Perle SMI-10GT Media Converters transparently connect 10GBase-T Ethernet links over multimode or single mode fiber in environments where network security is critical. Each 10GBASE-T Media Converter comes with one RJ45 10GBase-T port and an empty slot for one SFP+ or XFP module.
SMI-10GT Managed Media Converters support all authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) security services used in corporate networks, including TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA. To further protect IDs and passwords from someone on the network, Perle Managed Media Converters provide secure management sessions by supporting SSH, SNMPv3, Telnet and HTTPS. These types of features are used when managing your corporate firewalls, switches and routers. This is why Perle makes them available in the SMI-10GT Managed Media Converter.
Copper to Fiber conversion is achieved by inserting XFP or SFP+ fiber transceivers that support multimode and single-mode fiber, including CWDM/DWDM wavelengths. Copper to copper is achieved by inserting SFP+ Direct Attach Cable (DAC), also known as twinax, or XFP 10Gbase-CX4 transceivers.
The empty transceiver port on the SMI-10GT Media Converters allow for flexible network configurations to meet any requirement using a variety of 10G transceivers supplied by Perle, Cisco or other manufacturers of MSA compliant SFP+ and XFPs. You can use these products to convert:
10GBase-T (RJ45) to SFP+
10GBase-T (RJ45) to XFP
1000Base-T (RJ45) to 1000Base-X (SFP)
10GBase-T (RJ45) to Direct Attach DAC copper twinax (SFP+)
10GBase-T (RJ45) to 10GBase-CX4 (XFP)
Perle 10GBASE-T Gigabit Ethernet to Fiber Converters provide an economical path to extend the distance of an existing 10GbE link. Network Administrators can see-everything with Perles advanced features such as Smart Link Pass-Through, Fiber Fault Alert, a built-in Link Test capability and Loopback. This allows for more efficient troubleshooting and less on-site maintenance. These cost and time saving features, along with a lifetime warranty and free worldwide technical support, make Perle SMI-10GT Media Converters the smart choice for IT professionals.