Copper to Fiber


Unmanaged and Managed Fiber Media Converters
With a broad choice of full-featured Copper to Fiber Converters, Perle has the right Unmanaged or Managed Media Converter to meet the needs of your fiber integration project.
  • Convert 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet to Fiber Optic
  • Extend network distances up to 160km
  • SC, LC and ST fiber connector options
  • SX, FX, LX, EX, ZX, BX fiber support
  • Multimode and single mode fiber
  • Advanced Features : Link Pass-Through, Far-End Fault, Auto-MDIX, Fiber Fault Alert, Loopback
  • Manage via SNMP, CLI- Telnet/SSH, Internet Browser
  • PoE Media Converters provide PoE PSE power injection over UTP Ethernet
Perle has over 505 models of Managed and Unmanaged Media Converters to meet every fiber conversion need. To choose the best Perle Fiber Media Converter for your project, select the platform type or network topology you require.

Platform Type
Topology Type

Ethernet To Fiber

Learn about the benefits of using a fiber to ethernet converter and why some products on the market are not created equal. Find out how to select the best fiber to ethernet media converter for your next fiber project.

The quality of Media Converter that you choose will affect the uptime of your fiber to Ethernet network.

Choose a Fiber to Ethernet Media Converter that is made with robust and reliable components.

Perle Media Converters only use high-end components from leading chip manufacturers to ensure product reliability.

Almost all Media Converters that are commonly available on the market claim to have a feature called Link-Pass Through. However, in most products, this feature is poorly implemented and does not work properly. If you choose a low-end Media Converter, the end to end connection on your network will always appear as if it is up and running, even though the fiber connection may be broken or disconnected. The end devices, such as switches, continue to see the connection as healthy and never report a problem to an enterprise network management system. Your network will be down and you won’t know why or what to fix!

If you choose Perle you will get Media Converters with an onboard processor that continuously monitors the status of the links connected to its transceiver ports. These connections behave like real copper to copper connections. If there is a break or failure in the link, both end devices become aware and react accordingly. An application on a server or a switch can then take the appropriate action should a link fail. Read more about Perle’s implementation of Link-Pass Through for efficient troubleshooting and less on-site maintenance.

Choose a Fiber Media Converter that works with Cisco.
Perle Media Converters are compatible with Cisco switches and routers. As key components in the reliability and stability of your network, you need dependable Media Converters from a source you can trust.

Choose a Fiber Optic Media Converter with high MTBF rates.

Most Media Converter manufacturers do not publish (or make very difficult to find) their MTBF’s. Perle is proud of the reliability of all our Media Converters. The high MTBF rates can be found on the Hardware Specs for each Perle Media Converter.

Choose a Fiber Converter manufacturer with technical engineers you can speak to before you purchase. Make sure you choose the right product.

If you need a technical consultation (by phone or email) to help you choose the best Media Converter for your application, Perle is easy to reach. We have sales and technical support staff around the globe to support you when you need it.

Choose a Fiber to Ethernet Media Converter manufacturer that will give you post-sales technical support if you need help.

Perle Media Converters are extremely easy to install and configure. But, if you do get stuck, Perle will not abandon you. Our world-wide Technical Support staff can assist you with any post sales support you might need.
Choose a manufacturer that has such high confidence in their Fiber Media Converters, that they guarantee them with a Lifetime Warranty.

Perle is so confident in the quality of our Media Converters we give you a Lifetime Warranty. How is that for peace of mind?

Choose an experienced manufacturer that you can trust.
Perle has been providing reliable device connectivity solutions since 1976. That’s over 30 years of experience that businesses around the globe have come to trust to deliver superior connectivity technology for mission critical applications.

Network uptime is vitally important to your success. Choose quality products. Choose Perle. Your fiber to Ethernet network will thank you. So will your boss!

Perle also offers a broad selection of Fiber-Fiber Converters to enable the extension of multimode to single mode or multimode to multimode fiber connections to distances up to 160km.