Selecting Fiber Media Converters
When it is necessary to transfer data over long distances between devices (or switches), you can use optical fiber cables. To connect copper wire cables to optical fiber cables, you need a media converter that supports 1000BASE-T.
To connect an optical fiber cable to a switch, we recommend that you install a module such as a GBIC or SFP (mini-GBIC) in the switch instead of using a stand-alone media converter. Also, we recommend that you use a cut-through media converter rather than a store-and-forward converter. Using a store-and-forward converter will result in delays, so you will have to count the media converter as a switch when setting the Dante latency. Also, in a store-and-forward converter, unintended filtering may result in the blocking of necessary packets.