Perle Launches 10 Gigabit Ethernet Media Converters

Perle 10GbE Media Converters resolve challenges of transparently connecting 10 Gigabit Ethernet links over short or long distances.

Nashville, TN, September 21, 2012 --( Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced Ethernet over Fiber and secure device networking solutions, today introduces 10 Gigabit Ethernet Media Converters. 10GbE Media Converters solve the problem of creating a 10 Gigabit Ethernet link that can be extended from 26 meters up to 160km.

The demand for 10GbE is being driven by companies who want their data centers equipped to take advantage of the better performance and lower latency offered by 10GbE. Crehan Research predict in their July 2011 Server-class Adapter & LOM Long-range Forecast Tables that 10GbE will see market expansion at over 50 percent annually during the next four years, from around $400 million today to more than $1 billion by 2014.

However, as 10 Gigabit Ethernet grows in dominance, so do the number of users who need to overcome transmission distance limitations inherent in fiber and copper cabling.

“10G Media Converters solve the problem when data needs to be transmitted over fiber between two switches located up to 160km apart,” says John Feeney, COO of Perle Systems. “They are also ideal for large data centers where the distance to connect top of rack switches exceeds the 100 meter limitation of 10G copper.”

Perle 10G Media Converters come with two pluggable transceiver ports that support fiber to fiber, copper to fiber or copper to copper media conversion. These ports 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.

Perle offers over 765 models of Managed and Unmanaged Media Converters to transmit 10BaseT, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet over fiber. All Perle Media Converters use high-end components and have an on-board microcontroller to deal with link error detection and recovery. Perle also supplies a Lifetime Warranty as a standard feature across all major product lines.
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Julie McDaniel