MRV debuts Fiber Driver media converters

SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 -- MRV Communications Inc. has announced the Fiber Driver EM316T1E1-XY, the second in a family of next-generation optical media converters with multiple operating modes to meet the needs of evolving carrier networks.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 -- MRV Communications Inc. has announced the Fiber Driver EM316T1E1-XY, the second in a family of next-generation optical media converters with multiple operating modes to meet the needs of evolving carrier networks.

The Fiber Driver XY suite of media converters is designed to combine ultra high-speed protocol support with the flexibility of multi-rate and small form-factor pluggable (SFP) design. The devices feature built in media conversion, signal repeating, and lambda conversion with optional WDM technology available via an SFP.

The EM316T1E1-XY module has two T1/E1 copper ports and two modular SFP ports to enable T1/E1 signals to be sent across a fiber cable plant. Carriers looking to groom their fiber can use WDM SFPs to put the bandwidth of both copper ports on a single fiber. The built-in signal repeating capability allows carriers to use the devices for distance extension applications, MRV adds.

The first mode acts as a copper-to-fiber converter, transforming copper T1/E1 to singlemode or multimode fiber optics. The second mode acts as a T1/E1 multiplexer, allowing two-channel T1/E1 TDM to multiplex over redundant optical links. The third mode acts as a fiber-to-fiber repeater, providing fiber-optic repeating of the T1/E1 trunk(s) and T1/E1 to T1/E1 copper repeater.

The T1/E1 module integrates remote management including full link visibility and provisioning from the central office, and the ability to remotely locate CPE without the need for an IP/SNMP network management module.

The EM316T1E1-XY module will be available worldwide in calendar Q4. The media converter also supports the J1 standard for Japanese networks.

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