The Wall Plug Switch by casacom solutions AG is a high quality four port Gigabit Switch, which connects POF (platic optical fiber) with three copper standard 100/1000-Base-TX. The gigabit switch guarantees a transfer rate of 1Gigabit at a distance of 50m. From 50m, the bandwidth decreases continuously. This method is called ABR (adaptive bandwidth rate), which results in a distance of 70m about 700Mbit.
POF is increasingly more present the area of local area networks (LANs). If you want to get from the copper modem to the POF cable, so-called media converters come into play that physically convert the data signals from one medium to the other. Especially if network cables are to be retrofitted, existing conduits are often already equipped with e.g. Power or coax cable occupied. In such cases, the POF fiber, which is only 2.2 mm thick, can be laid parallel in already fully equipped empty conduits - without any problems. Unlike WLAN, the POF fiber ensures lossless data transmission over floors, even in densely populated areas. In addition to empty conduits, the POF network cable can also be easily laid under laminate, carpeting, small cavities or simply behind shelves. The assembly is extremely simple and requires no special tools or expert knowledge.…more