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100BASEFX100 Mbps Fast Ethernet over fiber optic cable (IEEE standard)
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When two 10Base2 to 10BaseFL converters, or two 100BaseTX to 100BaseFX converters are used back to back, they provide a simple way to extend the distance between two devices up to 2,000 meters (6,600 feet) without using a repeater.
-- 100BaseFX over multi-mode fiber for distances of up to 2 kilometers, ideal for short-reach desktop connectivity and data center applications
"Foundry's new JetCore based 100BaseFX modules will offer us secure, long-reach Fast Ethernet connectivity with the advanced features of Foundry's JetCore ASICs," said Jason Traden, network engineer at University of Utah.
Each of the 100BaseFX interface modules is one-slot wide and utilizes MTRJ connectors to provide superior port density in a small footprint.
Foundry's FastIron switches, equipped with 100BaseFX modules, allow enterprise customers long-reach 100 Mbps Ethernet for widespread campus connectivity.
The new 100BaseFX modules for BigIron Layer 3 switches allow Metro service providers to extend broadband Ethernet connectivity over single mode fiber for long reach of up to 40 kilometers while taking advantage of the density and low cost of 100 Mbps Ethernet.
The new 100BaseFX modules enhance the wide variety of interface offerings available for customers with Foundry's switches and routers.
Following are 100BaseFX Modules for BigIron 4000/8000/15000 Systems:
To increase communication distance, it provides 10/100BaseT(X) Ethernet and 100BaseFX (SC and ST types) fiber connectors.