The current standard USB connector is USB Type-A. Even as the world has moved from USB 1 to USB 2 and on to modern USB 3 devices, that connector has stayed the same. Since it only plugs in one way, it has always been necessary to make sure it is correctly oriented before plugging in. However, with USB-C, both ends of the cable are the same, allowing for reversible plug orientation. It can also be plugged in upside down as it will function both ways. The time of differently-shaped connectors for differently-sized devices is coming to a close. USB Type-C is a new connector standard, and it is very small-about one third the size of the old USB Type-A plug. The UMC200/2000 series comes with two types of USB cables, allowing for use with older USB-A and the new USB-C products. Extended network UMC200/2000 Series converters are ideal for extending a fast Ethernet or Gigabit network. The series is designed to be a mobile system to extend the distance of a network by utilizing a USB-A or USB-C port with connectivity to fiber-optic cabling. The UMC200/2000 series features a USB (Type A or C) port and a fiber-optic port with either an SC, ST or LC connector, depending on the model. VLAN support Many new backbone switch products now support the industry-standard IEEE 802.1Q specification for Virtual LANs (VLANs), which send extra-long data packets on the network. Some media converters don't support this feature and discard extra-long packets-but UMC200/2000 converters are fully compatible with these long packets, making them the perfect solution for today's modern networks. Small and flexible The small size and external power of the UMC200/2000 Series allows them to be used almost anywhere.