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

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:

ModelPort 1Port 2
UMC200/SCUSB-A or -C100SX/SC
UMC200/STUSB-A or -C100SX/ST
UMC2000/SCUSB-A or -C1000SX/SC
UMC2000/LCUSB-A or -C1000SX/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.