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Network Interface Cards
Short for Network Interface Card, a NIC is also commonly referred to as an Ethernet card and network adapter and is an expansion card that enables a computer to connect to a network. By utilising Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NIC), users can gain the benefits associated with deploying fibre optics within the LAN environment - including expanded bandwidth capacity and the increased data security associated with delivering fibre directly to the desktop.
Fibre to the Desktop (FTTD)
Fibre to the desktop is not only more secure than copper cabling; it can also generate higher signal quality while supporting higher speeds, and feature-rich applications. Sol Distribution can offer a complete portfolio of packetbased fibre NICs, Media Converters, and Switches that help reduce the cost of fibre integration. Many of these products have been used specifically for protecting against possible cable emission leaks in government agency infrastructures.
Fast Ethernet & Gigabit Ethernet NIC Cards
Fibre NICs allow for a simple integration when/wherever fibre can be found at the desktop. With Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet NICs—users will gain the benefits associated with deploying fibre optic cabling within the LAN environment. This includes expanded bandwidth capacity and the increased data security, that is associated with delivering fibre directly to the desktop.
With both standard and low profile form factors; driver support and PCI 2.2 plug-and-play capability; installation is a breeze in virtually any PC in your network. PCIe adapter network Interface cards enable users to maximize bandwidth and bus efficiency while lowering power consumption. In addition, PCMCIA cards and express cards provide a 100Base-FX fibre port for delivering fibre optic connectivity to any laptop. These cards are offered in a highperformance 32-bit CardBus version to match virtually any laptop PC and help save money by eliminating the need for a docking station and a fixed, fibre NIC.
NIC's work well in a new development, but they can be very time consuming in retro-fitting existing installations. As an alternative to installing a fibre optic network card (NIC) in every PC/workstation within an agency or organization-Media Converters can be a cost-effective alternative.
A Media Converter can range from a simple device that converts copper to fibre to a more advanced feature rich, managed device. These advanced features include: Last Gasp, Far End Fault (FEF), Link Pass Through (LPT), Transparent LPT, Autonegotiation, autocross (MDI/MDIX), and Automatic Link Restoration. Each of these feature sets are specifically designed to reduce implementation time and to identify faults in more intelligent devices with trapping capabilities or alarms.
PCI Powered Media Converters - Hybrid Solution
Deliver low cost, fibre optic connectivity directly to your desktop without replacing your existing copper NIC card. These full-featured PCI powered media converters are designed to install directly inside a workstation or file server and mount into any slot on a standard PCI. No configuration is required; making installation a breeze. Since power is drawn directly from the PCI slot, no additional power supply is needed.
SFP To The Desk
SFPs are small form factor, hot-pluggable transceivers which allow for a single piece of network equipment to be connected to a multitude of interfaces, protocols, and transmission media via the SFP port. SFPs offer a cost effective and flexible means to accommodate for network modifications and growth, while still using existing network devices.Transition Networks and MRV SFP modules are compatible with all Cisco & HP SFP-based routers and switches, and are also recognized by the Cisco IOS as a plug and play fibre module. All Transition and MRV SFPs are available in a range of speeds and distances.
Scorpion-USB™ USB 2.0 to 100Base-FX Ethernet Adapter
Create an EMI-secure data connection over fiber between a USB port on a PC or laptop and a 100Mbps Ethernet port on a switch. The Scorpion can be used in applications where wireless transmissions are not the preferred technology as this device allows the PC to connect to a fiber-based Ethernet network through its USB 2.0 interface, facilitating the sharing of files over the network, quickly and reliably. Designed specifically for laptop, notebook, and tablet PCs, running today’s most popular operating systems, and deployed in fiber-rich networking environments. Just plug the adapter into the USB port, install the driver, and the connection is ready. The USB plug-and-play feature makes installation and set up very easy.
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- Transition Networks Government Brochure
- Transition Networks SFP Product Guide
- Transition Networks Fibre to the Desktop Installment Plan
Types of Network Interface Cards Stocked by Sol Distribution
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