Harting's new eCon 3011 is a Fast Ethernet media convertor designed for use in industrial environments. It performs signal conversion between shielded twisted-pair cable and multimode or single-mode fibre-optic cable, plus it also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE).
The new unit is designed to ease the migration to optical fibre communication in industrial applications where electrical Ethernet data transmission reaches the limits of its performance, enabling users to extend the range and improve EMC immunity.
The eCon 3011 Fast Ethernet media convertor supports Fast Ethernet (100Mbit/s) and offers a number of settings. In switch mode, it works in store-and-forward switching mode in a similar way to an unmanaged Ethernet switch. In convertor mode, it runs at 100Mbit/s (full duplex) with minimal latency. In PoE mode, power can be distributed directly to a node on the network such as a PoE camera.