The market for IP surveillance is constantly growing and evolving, as confirmed by numerous studies of various marketing agencies. In this regard, the security market continues to grow, the demand for active network equipment. We are talking about routers, switches, wireless access points and media converters.

The principle of operation of the device

Media Converter – network device intended for organization of packet data from one environment to another. Thanks to such devices it is possible to create systems of enormous tension. Media converters can convert the environment of the signal. The most common medium is copper and all that it created – light fiber, copper wire and fiber optic cables, which use the principle of signal transmission over twisted pair and fiber-optic communication lines.

Businesses and organizations wishing to increase their network, very often used media converters. In the first place so an inexpensive way to connect remote departments and organizations on the basis of fiber connections, which ultimately will increase the capacity and number of end users. Media converters allow you to cheaply upgrade the local network, which still runs on copper cables without the need of full modernisation.

Classification of media converters

Media converters are indispensable in cases when you want to send data over long distances. For example, if you want to organize IP video surveillance system on the area of several km2 and to ensure the transmission of video and audio from IP cameras to surveillance post located at some distance.

The signs, which classified these devices:

1. Handling. Media converters can be managed or unmanaged. Unmanaged type cannot be configured – it works in automatic mode. In some cases, can be easily controlled by setting the chassis. The second type can be managed via web interface and SNMP.
2. Standard copper port. You can select one of the three standards modes of operation, each of which provides different data transfer speed.
3. Standard optical port. Here you can also select one of four standard modes of operation, each of which involves the use of different connectors. For example, the ST connector is suitable for multimode fiber and FC connector for single-mode fiber. The SC and LC connectors are the most popular, because it can be used for singlemode and multimode fibres, and differ only in size.