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E1 G.703 (BNC/RJ45) to 30km Singlemode Fiber Converter

The Metrodata FC1100 product provides a high performance solution for extending and interconnecting voice and data communication infrastructures using singlemode fiber optic cabling. European E1 2Mbps G.703/G.704 and North American T1 1.544Mbps standards are both supported. This is an alternative product for the Probot 3005 E1 Fibre Modem.

E1/T1 over Singlemode Short Haul Fibre Converter

  • Voice or data trunk extension or trunk connection over fibre
  • DPNSS, Primary Rate ISDN-30 DASS and ISDN30e QSIG PBX trunk protocols supported
  • Unchannelised and Fractional E1 router data also supported
  • T1 PBX and T1 router data also supported
  • Payload, voice and data protocols and PBX signalling get passed through transparently
  • Must be used in pairs
  • E1 or T1 selection via a switch
  • BNC and RJ45 switch selectable E1 connections
  • Minimal configuration of unit needed
  • Easy to install & maintain
  • Integral auto-sensing power supply (100-250V AC or -40V DC versions)
  • 12-24V DC power supply available on request
  • External alarm relay port
  • Compact modem style unit, built to European standards
  • Rack mounting kits for 2 or 18 units available
  • Alternate product for Probot 3005
FC1100 as an E1/T1 G.703/G.704 to singlemode fiber converter
FC1100 as an E1/T1 G.703/G.704 to singlemode fiber converter

With the need to extend, or interconnect, communication infrastructures over greater distances, and the cost of fiber falling dramatically, the Metrodata FC1X00 Fibre Converter product range provides a cost effective solution for the extension of E1 (2.048Mbps) or T1 (1.544Mbps) services.

There are three models in the range:

  • FC1000: E1 2Mbps G.703 or T1 1.5Mbps over multimode fiber up to 5km
  • FC1100: E1 2Mbps G.703 or T1 1.5Mbps over singlemode fiber up to 30km
  • FC1200: E1 2Mbps G.703 or T1 1.5Mbps over singlemode fiber up to 70km

Using fiber optics the FC1100 extends the operating distance of an E1/T1 G.703 interface whether on a router, PBX or similar equipment over singlemode fiber. The FC1100 is totally transparent to both payload and protocol and as such will support unframed or framed data such as E1 G.704, ISDN PRI, T1 ESF, 23B+D, ISDN-30.

The maximum operating distance of the FC1100 is 30km, although specific installations may only operate over lower distances due to the variations in losses of different types of fiber cable, the use of connecting fiber cables, or patch panels. When operating over 50% of the maximum distances it is advisable to calculate all fiber optic connector and cable losses and compare these with the fiber optic loss budget specified for this product.

The standard FC1100 is supplied with SC fiber connectors and operates at a nominal wavelength of 1300nm. Other wavelengths are available on request, e.g. 850nm, 1550nm, 1550/1300 WDM. Other connector options are also available on request, e.g. ST, FC.

The FC1100 E1 G.703 connection is configurable between twin BNC coaxial connectors or a single RJ45. The G.703 interface supports direct connection to equipment such as Routers or PBXs, however a cross-over cable must be used to connect to an NTU.

The FC1100 has an integral mains or 40 volt power supply, and can be desktop or rack-mounted. The FC1100 can easily be rack mounted in either a 1U two unit rack mount kit, a 6U eighteen unit rack mount kit.

The FC1100 is also available in a card based format for use with the 4U 12-slot MetroCONNECT managed chassis.

The FC1100 is part of a range of fiber conversion products from Metrodata. The wider product range offers fiber conversion solutions ranging from 300 baud RS-232, via Nx64kbps rates, through 2Mbps and up to 155Mbps for electrical to fiber conversion; or 155Mbps, 622Mbps or Gigabit Ethernet for fiber mode or wavelength conversion.

PBX Applications Router Applications Satellite Applications
FC1100 PBX to PBX extension over singlemode fibre
FC1100 PBX to PBX extension over singlemode fiber

This application shows a pair of PBX systems connected over a singlemode fiber using a pair of FC1100 units. This singlemode fiber could be between buildings (e.g. across a business park), or across a city (e.g. over a rented fiber).

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FC1100 PBX to NTE extension over singlemode fiber

This application shows a PBX being remotely connected to an NTE over a singlemode fiber using a pair of FC1100 units. This singlemode fiber could be between buildings (e.g. across a business park), or across a city (e.g. over a rented fiber).

FC1100 router to router extension over singlemode fiber
FC1100 router to router extension over singlemode fiber

This application shows a pair of routers connected over a singlemode fiber using a pair of FC1100 units. This singlemode fiber could be between buildings (e.g. across a business park), or across a city (e.g. over a rented fiber).

FC1100: E1/T1 router to NTE extension over singlemode fiber
FC1100: E1/T1 router to NTE extension over singlemode fiber

This application shows an E1 router being remotely connected to an NTE over a singlemode fiber using a pair of FC1100 units. This singlemode fiber could be between buildings (e.g. across a business park), or across a city (e.g. over a rented fiber).

FC1100: E1/T1 router to satellite modem extension over singlemode fiber
FC1100: E1/T1 router to satellite modem extension over singlemode fiber

This application shows an E1 router being remotely connected to an E1 G.703 satellite modem over a singlemode fiber using a pair of FC1100 units. This singlemode fiber could be between buildings (e.g. across a business park), or across a city (e.g. over a rented fiber).

Line E1/T1 Electrical Interface
Port G.703, 75 ohm unbalanced, 120 ohm balanced, 100 ohm balanced
Interface BNC (75 ohm), RJ45 (120 ohm), RJ45 (100 ohm)
Line Coding HDB3
Bit Rate 2.048Mbps, 1.544Mbps +/- 50ppm
Barrier per EN41003
Cable Lengths RG59 = 600m, UR202 = 750m
Multimode Fiber Interface
Interface Dual SC Singlemode 8/125um
Wavelength 1300nm
Tx Power -8 to -15 dBm
Max Rx Power -8 dBm
Rx Sensitivity -8 to -31 dBm
Optical loss budget -15 - (-31) = 16 dB
Compliance & Approvals
Performance PD7024 (NTR4)
Safety EN41003, EN60950
EMC EMC EN55032
Environment
Temperature 0 - 45 deg C
Humidity 0 - 95% RH, non condensing
Pressure 86 - 106 KPA
Power Supply Options
-48 VDC -40V to -72V DC, 200 - 100 mA
AC Mains 100V - 250V AC, 50 - 400Hz, 60 - 25mA IEC connector
Power Consumption 4.5 watts approx when operating
Packaging
Type Modem, 1U high without feet, IP30C
Dimensions W x D x H (mm)
Rack mount 202 x 132 x 44 (without feet)
Tabletop 202 x 132 x 48 (with feet)
Order Code
Product
AC Mains DC Power
FC1100 E1/T1 to singlemode fiber converter 80-05-91880-21-918
2 unit rack mount kit80-05-25680-05-256
18 unit rack mount kit80-05-25080-05-255
MetroCONNECT FC1100 Module80-16-91880-16-918

Product variants with 12V to 24V DC operation are also available on request.

Product Downloads

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Datasheet
Manual
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Further Information

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