ComNet introduces distance-extending ethernet over UTP/COAX SFP

Product Profile

ComNet Europe Ltd of Leeds in the United Kingdom, a division of ComNet Communication Networks, a USA-based manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, is introducing a unique SFP (Small Form Factor Pluggable) device that can be used in any Ethernet device, and can extends distances over COAX or UTP cables to 3000 ft. The ComNet SFP-CL can be used in any Ethernet device that uses MSA-compliant SFPs for connectivity. Two different models are being announced, a 10Mbps and 100MBPS model. These SFP modules can be connected any ComNet CopperLine® device.

ComNet sees an application where existing COAX or UTP is being utilized for IP transmission. The CL-SFP simplifies installation by eliminating the need for additional Ethernet over Copper media converters by allowing direct connection to an Ethernet Switch.

According to Steve Clarke, ComNet Europe Managing Director, “We are seeing a increasing demand coming from the market to utilize existing copper media in IP networks. SFPs have been universally accepted for fiber optic connectivity, giving flexibility in the choice of fiber type, connector type and distance. Our innovative CopperLine® SFP-based Ethernet extender, the CLT-SFP, gives our customers flexibility, reduces complexity and now allows a direct Ethernet over copper connection to any switch.”

“With the extension of our CopperLine® series to now include a distance extending SFP for switches, ComNet continues to set the standard for providing product solutions,” said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing. “ComNet understands the level of support required to be successful as a company and our goal is to set the standard that all companies should be measured by in terms of innovative product and support,” Haight continued. 

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Technical Specification

Make ComNet
Manufacturer ComNet Europe Ltd.
Model code CL-SFP
Network Properties Interface: 100BaseFX
Physical Specifications Weight g: 30
Dimensions mm: 12 x 14 x 74
Electrical Specifications Power Consumption: 1 W
Environmental Specifications Operating Temp oC: -40 ~ +75 C (-40 ~ 167 F)
Operating Humidity %: 0 ~ 90
Additional info ComNet CL-SFP s a small form-factor pluggable Ethernet extender module that improves bandwidth and distance of existing copper networks. It helps avoid installation costs of new fiber lines on site by allowing full 100Mbps Ethernet bandwidth to be extended over 2-wire twisted pair or coaxial cable.
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