ALLOY FCR200MT
 
100Mbps Standalone/Rackmount Media Converter 100Base-TX (RJ-45) to 100Base-FX (MT-RJ), 2KM
 
The FCR200MT, a FCR200 Series Fast Ethernet Media Converter, can be used 'Standalone' or installed in an Alloy DCR12 Series Media Converter Chassis, and has a 100Base-TX and a 100Base-FX multimode MT-RJ port. Fibre cable range is up to 2Km.
The FCR200MT is a dual purpose Fast Ethernet Media Converter. It can be used as a standalone discrete device, or can be installed as a Media Converter Module into any Alloy DCR12 Series 12-slot Media Converter Chassis. Whichever mode the FCR200MT is used in, it is a flexible solution ideal for a wide variety of media conversion applications in Fast Ethernet network environments. With dual 100Base-TX auto-sensing 10/100Mbps RJ-45 and 100Base-FX MT-RJ terminated multimode ports, the FCR200MT is an ideal solution for UTP/STP copper to Fast Ethernet multimode fibre media conversion tasks. The RJ-45 port supports Fast Ethernet and Ethernet UTP/STP links at up to a 100 metres range, and the 100Base-FX port has a maximum fibre cable range of up to 2 kilometres.
 
The FCR200MT is a model from Alloy's FCR200 Series of Dual Purpose Media Converters. As mentioned above, these Converters can be used 'standalone' or installed in an Alloy DCR12 Series Media Converter chassis. Models in the series support most types of Fast Ethernet media conversion, including 10/100Mbps RJ-45 copper to 100Base-FX multimode fibre (with LC, SC, ST or MT-RJ connectors, maximum fibre cable range of 2Km), 10/100Mbps RJ-45 copper to 100Base-FX singlemode fibre (SC connectors; 5, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100Km ranges with individual models supporting 1300nm or 1550nm wavelengths) and 10/100Mbps RJ-45 copper to 100Base-FX WDM singlemode/singlecore fibre (SC connectors with 20, 40, 60, 80 or 100Km range, with send and receive datastreams mutliplexed over a single fibre core). All models in the range are housed in a compact, highly durable all-metal case.
 
When used in 'standalone' mode as a discrete Media Converter device, all models in the FCR200 Series can be powered either by an external plugpack (supplied with the Converter), or via a supplied USB cable which can derive power from any v1.1, v2 or V3 USB port. All FCR200 Series models have comprehensive LED suite enabling status monitoring of the Converter, and also a DIP Switch array on the side panel which is used to manually set LFP status (see below) and/or link speed/duplex mode settings. The RJ-45 port on all models is auto-sensing MDI/MDIX, with speed, duplex mode and DTE/DCE mode automatically sensed and set.
 
A particular feature to note for all FCR200 Series Converters is their support for Link Fault Passthrough (LFP) in both Far-end-Fault (FEF) and Forced Modes (FM). LFP allows these Media Converters to monitor both the fibre and copper RX ports for signal loss. In the case of a loss of RX signal on one media port, the Converter will automatically disable the TX signal to the other media port, thus passing through the link fault LED status. FEF mode enables the Converter to stop sending a link pulse to a LFP capable Converter on the other end of the cable; the link partner Converter will synchronously stop sending data, preventing loss of valuable data transmitted over an invalid link. Combining FM and FEF LFP functions supports troubleshooting and network security capability, as both end devices can be notified of a loss of fibre link and a managed switch connected to a FCR200 Series Converter can be configured to disable the link and notify administrators of the event.
 
Features
 
FCR200MT model: Fast Ethernet copper to 100Base-FX multimode fibre media conversion - 2Km range
Dual Purpose FCR200 Series - use 'standalone' or install in a DCR12 Series Media Converter Chassis
FCR200 Series: Fast Ethernet copper to multimode, singlemode and WDM Media Conversion solutions
FCR200 Series: models with copper to 1300nm and 1550nm singlemode fibre support
LC, SC, ST, and MT-RJ fibre connectors supported on individual FCR200 Series models
Up to 100 kilometres fibre range supported with FCR200 Series Converters
Easy 'Slide-in, Hot Swap' installation into DCR12 Media Converter Chassis systems
Supports Forced and Far-end Fault mode Link Fault Passthrough (LFP)
All FCR200 models powered by external plugpack or via USB connection
Compact, rugged all-metal case
 
Specifications
 
Implementation and Installation

Dual Purpose Implementation

Use as a 'Standalone' discrete Media Converter device or
Install as a Media Converter Module in to any DCR12 Series Media Convert Chassis

Installation in to DCR12 Chassis

Converters installed in slots 1 to 12 of any DCR12 Series Media Converter Chassis
Any mix of FCR200 Series Converters can be used as Converter Modules plus
GCR2000, ECR10, ACR and SCR Converters can also be used as Converter Modules in DCR12 Chassis
All Converter Series types are 'slide-in, Hot Swap' field/user upgradable devices

Converter Module Speed/Interfaces/Protocol Support/Wavelength/Max. Range
 
FCR2000MT: 100Mbps; 100Base-TX RJ-45 (100m) to 100Base-FX with MT-RJ connector, 2Km range

Performance

Data Transfer Rate

100Mbps: 148,800pps
10Mbps: 14,880pps

Buffer Memory
128K
 
Packet Size
 
Supports packet length up to 1536 bytes

Network Interfaces
100Base-TX Ports
Auto-Negotiation
Auto-MDIX
Transmission: Full or Half-Duplex
Flow Control: 802.3x Flow Control (Full-Duplex mode), Backpressure for Half-Duplex
100Base-FX (Multimode)
Auto-Negotiation
Transmission: Full or Half-Duplex
Flow Control: 802.3x Flow Control (Full-Duplex mode), Backpressure for Half-Duplex
Wavelength: 1300nm

100Base-FX (Singlemode)

Auto-Negotiation
Transmission: Full or Half-Duplex
Flow Control: 802.3x Flow Control (Full-Duplex mode), Backpressure for Half-Duplex
Wavelength: 1300nm and 1550nm singlemode; singlemode WDM multiplexed 1310/1550nm (model dependent)
Cable Types Supported
UTP or STP copper: CAT5 or higher
Multimode fibre: 62.5/125µm, 50/125µm recommended (other grades may be used)
Singlemode/WDM fibre: 9/125mm recommended (other grades may be used)
Link Fault Passthrough (LFP) Functions
LFP Forced and Far End Fault modes supported
Default configuration - ON
DIP switch for LFP ENABLE/DISBALE manual selection
Mechanical
Case: compact all-metal enclosure
LED Indicators
Power - Green; when lit +5V power is coming up
TX Link/Act - Green; when lit TP connection good, blinks when traffic present
TP 100 - Green; when lit speed = 100Mbps, when Off speed = 10Mbps
FX Link/Act - Green; when lit TP & Fibre connection good, blinks when Fibre traffic present
FX FDX/COL - Amber; when lit full duplex mode, Off half duplex, blinks with traffic collision
 
DIP Switch Configuration
DIP 1: Set TP port sensing mode to Auto (default) or Forced
DIP 2: Set TP port speed, 100Mbps or 10Mbps when TP at Forced
DIP 3: Set TP port duplex mode, FDX or HDX when TP at Forced
DIP 4: Set LFP status, LFP enabled (default) or disabled
DIP 5: Set Fibre port duplex mode, 100 FDX (default) or 100 HDX
Environmental
Power Requirement : [email protected]+5VDC (from Plugpack)
USB Power: [email protected]+5VDC from USB port
Ambient Temperature : 0° to 50°C
Humidity : 5% to 90%
Dimensions : 26.2(H) x 94(L) x 70.3(W) mm
Emission and Safety Regulations
Complies with FCC Part 15 Class A, CE Mark Approval, C-Tick
Standards Compliance
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX specification
IEEE 802.3 10Base-T specification
IEEE 100Base-FX specification
IEEE 802.3x full-duplex flow control specification

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