Fibre optic connections are ideal for long distance networking applications, while adding an extra layer of protection to your network. Fibre optic connections do not radiate signals and are therefore extremely difficult to intercept compared to copper Ethernet cables.
Fibre is also ideal for industrial environments with strong electromagnetic interference (EMI). Fibre is insensitive to EMI and radio frequency interference (RFI). Signal loss is minimal because fibre optic signals are made of light and there are no crosstalk or impedance problems.
TRENDnet's cost-effective fibre optic network solutions enable businesses of all sizes to take advantage of these benefits. TRENDnet's fibre converters deliver power to PoE, PoE+, and/or UPoE compliant devices such as IP cameras, VoIP, phones and wireless access points, while converting fibre to copper Ethernet. TRENDnet offers a wide range of industrial fibre converters, including a multimode SC fibre converter, a single mode SC fibre converter, and many more.
SFP modules (or mini-GBICs) are designed to provide fibre connectivity through your network switch. Look for industrial switches that have SFP ports, such as TRENDnet's 6-port hardened industrial Gigabit Ultra PoE DIN-rail switch, model TI-UPG62 or the 12-port hardened industrial Gigabit PoE+ Layer 2+ managed DIN-rail switch, model TI-PG1284i.
Most of TRENDnet's industrial switches have at least one SFP port for fibre connections. TRENDnet's industrial switches offer either dedicated SFP slots or shared SFP slots. For switches that share ports, only one function can be used at a time.