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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.

With a portfolio of products and technologies providing IoT and SDN-enabled solutions for enterprise, government, education and critical infrastructure customers, Allied Telesis is the smarter choice. Its Envigilant™ managed services division delivers customized, state-of-the-art IoT solutions at the edge, empowering innovation, improving process agility and helping build a competitive advantage for customers globally.

We are committed to providing our customers with solutions designed and built to the highest standards and quality. Our manufacturing conforms to ISO 9001 standards and all of our facilities adhere to the strict ISO 14001 standard to ensure a healthier planet.

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