McBasic 10/100 Series - 10/100 Mbps Auto Sensing Compact Media Converter
The McBasic’s small, table-top design and durability make it perfect for installation anywhere space is limited. Additionally, the McBasic comes with an internal AC power supply. This feature significantly increases reliability over products that use bulky, external AC/DC power transformers.
The McBasic includes troubleshooting features such as LinkLoss, Transparency and Link Fault Detection that make isolating fiber breaks easier should they occur. The McBasic also features a crossover/ pass-through switch on the twisted pair connection for MDI/MDIX connectivity and diagnostic LEDs. Most McBasic units are available with single-strand fiber which can effectively double the capacity of fiber by allowing two individual channels to share one strand of fiber; Full-Duplex data travels on different wavelengths — 1310 nm and 1550 nm, for example.
Auto-Sensing 10/100 Mbps McBasic converters offer significant advantages over regular 10 and 100 Mbps converters. An ideal choice for both enterprise and service provider networks, 10/100 converters save time and money when deployed at the host and remote site. Enterprise networks planning a migration path from 10 Mbps to 100 Mbps often deploy Auto Sensing converters, then upgrade when ready and units will automatically adapt to increased speed. Service providers with 10 or 100 Mbps links to customer premises can sell customers more bandwidth without upgrading the converters at the POP and the customer network edge.