StarTech.com’s New Ethernet-Fiber Media Converter Supports 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) Standards, QinQ and 802.1q Tag VLAN encapsulation

New Fiber-Ethernet Media Converter from StarTech.com is capable of drawing power via UTP cable connected to a PoE PSE (802.3af) power source equipment, offering an economical solution for extending an Ethernet connection from locales where additional standard power options are unavailable, over Multimode Fiber

Groveport, OH - February 22, 2010 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find computer parts and networking solutions, today announced the availability of the MCM110SC2P Fiber-Ethernet Media Converter, powered by PoE (Power over Ethernet), which extends an Ethernet network connection over multimode fiber cable at a maximum distance of 2km. Because the converter is capable of drawing power from existing PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment) in a PoE network, it offers the option to situate the converter in a locale that does not provide a conventional external power connection.

“With many new network configurations supporting Power over Ethernet, and legacy infrastructures being updated all the time, users can now take advantage of the convenience of not needing a power brick for their fiber extension and conversion needs” said Jon Arnett, Product Manager for StarTech.com.

“This product offers major convenience and value to network configurations that span large campuses or multiple offices, given not only its maximum distance capability, but also the ability to draw power over a PoE network.”

Features of StarTech.com’s new Fiber-Ethernet Media Converter include:

  • Auto - negotiation of 10/100 Mbps and Auto - Crossover for TX port
  • Auto detects half/full duplex transfer mode from the TX port
  • Fiber Support: Cable Type- 62.2/125µm, 50/125µm - 2km Range
  • Support flow control (Pause) and Link Fault Pass through (LFP)
  • Supports IEEE 802.1q Tag VLAN pass thru
  • Supports IEEE 802.3 10Base-T, 802.3u 100Base-TX and 100Base-FX industry standards

The MCM110SC2P PoE (Power over Ethernet) Fiber-Ethernet Media Converter is currently available directly from StarTech.com, as well as from leading technology resellers including CDW, PC Connection, Provantage, Buy.com, Dell and PROVANTAGE, and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H and SYNNEX.

About StarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 Registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity and technology parts including data storage solutions, computer parts, cables and KVM/server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

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