The OM1000P media converter has one optical and one electrical port. It primarily connects a 1000BASE-T Ethernet device to a 1000BASE-X fiber optic Local Area Network over a pair of optical fibers; however a switch setting also allows it to connect a 100BASE-TX electrical port to a 100BASE-FX optical network.
The transceiver architecture is not switch based; therefore the unit transmits the data as it is received with only a few bits of delay. The OM1000P can supply 48 Volts to attached equipment for PoE applications.
The optical I/O uses an SFP pluggable interface that supports a variety of modules. Auto-negotiation provides plug-and-play operation on the electrical and optical ports. Alternately the unit may be manually configured for MDI/MDI-X and full/half duplex operation. A serial port allows performance and configuration monitoring.