The implementation of 100
BASE-T allows dramatic improvement of network performance and its
based upon proven 10 BASE-T technology that is in worldwide use
today. Moving to 100 BASE-T does require higher quality cabling and
more care in installation and the environment. As always, a fiber
option eliminates all potential copper cabling problems and allows
maximum utilization of the 100 MHZ bandwidth with virtually no
retransmissions for lost or errored packets.
The Model 375
100Base-T to Multimode Fiber Optic Transceiver
allows any two 100Base-TX compliant ports to be connected by
multimode, 62.5/125 micron fiber optic cable, while assuring that
collision information is preserved and translated from one segment
to the other. The operation of the device is transparent to the
network and is offered in two versions. The Model 375 is equipped
with SC fiber connectors while the 375ST is equipped with ST fiber
connectors and offers 2 Km performance.
The new 100 BASE-T adapters allow full duplex, simultaneous transfer
of data with a minimum of collisions. The Model 375, 100 BASE-T to
fiber converter extends this full duplex capability using dual
fibers, while offering flawless data transmission at 100 MBPS. The
Model 375 incorporates three LED's that report if the 100 Base-T and
fiber are active and powered.
The fiber optic connector is a duplex as ordered, designed for
operation at 100 MBPS for FDDI, ATM or Fast Ethernet. Power for the
Model 375 is via a supplied power pack.