GAO Tek’s 16-slot media converter chassis are devices that can accommodate up to 16 individual media converter modules within a single unit. Each slot in the chassis is designed to hold a media converter module, which allows for the conversion of different types of network media, such as copper and fiber optic cables. It accepts 16 media converter cards within a rack-mountable chassis which is supplied with unified power.

GAO’s 16-slot media converter chassis are composed of chassis enclosure, power and status indicators, power supply, backplane, media converter slots, ethernet port, and cooling system.

GAOTek 16 Slot Media Converter Chassis

SKU: C0340002tek
This 16 slot media converter chassis is used with card-type media converters.

GAO's 16-slot media converter chassis have the following functions:

  • Modular Expansion: Our chassis allows for the installation of multiple media converter modules, providing flexibility and scalability in network deployments. It allows for easy expansion or reconfiguration of media converter connections as network requirements change.
  • Centralized Management: With our 16-slot chassis, network administrators can manage and monitor multiple media converters from a single location. This simplifies network management tasks, reduces cable clutter, and facilitates troubleshooting and maintenance procedures.
  • Power Supply Consolidation: GAO’s media converter chassis features a centralized power supply unit that can power multiple media converter modules. This reduces the need for individual power sources for each media converter, streamlining power management and reducing clutter.
  • Improved Space Efficiency: By consolidating multiple media converters into a single chassis, the overall footprint of the network equipment is reduced. This is particularly beneficial in environments with limited rack space, as it allows for more efficient utilization of available space.
  • Enhanced Reliability: GAOTek’s 16-slot chassis comes with redundant power supplies and cooling systems, ensuring higher availability and minimizing the risk of downtime.
  • Simplified Connectivity: It typically provides front-panel or rear-panel ports for easy connectivity to the network infrastructure. It may also offer management interfaces, such as Ethernet ports or console ports, to facilitate configuration and monitoring.
  • Flexibility in Media Conversion: With GAO’s 16-slot chassis, various types of media converter modules can be installed, allowing for the conversion between different network media and interfaces, such as copper to fiber or different fiber types. This enables seamless integration of different network segments and facilitates network extension over longer distances.

GAO Tek's 16-slot media converter chassis are rugged, versatile, and precision measurement instruments. They comply with applicable industry standards such Ethernet II (DIX) Frame Format, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging, IEEE 802.1X Port-Based Network Access Control, and IEEE 802.3 at Power over Ethernet (PoE).

Our 16-slot media converter chassis help our customers comply with relevant U.S. government regulations such as:

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Regulations

Our 16-slot media converter chassis help our clients in complying with relevant Canadian government regulations such as:

  • Radio Standards Specifications (RSS)
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations (EMCR)
  • Radiocommunication Act and Spectrum Management Regulations
  • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Regulations

Our 16-slot media converter chassis have the following applications:

  • Enterprise Networks: In large-scale enterprise networks, GAO’s 16-slot media converter chassis can be used to consolidate and manage media converters across different departments or network segments. It simplifies connectivity, facilitates network expansion, and improves the overall manageability of the network.
  • Data Centers: Our 16-slot media converter chassis provides a centralized platform for housing media converters, allowing for efficient connectivity and management of various network interfaces within the data center environment.
  • Telecommunications: Telecommunication service providers can utilize our 16-slot media converter chassis to convert and extend network connections over different media types. It enables the integration of fiber and copper networks, allowing for seamless transmission of voice, data, and video signals.
  • Industrial Environments: Our 16-slot media converter chassis can be deployed in industrial settings to bridge the gap between different network interfaces, such as fiber to copper conversion or supporting different fiber types. This enables reliable communication and connectivity between industrial devices and control systems.
  • Campus Networks: Educational institutions or corporate campuses with extensive network infrastructure can benefit from our 16-slot media converter chassis to streamline media conversion and connectivity. It allows for easy integration of various network media and interfaces, ensuring efficient communication across different buildings or departments.
  • ISP and Service Provider Networks: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and service providers can utilize our 16-slot media converter chassis to enable media conversion and connectivity in their networks.

GAO Tek's 16-slot media converter chassis can be shipped overnight within the continental U.S. and Canada, and can be shipped globally.