IMC Networks Adds New Ethernet Copper/Fiber Switch Modules to iMcV-Switch Line

IMC Networks, a leading manufacturer of low cost optical access and media conversion solutions for LAN, MAN, and FTTx applications, today announced three new Ethernet-based copper/fiber switch modules, expanding its iMcV-Switch family of products.

iMcV-Switch Modules

The IMC iMcV-Switch family now offers four flexible product options (including the iMcV-Switch TX/5, announced 12/10/09) that include a combination of copper and fiber Ethernet ports. Meeting the demands of customers’ industrial networking requirements, the new iMcV-Switch products provide greater flexibility for deployment in long distance ranges of up to 80 kilometers. One key feature includes Priority Queuing, whereby all frames with high priority will egress the port ahead of low priority frames at a 10:1 ratio. To prevent data loss, the modules have a built-in overflow feature called Flow Control. Additionally, the iMcV-Switch is supported by IMC Networks’ GUI-based iView2 to easily view the status of the switch.

“In response to customer demand, we’re pleased to offer these new additions to our line”, said Raul Martinez, Product Marketing Manager at IMC Networks.“With integrated fiber ports, the iMcV-Switch is ideal for a variety of applications such as VoIP, video or data transmission over Ethernet.”

When installed in an IMC Networks iMediaChassis, the iMcV-Switch can cascade to multiple units making it expandable to as many as ports as needed or can be used as a single unit switch when installed in a MediaChassis. The iMcV-Switch modules are now available with TX and SFP, SC and ST fiber connectors in single and multi-mode configurations. The products support 1000 MAC address learning and aging; half or full-duplex and are transparent to VLAN tagging.

  • iMcV-Switch TX/4 + SFP includes a fiber channel supporting single-mode or multi-mode, single-strand or CWDM fiber
  • iMcV-Switch TX/3 + 2SFPs offers similar functionality plus an additional fiber channel
  • iMcV-Switch TX/3 + FX includes a fixed fiber optic channel (ST or SC connector) supporting multi-mode, single-mode or single-strand fiber


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