Do you know what establishes the link between IT networks? MEDIA CONVERTERS do. These small devices use transceivers to connect networks with different signal types, data rates, connectors, or cabling types. Media converters take different devices and integrate them into a single network.
Media converters convert light waves into electrical impulses and the other way around and are an important part of any standing network. There are multiple types of converter for about every network that exist out there.
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Full rewires of buildings are not practical, nor cost-effective.
According to the cabling industry experts, it takes up to 10 years to replace old wiring in a building. Financial priorities are equally important. It’s not feasible to unify networking devices to ALL-FIBER compatibility or ALL-COPPER compatibility over an entire campus or residential complex. (Planet Tech USA).