Green cabling efforts enhanced with proper media converters

More and more businesses are investing in green cabling for variety reasons. LEED approval, improving reputation and other reasons are all at the top of the list, and companies often forsake other improvements in order to go green. However, as the criteria for LEED certification and what it means to go green in general evolve, companies have considerable factors to keep in mind.

Approval regulations

According to Cabling Instalation & Maintenance, the United States Green Building Council recently approved the LEED v4 rating system, and upgrade of the previous certification process. While applications filed under the previous version will be accepted until June 2015, the USGBC is migrating to v4 as quickly as possible.”There are 46 countries and territories around the world and all 50 U.S states represented in the voting pool for LEED v4,” LEED Steering Committee chair Joel Ann Todd said. “The rating system must earn a significant percentage of the overall vote as well as a majority approval from each of the various LEED stakeholder groups. This ensures that rating system approval represents the full diversity of USGBC’s membership.”


Many firms are starting to upgrade not only their heating, electrical and building materials to meet green standards, but network infrastructure and audio/visual communications technology as well. This means higher demand for high quality media converters and cabling solutions such as fiber optics.

Sustainability remains a concern through any business investment, and firms are ensuring that they embrace these practice as regulations become standardized for this technology as well.

Technology infrastructure

The key to embracing green initiatives and making sustainability a sustainable effort itself is having thte right technology in place that streamlines these efforts. High-quality Ethernet to fiber optic converter and related tools that help optimize networks and eliminate latency will be essential for success.

Fiber optics in particular is a popular solution for green infrastructure because it helps lower costs through reduced energy consumption and providing support for future changes as well.

“The high bandwidth and long link lengths supported by fiber networks enable LAN architectures that minimize the use of electronics – saving energy, reducing the materials needed, and creating a network with the bandwidth to support future applications,” the TIA Fiber Optic Technology Consortium noted, according to the source.

Ultimately, green efforts should start including fiber optic converters and cabling to ensure sustainability and help further efforts so that they are compliant with not only current standards, but future ones as well.

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Introduce of Ethernet to Fiber Optic Converters

Ethernet Media Converter is a device to convert and transmit Ethernet networks into Ethernet fiber optic networks. It can convert digital electric Ethernet signals to optical signals. Ethernet to fiber optic converter enable connections of UTP copper-based ethernet equipment over a fiber optic link to take advantage of the benefits of fiber which include:

a. Extending links over greater distances using fiber optic cable

b. protecting datafrom noise and interference

c. Future proofing your network with additional bandwidth capacity

Copper-based Ethernet connections are limited to a data transmission distance of only 100 meters when using unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable. By using an ethernet to fiber conversion solution, fiber optic cabling can now be used to extend this link over a greater distance.

An Ethernet to fiber media converter can also be used where there is high level of electromagnetic interference or EMI which is a common phenomenon found in industrial plants. This interference can cause corruption of data over copper-based ethernet links. Data transmitted over fiber optic cable however is completely immune to this type of noise. An Ethernet to fiber optic converter therefore enables you to inter-connect your copper-ethernet devices over fiber ensuring optimal data transmission across the plant floor. By utilizing ethernet to fiber media converters, the benefits of fiber optic cabling can now be realized for copper-based ethernet infrastructures.

The advantages of Ethernet to Fiber Optic Converters

1. Protects your investment in existing copper ethernet-based hardware

2. Provides you with the flexibility to add fiber on a port-by-port basis

3. Enjoy the benefits of fiber without have to make wholesale changes

4. Fast ethernet or Gigabit ethernet to multi-mode or single mode

5. Ethernet to fiber and fiber back to ethernet links

6. Create copper-fiber connections with fiber switches

Media Converters for Ethernet fiber converter transforms the signal from a UTP/RJ45 ethernet link to one that can be used by a fiber transceiver. Media converters can connect to various optical fiber cable such as multimode, single mode or single strand fiber cable. Options exist for many distances to suit the needs of a particular ethernet to fiber application. And, fiber interface connectors can be dual ST, dual SC, dual LC or single SC type.

Ethernet to fiber media converter models that are best suited for enterprise and Service provider applications, offer an on-board processor that continuously monitors that both the copper and fiber connections are up. This functionality, generally referred to as “Link Pass-Through”, monitors the state of the link to the end devices and to ensure that each end-point knows whether the entire link is up or not. Some media converter products do not have this intelligence and simply “nail up” the link even though the remote copper device may be down or the fiber link broken. With Link Passthrough functionality available in all Perle Ethernet to Fiber Optic Converters, the network’s SNMP management system can be alerted when a fault occurs so that corrective action can take place.

The most common type of Ethernet Fiber Converter is one that is a standalone device (managed or unmanaged) with its own power adapter. They convert fixed speed Fast Ethernet, Gigabit or rate converting 10/100/1000 UTP links to 100Base-FX or 1000Base-X fiber connections. Where a large density of media converters are required, chassis-based systems are also available. These rack mountable units can house up to 19 managed or unmanaged media converter modules providing redundant power for AC and 48v DC environments.

FiberStore supply many types of Ethernet Media Converter, such as 10/100M BIDI WDM Ethernet media converter, 10/100M Ethernet media converter with SFP port or SC port. These media converters extend transmission distances well beyond the capabilities of twisted pair wiring, and can reach up to 2km, 20km, 40km, 60km, 80km, 100km, or 120km. Choose FiberStore Inc. for the right product to meet your fiber conversion project needs. FiberStore Inc. also provides fiber optic switch,fiber attenuators, MPO connector and more.