Omnitron Launches FlexPoint GX/T

Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:00am EDT

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New Ethernet Media Converter with Unprecedented Features
LAS VEGAS--(Business Wire)--
Omnitron Systems Technology (, a provider
of fiber optic access systems for next-generation Ethernet networks,
today announced the launch of the FlexPoint GX/T, a standalone
1000BASE-X Fiber to 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet media converter. The
new FlexPoint GX/T is the first unmanaged media converter that
supports Gigabit jumbo frames up to 10,000 bytes. As newer IP networks
move towards using Jumbo frames to reduce network overhead and to
reduce CPU utilization, the FlexPoint GX/T provides unmatched
performance and affordability for what previously was exclusive to
expensive Ethernet equipment. The FlexPoint GX/T is also the first
unmanaged Gigabit media converter that supports both 100BASE-FX and
1000BASE-X Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers, providing
deployment flexibility by adding interoperability to Fast Ethernet
fiber equipment.

   "The new FlexPoint GX/T media converter can be deployed across a
broad range of applications and is suitable for enterprise, utility,
municipal, education and military applications," said Doug Baar,
Omnitron's vice president of Engineering. "Depending on the SFP
transceiver installed, the FlexPoint GX/T supports multimode,
single-Mode, single-mode single fiber, and CWDM wavelengths, making it
ideal for a wide range of Ethernet deployments."

   A variety of testing and fault detection tools are provided for
easy installation and troubleshooting. The GX/T supports Port
Loop-Back, IEEE defined Far-End-Fault (802.3u for 100BASE-FX link) and
Link Fault bit (802.3u for Auto-Negotiation) as Remote Fault
indicators. The FlexPoint GX/T generates signals when it detects a
link fault, and reports detection (receiving) of these signals by
displaying status on the LED. Through user DIP-switch configuration,
the detection of these signals can also be propagated to the other
port on the GX/T as a means of notifying connected end-devices of the
link fault. The new media converter supports a commercial operational
temperature range of 0 to 50 degree C, a wide temperature range of -40
to 60 degree C, and an extreme temperature range of -40 to 75 degree

   For more information about the FlexPoint GX/T media converters
and/or carrier-grade Network Interface Devices, visit or stop by Omnitron's booth at NXTcomm,

   About Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc.

   Omnitron Systems Technology provides fiber optic access systems
for next-generation Ethernet networks, and enables the delivery of
managed optical Ethernet services into the existing infrastructure of
service provider access and enterprise networks. For product and
reseller information, contact the sales department at Omnitron Systems
by phone at 800-675-6410 or 949-250-6510, or by e-mail at Omnitron Systems is headquartered in
Irvine, California.

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