Secure Connections

For: VoIP Phone | Thin Client connections | Network Printers | Video Conferencing | Wireless access points

fci-Fiber-to-the-deskIn today’s high speed, high bandwidth work environment, the need for fiber optic networks continues to grow. Fiber offers the speed, flexibility and security that your organization needs – today and for the future.

Using small, modular components is an easy way to design and install a network. Modular designs allow you to install everything at one time or to plan with easy to budget phases.

Fiber Connections Media Conversion & PoE Extension System was designed by Engineers who understand that every network has different needs. Each component is highly configurable which allows us to provide a solution that fits your needs exactly.

In Fiber to the Desk applications, the key is flexibility. The need to add, drop and change a network is part of the normal business cycle. The design of our slide in media modules at the equipment room end and the easy to install GatorLink design, make those changes as easy as possible. Our ability to take power over Ethernet well beyond the current 90 meter limitation using a unique hybrid (copper/fiber) cabling system eliminates the time and expense required to install power at new locations.

The security of fiber optics and the convenience of power over Ethernet, over extended distances, is a powerful combination.

OVERVIEW: Fiber to the Desk
Security connections for:
  • VoIP Phone
  • Thin Client connections
  • Network Printers
  • Video Conferencing
  • Wireless access points
  • Security cameras


Sample Network:

In this network example, a portion of a potentially larger network is shown. 1 power patch panel can support up to 11 x 4 or 6 port media conversion modules and the same number of remote GatorLinks at remote locations (depending on configurations). GatorLinks can be equipped with 1 to 6 ports.


Configure your equipment…

Description Qty. Part Number
#1 4U Power Patch Panel 1 PP4UT00-001
#2 Power Supply Module 2 PS5600250AN-001
#3 4-port Media Module, OM3 MTP-RJ45 6 MM40F009M0B-001
#4 Blank Panels 4 FCP3922BP-1
#5 OM3 Hybrid cable, 8F, 2x12AWG, XX Meters 6 HR129DM3FM30B001-XX
#6 GatorLink 4-port Media Converter 6 GR40FPS9M0B-001
#7 UTP cable to each device 20 Customer choice
#8 PoE or non-PoE network device (phone, printer, etc) 20 Customer choice

System Components


Power Patch Panel – Holds up to 288 fibers and provides central media conversion and power to the entire network. Available in 2U and 4U sizes, each accepting slide in Power Supply and Media modules. 2U panel will accommodate up to 2 power supply modules and 4U will accommodate up to 3 which provides up to 500 and 750 watts of power respectively. Media Modules can be configured many different ways with respect to port count, fiber type, connector types and network speeds.


Hybrid cables – Fiber for data and copper for power – all in one easy to install package. Cables are available in various fiber/copper configurations and can be pre-terminated in our factory with various connector types. Some cable configurations can be terminated on site.


GatorLink – Brings media conversion and PoE to your remote devices. The GatorLink is available in many different configurations with respect to port count, fiber type, connector types and network speeds.

Technical Information

Standards: IEEE 802.3i/u/ab/z; PoE IEEE 802.3af; PoE+ IEEE 802.3at

Power Source: 95-240VAC External power supply; 1.5 watts/media converter channel and 0-16 watts/channel passed to PoE peripherals

Copper Port: 10/100Mb/s half or full duplex, auto negotiated

Fiber Port: 100Mb/s or 1000Mb/s  half or full duplex, MM or SM fiber

Operating Temperature: 0 to 50°C – extended version: -40 to +50°C

Storage Temperature: -25 to +85°C; 0- 90% non-condensing humidity

Safety Compliance: ANSI/UL 60950-1; Radiation: CFR FCC Part 15 Subpart B

PoE: 44-56VDC in PoE (15W), PoE+(30w) and PoE++(60w) power outputs, PD detection for safety, over current protection.

Indicators: Power on LED; Fiber link/activity LED for each channel; Copper link/activity LED for each channel, PoE active

ROHS Compliant

Options Abound

  • Available with all standard fiber types
  • Fiber connector options include MTP, LC and hybrid IP-ONE
  • Add a redundant power supply for extra protection
  • Supports PoE, PoE+ and PoE++
  • Indoor and outdoor options
  • Various hybrid cable configurations available

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