POF USB adapter ULTIMODE POF-100USB connects any PC computer/laptop equipped with USB port to optical POF Plasic Optical Fiber 100Base-FX network.
- 1x USB port
- 1x 100 Mb/s OptoLock port
- maximum transmission distance: 100 m
- duplex transmission through two plastic optical fibers
- status LED
- easy installation
POF USB adapter ULTIMODE POF-100USB connects any PC computer/laptop equipped with USB port to optical POF Plasic Optical Fiber 100Base-FX network. This reliable network adapter is compatible with IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX 100Base-FX, IEEE 802.3ux Full Duplex standards. The installation and operation is very simple (Plug and Play). The computer starts automatic installation of the device just after it has been plugged in, without a need to reboot the system. The LED located on the device indicates the current operating status.
The network adapter uses OptoLock connector that allows for easy installation of plastic optical fibers without special tools. The procedure is safe due to operating parameters and the fact that the light (650 nm) is visible to the human eye. The maximum transmission distance is 100 m.
The decisive advantage of POF cables is their small size. The external diameter of one fiber is only 2.2 mm, which makes it easy to hide it behind skirting boards and pull through conduits. Plastic optical fibers can be installed by anyone - the installation is simpler and quicker than in the case of coaxial or twisted pair cables. All optical fibers are immune to electromagnetic interference and pulses.
ULTIMODE POF-100USB adapts any computer to POF network. POF networks are ideal for home, SOHO, and small office/business applications.
| 802.3u, 802.3ux
|OptoLock, 2.2 mm POF cable
|60 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
|5 V / 0.5 A (from USB port)
|64 x 32 x 20 mm
Simple and quick installation
Cut the POF cable to length as needed
Separate the two strands
Insert the fibers into dedicated
Press OptoLock to hold the fibers
|ULTIMODE Home System is a solution to create optical home networks (FITH - Fiber In The Home). Simple and safe installation of ULTIMODE POF equipment allows anyone to install and expand their optical networks.
- Electromagnetic neutrality and immunity to interference
POF cables, similarly to all optical fibers, are completely immune to electromagnetic interference and pulses, crosstalk etc. Looking the other way, they do not generate any interference. The electromagnetic neutrality allows for running the POF cables in common conduits, together with electric or telecommunications cabling.
- Immunity to power and lighting surges
As isolators, optical fibers do not carry any power or lightning surges, in opposite to the copper wiring. So, there is no need for any additional protection against lightning surges. It is especially important in the case of outdoor installations (overhead links between buildings, to IP intercoms etc).
- Small size and resistance to mechanical damage
The decisive advantage of POF cables is their small size. The external diameter of one fiber is only 2.2 mm, which makes it easy to hide it behind skirting boards and pull through conduits. The core of the fiber is made of PMMA ("acrylic glass"), which provides high strength, resistance to UV and visible light transparency. The cable jacket is made of PE (polyethylene), which is suitable for outdoor applications.
The speed and ease of installation is provided by OptoLock connectors. The user should only cut the POF cable(s) to length as needed (with a dedicated POF cutter), and simply insert the fibers to the ports. It eliminates the need to pay for specialized services, which is necessary in the case of optical glass fibers.