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Allied Telesis Announces UMC Series of Easily Adaptable Fast Ethernet and Gigabit USB Media Converters

With both USB-C and USB-A cables included with each unit, the new UMC small form-factor media converters deliver fiber connectivity solutions for newer laptops and PCs, and are backwards-compatible with older devices.

SAN JOSE, CA – August 3, 2017 - Allied Telesis, a leading provider of hardware and software products that allow customers to build secure, feature-rich and scalable data exchange solutions, has launched the Allied Telesis UMC200 and UMC2000 USB-to-fiber media converters. With today’s laptop, notebook and tablet designs offering fewer port and connectivity options, attaching these devices directly to fiber networks can present a problem—older USB-A-equipped media converters will not be compatible with new, USB-C-equipped devices.

A simple solution to this USB-to-fiber connectivity issue is to provide both USB-C and USB-A connections within media converters, thus providing both modern connectivity and compatibility with older equipment.

The UMC200/2000 Series offers four converter models, each of which can connect to a fiber segment using either a USB-A or USB-C port:

Model Port 1 Port 2
UMC200/SC USB-A or -C 100SX/SC
UMC200/ST USB-A or -C 100SX/ST
UMC2000/SC USB-A or -C 1000SX/SC
UMC2000/LC USB-A or -C 1000SX/LC

Each converter features one USB-C port, and one fiber-optic port with an SC, ST or LC connector. The USB-C port is connected to the device using either of the supplied USB-A or USB-C connector cables. Support for the long packet IEEE 802.1Q specification for Virtual LANs (VLANs) makes them perfect for today’s modern networks, where zero packet loss is required.

“For 30 years we’ve been developing smart, reliable and cost-effective solutions for everyday networking connectivity issues. Our new UMC series clearly demonstrates that we truly understand the needs of today’s network users,” said James Mustarde, Vice President of Marketing for Allied Telesis.

About Allied Telesis, Inc.

For nearly 30 years, Allied Telesis has been delivering reliable, intelligent connectivity for everything from enterprise organizations to complex, critical infrastructure projects around the globe.

In a world moving toward Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, networks must evolve rapidly to meet new challenges. Allied Telesis smart technologies, such as Autonomous Management Framework™ (AMF) and Enterprise SDN, ensure that network evolution can keep pace, and deliver efficient and secure solutions for people, organizations, and “things”—both now and into the future.

Allied Telesis is universally recognized for innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs. Visit us online at alliedtelesis.com.

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