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Omnitron's FlexPoint media converters provide conversion between different cabling types as your wiring needs change. The same unit can be used stand-alone, wall-mounted, rack-mounted, or installed in power-redundant Powered Chassis. You can mix and match various FlexPoint converters for any size network to deliver reliability and flexibility!The FlexPoint 232 fiber converter/extender is a member of the modular FlexPoint product line. The FlexPoint product line provides an extensive range of networking and communication connectivity options across different protocols and media types. The FlexPoint 232 is a serial RS-232 to fiber converter, automatically supporting speeds of up to 115, 200 baud providing the flexibility to facilitate a wide range of needs and applications. This converter extends the distance of the connection to 5 km (3.1 mi.) using multimode fiber and to 58 km (36 mi.) using single-mode fiber. This wide range of distance support provides solutions to the connectivity needs of short haul as well as long haul fiber users. Most distances are available with ST and SC fiber connectors. This feature makes the FlexPoint 232 easy to connect in any applications. The FlexPoint 232 supports both half-duplex and full-duplex modes of operation. Flow control through the FlexPoint 232 can be done via software using the XON / XOFF protocol or via the supported RTS, CTS, DCD, DTR and DCR flow control signals. These features allow the easy interface to any RS-232 DTE or DCE device. Most users who have connected RS-232 devices have experienced the frustration of having to select the appropriate cable for their application. The FlexPoint 232 is designed to be easily set to connect to a DTE or DCE device. This feature includes data lines (TxD and RxD) as well as flow control signals (RTS, CTS, DCD, DTR and DCR) direction configuration. This powerful feature allows the use of straight-through cabling all across the enterprise and makes installation consistent, easy and straight forward. The FlexPoint 232's diagnostic features make it easy to install and configure. The fiber link connection can be verified without actual data activity. The remote loop-back capability allows testing of the fiber link pair by controlling the far-end converter and allowing the installer to test both ends of the fiber from one physical location. The LEDs provide informative status information which makes the installation and status monitoring easy and intuitive. The FlexPoint offers several mounting options. It can be mounted stand-alone utilizing optional wall-mounting hardware. It can also be rack-mounted using a 5-unit rack-mounting shelf or in a 14-unit FlexPoint Powered Chassis.
Additional Information: Omnitron FlexPoint 232 - media converter
Device Type: Media converter
Enclosure Type: External
Dimensions (WxDxH): 3 in x 4 in x 1 in
Weight: 0.4 lbs
Data Transfer Rate: 115.2 Kbps
Optical Wave Length: 850 nm
Data Link Protocol: RS-232
Max Transfer Distance: 1.6 miles
Manufacturer Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
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