable longer distances over the traditional ISDN at 192kbps. Suitable for various applications, including ISDN Primary BRI Extension, ISDN T Interface Extension, ISDN S Bus Interface Extension, PBX Link, and SATCOM Link.

Standard and Ruggadised modules:

Available in standard TD-5601 ISDN to Fibre and ruggedised FOI-5601 ISDN to Fibre variants.

Single or Multi-card Chassis:

The FOM5600 ISDN to fibre converter enables up to four individual ISDN channels. This allows each channel to be operated at different data rates or interfaces.

Key Features

  • Up to four ISDN to Fibre
  • ISDN at 192kbps
  • Extend ISDN up to 20km
  • Ruggedised Military option 

Ethernet to Fibre

The FiberPlex Ethernet to fibre converter enables ethernet applications such as ethernet network extension, distributed video, distributed WiFi and secure conference connections. They are available in various speed, chassis and port configurations. 

Standard and Ruggadised modules:

10/100Mb Ethernet: The FOI-4110 uses 820nm optics to provide a low-cost solution for 10BASE-T to 10BASE-FL and 100BASE-TX to 100BASE-SX Ethernet communications up to 20km. Along with backward compatibility with legacy devices that have a 10BASE-FL interface.

1GB Ethernet: The FOI-1GBT is a ruggedised military 1Gb to fibre ethernet extender up to 20km

1Gb 6 Port Ethernet Switch: The TIS-8632 offers four ethernet to two SFP ports. Two or more can be chained together via fibre to provide a distributed solution where isolation, distance, security and noise immunity is needed between nodes. Extend your ethernet network over fibre up to 70km.

Preconfigured 1Gb to fibre kits are also available. Contact us for further information.

Single or Multi-card Chassis:

The FOM-8020 and FOM-8220 offer 10/100mb ethernet over fibre up to 20km for the SAC-1 or RMC-5000 chassis for high-population low space networking. The FOM-8220 offers two independent ethernet over fibre ports. 

Key Features

  • Extend Ethernet over Fibre
  • Ethernet speeds up 1Gb
  • Increase the range of legacy ethernet
  • Military Ethernet to Fibre available
FOI-4110 Ruggedised 1Gb Ethernet to Fibre
FOI-4110 Ruggedised 1Gb Ethernet
FiberPlex FOI-1GBT Ethernet to Fibre
FiberPlex FOI-1GBT Ethernet to Fibre
TIS-8632 6 Port Ethernet to SFP Switch
TIS-8632 6 Port Switch
FOM-8020 Ethernet to Fibre Converter
FOM-8020 Ethernet to Fibre Converter

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