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Omnitron Launches 60W PoE Media Converter

by david.nunes

Omnitron Launches 60W PoE Media Converter

Extends Distances to High-power IP Cameras and Wireless Access Points

Irvine, CA – April 24, 2015 Omnitron Systems Technology (www.omnitron-systems.com) a leading provider of fiber connectivity products, today introduced the new OmniConverter™ GHPoE/S, the first multi-port, 60 Watts Power over Ethernet (PoE) Gigabit media converter. The OmniConverter GHPoE/S is compatible with the IEEE 802.3af PoE (15 Watts) and 802.3 at PoE+ (30 Watts) standards, and provides 100/1000 Ethernet fiber to 10/100/1000 copper media converter. It is classified as Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) capable of powering up to two 60 Watt Powered Devices (PDs) using the same UTP cables that carry the Ethernet data.

There are now more than 100 million devices powered by PoE, yet the nominal amount of power delivered has limited the ability to deploy power-hungry PoE devices like outdoor Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) cameras with blowers and heaters, and multi-band Wireless Access Points. In addition to the increasing power required by PoE devices, the 100 meter distance limitation of UTP cabling is a challenge in large facilities like airports, arenas, building complexes, and government facilities.

The OmniConverter GHPoE/S can power the latest generation of high-power 60 Watt devices that have emerged on the market, and extend distances with fiber cabling.

The multi-port GHPoE/S functions as a PoE mini-switch, with optional dual fiber ports and dual RJ-45 PoE ports. Dual fiber ports enable daisy chain topologies to cascade multiple media converters, or redundant fiber links for critical applications with less than 50ms failover. The dual RJ-45 ports can power two PDs simultaneously with up to 60 Watts each.

Other features include link fault propagation modes and PoE Power Reset function that enables remote PD devices to be reset, eliminating the need for costly truck rolls and dispatching personnel to remote PD sites.

OmniConverter GHPoE/S models are available with fixed-fiber or Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers, enabling easy adaptability to different fiber types, distances and wavelengths. They are available for commercial applications or temperature hardened to -40º to 75ºC.

The GHPoE/S is the latest member of the OmniConverter product family of Fast Ethernet and Gigabit media converters that support PoE, PoE+ and now 60 Watts PoE.

All OmniConverter products are made in the USA, and backed with a lifetime warranty and 24/7 technical support.

About Omnitron Systems

Omnitron Systems provides fiber connectivity solutions that extend network distances, enable copper and fiber network integration, and expand the capacity of fiber infrastructure. Omnitron’s media converters, CWDM multiplexers and T1 multiplexers are deployed in enterprise, government and service provider networks worldwide. For product and reseller information, contact the sales department at Omnitron Systems by phone at 800-675-6410 or 949-250-6510, or by e-mail at sales@omnitron-systems.com.

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