The OmniConverter G/Sx is an unmanaged compact 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/Sx enables network distance extension with fiber cabling. The OmniConverter G/Sx is a standard Layer 2 Ethernet switch that forwards frames to any port based on their MAC address. The OmniConverter G/Sx 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/Sx to operate as two independent and isolated Ethernet switches. In Dual Device mode, the G/Sx provides separate and independent data traffic paths between the two fiber links and four or eight RJ-45 ports. The G/Si modes of operation can be configured using easily accessible DIP-switches. Each DIP-switch function is labeled on the side of the OmniConverter for ease of identification and use. The OmniConverter G/Sx 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 G/Sx Ethernet switches can be wall mounted or DIN-rail mounted using an optional DIN-rail mounting clip. The OmniConverter Ethernet switch models are available with DC input power via terminal connectors or external 100 to 240V AC power adapters.