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New Ethernet fiber optic multiplexer offers expandable solution

Posted on 19.04.2011 - 13:00 EDT in PRODUCT NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

New Ethernet fiber optic multiplexer offers expandable solutionMoog Components Group, a division of Moog Inc., has announced the introduction of a new expandable Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fiber optic multiplexer. The Focal 907-GEM multiplexer provides four independent and switchless 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet links, as well as expansion capability through a PC/104 connector. Typical applications are remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), video systems and advanced sonar systems.

A key advantage of the Focal 907-GEM multiplexer is its low-latency switchless design needed for today's increased use of real-time Ethernet for critical control systems and digital video. This multiplexer significantly reduces size and total system cost when compared to standard media converter solutions, as it replaces four separate Ethernet media converters with a single board and single fiber link.

moog_multiplexer_focal907gemIn addition, support for non-Ethernet signals via expansion cards allows for expandable and reconfigurable multiplexer solutions. The 907-GEM can be stacked with up to 6 standard Model 907 expansion cards to add up to 48 additional data channels, including serial formats (RS-232/485), analog signals (sonar, ADC/DAC, audio), CANBus and other standard protocols.

The 907-GEM supports a wide range of optical options, including CWDM wavelengths and multimode configurations. As with the 907+ video/data multiplexer, the 907-GEM includes integrated diagnostics that are compatible with the Focal diagnostic interface card (907-DIAG-E) and graphical user interface (GUI) software for system health monitoring. The multiplexer offers an innovative, modular fiber optic telemetry solution that is well suited to Ethernet intensive applications.

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