EtherWAN unveils hardened Gigabit PoE dual-rate SFP media converter

EL2242EtherWAN Systems, Inc., has announced the release of a new media converter model, EL2242, supporting 10/100/1000BASE-T to 100/1000BASE dual rate SFP transmission with PoE compatibility.

Designed for industrial/harsh environments, the EL2242 supports wide operating temperature from -40°C to 75°C, high ESD/EMI protection and redundant terminal block power inputs. The EL2242 is housed with ruggedized aluminum enclosure supporting DIN-rail mounting. The LED indicators display power, alarm, link, data rate, PoE and LFPT status.

The EL2242’s copper port is compliant to IEEE802.3at PoE/PSE standard, capable of the maximum power delivery of 30 watts via single UTP cable. The power can be utilized for PoE powered devices such as an IEEE802.3ac wireless AP or a PoE surveillance camera.

The EL2242’s SFP fiber port supports 100BASE-FX or 1000BASE-X dual rate connectivity, reserving the possible migration to a Gigabit network. In additional to LFPT, the EL2242 provides relay alarm support, reporting an Ethernet link failure immediately to the on-site personnel to save maintenance time. Users may use EL2242’s DIP switch for turning on/off LFPT and power alarm functions, as well as selecting 100BASE-FX or 1000BASE-X SFP transmission.

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