Omnitron launches new Enterprise and Industrial PoE fiber switches

Fiber connectivity provider Omnitron has introduced two new fiber switches, RuggedNet (RN) and OmniConverter (OC), which it claims enables fiber optic distance extension to PoE and PoE+ powered devices, available in managed and unmanaged models. The RN industrial PoE fiber switches are designed for deployments in transportation, manufacturing, energy and other IoT applications. They can also be DIN-rail mounted and feature single or dual DC power inputs and contact closures that can generate alarms.
Classification & Data Collection / October 6, 2017
Fiber connectivity provider 2067 Omnitron has introduced two new fiber switches, RuggedNet (RN) and OmniConverter (OC), which it claims enables fiber optic distance extension to PoE and PoE+ powered devices, available in managed and unmanaged models.   


The RN industrial PoE fiber switches are designed for deployments in transportation, manufacturing, energy and other IoT applications. They can also be DIN-rail mounted and feature single or dual DC power inputs and contact closures that can generate alarms.

OmniConverter PoE fibre switches are designed for standard enterprise network deployments and can be mounted to either a wall or be DIN-rail mounted. It uses external 100 to 240VAC power adapters for power.

An IP-based web interface, Telnet or serial console interface can run the managed models and the IP-web management enables users to monitor and configure hardware parameters using a web browser.

Both products support networking modes for delivery of data traffic, including directed switch mode (which prevents port flooding by routing multicast traffic) and dual device mode. Models with two fiber ports support dual device mode, which enables the device to operate as two separate PoE switches with independent fiber uplinks and RJ-45 ports.

In addition, they also facilitate daisy chain topologies and fiber link redundancy and protection with less than 50ms failover. All models feature PoE port reset feature to eliminate the need of technical personnel travelling to remote locations to physically reset PDs such as cameras and wireless access points.

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