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Media Converters

Media converters are networking devices that convert a communication protocol (Ethernet) from one cable type to another. They are commonly used for traditional media conversion between RS-232 and RS422/485 in serial networks, however, the demand for conversion between serial and fiber Ethernet communication interfaces has increased. The increase is due to the many benefits that optic fiber cable has over copper cable.

Copper-based Ethernet connections are limited to a distance of 100 meters for data transmission when using a copper cable. By converting to fiber, the distance increases to 80 kilometers or more. The conversion to fiber also results in link speeds up to ten times faster then copper. Copper-based Ethernet connections are susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI), which can corrupt data during transmission. Fiber optic cable is unaffected by EMI, resulting in optimal data transmission.

Managed media converters allow operators to manage a network remotely by controlling the bandwidth, data and traffic to achieve and maintain optimal reliability and performance. Unmanaged media converters are easy to install and troubleshoot, however, do not provide the same level of monitoring.

Industrial media converters are designed specifically to operate in harsh industrial settings. They are able to withstand shock and vibrations as well as extreme temperatures. They are often used in applications such as oil and gas drilling, mining and automation.

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$540.40
Moxa Port-powered RS-232 to Multi-mode optical fiber converter with ST connector for 5 km transmission. Compact media converter that transmits RS-232 signals over optical fiber. Power is derived from either the serial port or an external power source. A pair of TCF-90 converters can be used to connect two RS-232 devices with optical fiber in full duplex mode. The optical fiber isolates the data signals from dangerous increases in ground potential, ground loops, and electrical EMI-RFI noise, and enhances data security by eliminating the harmful effects of RF radiation and susceptibility to electromagnetic radiation.
$339.06
Moxa Port-powered RS-232 to Multi-mode optical fiber converter with ST connector for 5 km transmission. Compact media converter that transmits RS-232 signals over optical fiber. Power is derived from either the serial port or an external power source. A pair of TCF-90 converters can be used to connect two RS-232 devices with optical fiber in full duplex mode. The optical fiber isolates the data signals from dangerous increases in ground potential, ground loops, and electrical EMI-RFI noise, and enhances data security by eliminating the harmful effects of RF radiation and susceptibility to electromagnetic radiation.
$1206.00
Moxa USB to 16-port RS-232-422-485 Serial Hub. connect 16 RS-232-422-485 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. USB plug and play makes serial port expansion easy, and does not require IRQ, DMA, or I-O address resources. Users no longer need to open the chassis or power down the system to add COM ports, saving on setup time and cost.
$937.19
Moxa USB to 16-port RS-232 Serial Hub. Connect 16 RS-232-422-485 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. USB plug and play makes serial port expansion easy, and does not require IRQ, DMA, or I-O address resources. Users no longer need to open the chassis or power down the system to add COM ports, saving on setup time and cost.
$673.94
Moxa USB to 8-port RS-232-422-485 Serial Hub. Connect 8RS-232-422-485 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. USB plug and play makes serial port expansion easy, and does not require IRQ, DMA, or I-O address resources. Users no longer need to open the chassis or power down the system to add COM ports, saving on setup time and cost.
$534.49
Moxa USB to 8-port RS-232 Serial Hub. Connect 8 RS-232-422-485 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. The UPort 1610-8 converters are compatible with new and legacy serial devices. USB Plug and Play makes serial port expansion easy, and does not require IRQ, DMA, or I-O address resources. Users no longer need to open the chassis or power down the system to add COM ports, saving on setup time and cost.
$271.25
Moxa 4-port RS-232 USB-to-serial converter. Connect 4 RS-232 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. The UPort 2410 is a cost-effective solution for both new and legacy RS-232 devices, and is perfect for mobile, instrumentation, and point-of sale applications.
$735.84
Moxa USB to 4-port RS-232-422-485 Serial Hub with 2 KV isolation. Connect 4 RS-232-422-485 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. USB plug and play makes serial port expansion easy, and does not require IRQ, DMA, or I-O address resources. Users no longer need to open the chassis or power down the system to add COM ports, saving on setup time and cost.
$410.69
Moxa USB to 4-port RS-232-422-485 Serial Hub. Connect 4 RS-232-422-485 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. USB plug and play makes serial port expansion easy, and does not require IRQ, DMA, or I-O address resources. Users no longer need to open the chassis or power down the system to add COM ports, saving on setup time and cost.
$317.84
Moxa USB to 4-port RS-232 Serial Hub. Connect 4 RS-232-422-485 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. USB plug and play makes serial port expansion easy, and does not require IRQ, DMA, or I-O address resources. Users no longer need to open the chassis or power down the system to add COM ports, saving on setup time and cost.
$425.99
Moxa USB to 2-port RS-232-422-485 Serial Hub with 2 KV Isolation Protection. Connect 2 RS-232-422-485 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. USB plug and play makes serial port expansion easy, and does not require IRQ, DMA, or I-O address resources.
$255.94
Moxa USB to 2-port RS-232-422-485 Serial Hub. Connect 2 RS-232-422-485 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. USB plug and play makes serial port expansion easy, and does not require IRQ, DMA, or I-O address resources.