The OmniConverter G/M is a compact managed Ethernet gigabit fiber edge switch that features one or two Gigabit fiber ports and four or eight 10/100/1000 RJ-45 copper ports. The OmniConverter G/M enables network distance extension with fiber cabling. The OmniConverter G/M is a standard Layer 2 Ethernet switch that forwards frames to any port based on their MAC address. The OmniConverter G/M supports Directed Switch mode, which directs multicast traffic (such as video) only to the appropriate fiber port, preventing the multicast video traffic from flooding other network ports. Models with two fiber ports support redundant fiber uplinks for critical applications that require protection and sub 50ms restoration in the event of a fiber failure. The second fiber port may also be used to daisy-chain multiple Ethernet switches, or it may be used as another switch port. Models with two fiber ports also support Dual Device mode that enables the G/M to operate as two independent and isolated Ethernet switches. In Dual Device mode, the G/M provides separate and independent data traffic paths between the two fiber links and four or eight RJ-45 ports. The G/M modes of operation can be configured using easily accessible DIP-switches or using Web, Telnet, SSH or Serial Console management interfaces. The G/M supports in-band and out-of-band management. In-band management is provided by accessing the module through any of the Ethernet RJ-45 or fiber ports and supports IP-based web, Telnet, SSH and SNMPv1/v2c management interfaces. Out-of-band management is provided by accessing the serial console port. Omnitron's NetOutlook SMNP software can be used for real-time alarm reporting and monitoring of each port. The OmniConverter G/M is available with fixed ST, SC, and LC connectors or Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceiver receptacles. Fiber ports support multimode or single-mode and dual fiber or single-fiber with distances up to 140 km. SFP models support a variety of distances in standard and CWDM wavelengths. The compact OmniConverter Ethernet switches can be wall mounted or DIN-rail mounted using an optional DIN-rail mounting clip. They are available with 2- Pin DC Terminal and AC to DC 100 - 240VAC power adapters.