Ethernet over POF for Industrial
Industrial environments represent a challenge for Ethernet networks, where EMI (electromagnetic interference) can be a concern, temperature range can be more extreme, and installation may be troublesome. These and many other factors may affect its physical implementation.
POF provides an alternative to copper and glass optical fiber for these cases, complemented by KDPOF technology. This combination is able to support Fast Ethernet (100 Mb/s <) links up to more than 150 meters (Long Reach Mode) and Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mb/s) over SI-POF using off-the-shelf red LEDs and connectors following the 802.3bv Ethernet standard.
It is a solution fully compatible with any upper protocol currently implemented over Ethernet, providing a seamless integration to existing systems. This translates into a true, effective capacity upgrade of existing industrial buses while maintaining the installed low cost POF infrastructure.