5 June 2002 -- IMC Networks, Foothill Ranch, CA, USA, has launched a 100Mbit/s Fast Ethernet fibre converter with the ability to set a threshold and monitor optical power levels across MAN and "first mile" installations.
Fibre converters are emerging as cost-effective building blocks for Ethernet-based optical networks, says IMC Networks. "With the new iMcV-FM-LIM series fibre converters, service providers can offer complete management and control of fibre to the customer's doorstep."
Michael Dailey, president and CEO of IMC, said, "The iMcV-FM-LIM series suits the provisioning MAN access and data transport services where consistency of services is essential. Especially in situations where a service provider is leasing the fiber from a third party, integrated optical power monitoring enables them to react to any changes in optical power levels."
The converter series complies with IEEE 802.3 100Base-TX and 100Base-FX Fast Ethernet standards. It also supports single-mode optical circuits up to 15km. The modular iMcV-FM-LIM is designed for installation in the IMC Networks' iMcV Series Chassis or the iMediaCenter Series Chassis. The iMediaCenter Series Chassis are available in 2-, 8- and high-density 18-slot configurations to meet most installation requirements.
Available during Q3 02, iMcV-FM-LIM will cost USD810. iMcV-FM-LIM and other IMC Networks' optical networking solutions are distributed through a network of distributors in over 50 countries.