Ethernet

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Ethernet

Informatics A high speed LAN hardware standard for communicating among PCs, which can link up to 1024 nodes in a bus network. See Local area network, Packet swltching. Cf Fiber distributed data interface.
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The unit features a three-slot rack that allows the switch to be configured with up to 24 10/100Base-T RJ-45 ports or 12 100Base-FX ports with any mix of a variety of single-mode and multimode slide-in modules.
A MODULAR MEDIA CONVERTER for ethernet and Fast Ethernet networks, the MIL-341 x is a 2-port switch that converts 10/100Base-TX to 100Base-FX for extending network distances from about 1.
The fiber is owned by Moody and handles both Information Systems' 100Base-FX network and all of the building-management functions from the physical plant.
For example, in a Fast Ethernet environment, a 100BASE-TX to 100BASE-FX media converter connects a 100BASE-TX twisted pair device to a 100BASE-FX-compliant singlemode fiber port that has either a ST or SC fiber optic connector.
Fast Ethernet also supports fiber cabling with its 100Base-FX specification, but again products that meet the standard are not yet widely available.