Ethernet over POF for Industrial

Speeding up Industrial Networks

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. [/av_textblock] [/av_one_third][av_one_third min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' row_boxshadow='' row_boxshadow_color='' row_boxshadow_width='10' custom_margin='' margin='0px' mobile_breaking='' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' padding='0px' column_boxshadow='' column_boxshadow_color='' column_boxshadow_width='10' background='bg_color' background_color='' background_gradient_color1='' background_gradient_color2='' background_gradient_direction='vertical' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' highlight='' highlight_size='' animation='' link='' linktarget='' link_hover='' title_attr='' alt_attr='' mobile_display='' id='' custom_class='' aria_label='' av_uid='av-8xcri'] [av_textblock size='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' font_color='' color='' id='' custom_class='' av_uid='av-brvcm' admin_preview_bg=''] 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. [/av_textblock] [/av_one_third] [/av_section] [av_section min_height='' min_height_pc='25' min_height_px='500px' padding='default' shadow='no-border-styling' bottom_border='no-border-styling' bottom_border_diagonal_color='#333333' bottom_border_diagonal_direction='' bottom_border_style='' custom_margin='0px' custom_margin_sync='true' custom_arrow_bg='' id='industrial-pof-advantages' color='main_color' background='bg_color' custom_bg='' background_gradient_color1='' background_gradient_color2='' background_gradient_direction='vertical' src='' attachment='' attachment_size='' attach='scroll' position='top left' repeat='no-repeat' video='' video_ratio='16:9' overlay_opacity='0.5' overlay_color='' overlay_pattern='' overlay_custom_pattern='' av_element_hidden_in_editor='0' av_uid='av-k98cnv0e' custom_class=''] [av_one_full first min_height='' vertical_alignment='' space='' custom_margin='' margin='0px' row_boxshadow='' row_boxshadow_color='' row_boxshadow_width='10' link='' linktarget='' link_hover='' title_attr='' alt_attr='' padding='0px' highlight='' highlight_size='' border='' border_color='' radius='0px' column_boxshadow='' column_boxshadow_color='' column_boxshadow_width='10' background='bg_color' background_color='' background_gradient_color1='' background_gradient_color2='' background_gradient_direction='vertical' src='' background_position='top left' background_repeat='no-repeat' animation='' mobile_breaking='' mobile_display='' av_uid='av-pz0l2'] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' av_uid='av-k98cs6w9' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg='']

Advantages of POF in Industrial Environments

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POF in industrial networks
  • Immunity to electrically noisy environments
    Being optical, POF is a solution for industrial environments where electrical noise can be an issue for copper-based communications.
  • Easy layout reusing electrical conduits
    Not being a conductor and immune to electrical noise, POF can be laid where powerline lines are to facilitate installation.
  • Connectored and Connector-less
    Cabling can be terminated in the field with easy connectorization or can be pre-connectorized.
  • Multiple line bundles with signal integrity
    Crosstalk does not exist so running lines in parallel is not a concern.
  • Easy layout in harsh environments/moving parts
    Due to its nature and mechanical robustness, POF can be installed under water, in chemically hazardous places, in highly vibrating systems, in high temperature and low temperature environments, etc.
  • Communication channel with galvanic isolation
    While providing connectivity, it also isolates systems, which is ideal for controlling electrical and battery systems.