How to resolve ethernet distances that exceed 328 ft (100 m) with a Pelco Fiber Media Converter solution.

Issue

Required distance exceeds 328 ft (100m) and no active ethernet, coax, or UTP connectivity exists.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Ethernet devices
  • Pelco FMCI-AF1MM1STM
  • Pelco FMCI-BF1MM1STM
  • Pelco FMCI-AF1SM1STM
  • Pelco FMCI-BF1SM1STM
  • Pelco FMCI-AF1MM1ST
  • Pelco FMCI-BF1MM1ST
  • Pelco FMCI-AF1SM1ST
  • Pelco FMCI-BF1SM1ST
  • Spectra IV IP
  • Spectra HD
  • Sarix Series cameras

Cause

Maximum distance for ethernet connectivity has been exceeded.  According to the TIA/EIA 568-5-A standard for category 5e cable, the maximum length for a cable segment is 100 meters (328 ft)

Resolution

Source: Pelco FMCI Series Ethernet Optical Fiber Media Converter

Pelco by Schneider Electric Ethernet two-port media converters are designed to transmit and receive 10/100 Mbps data over multimode or single mode optical fiber. Ethernet Media converters connect different types of cable while maintaining the functions of the network. By using media converters, the boundaries of network extension can be increased by using fiber optic routes

  • Multimode Fiber Support for Distances up to 3 km (2 mi)
  • Single-Mode Fiber Support for Distances up to 20 km (12 mi)

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