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Upper Lake, CA, United States, 2012/12/03 - ElectroniCast’s market research for media converters indicate that network operators and administrators are turning to media converters with increasing frequency--and that this trend will continue well into the future.
ElectroniCast Consultants, a leader in fiber optic market research, announced the release of a new market analysis of the worldwide use of Media Converters in Private Data Communications. Media converters offer a relatively inexpensive alternative to repeaters. They do not retime the signal or add the signal propagation delays like full repeaters, so they do not increase the number of repeaters to existing networks.
For the purposes of this study, ElectroniCast classifies the media converter as a device that connects different communication transmission media, for example, from copper to/from optical fiber and multimode optical fiber to singlemode optical fiber.
According to the ElectroniCast market research, there will continue to be a strong user demand for greater bandwidth and increased interconnectivity to the desktop, throughout the buildings, campuses, from LAN-to-LAN and LAN extensions.
“Driven by broadband-intensive digital video and critical data transfers, which are the type of data crossing communication devices, copper-based interconnect typically lack in serving the bandwidth requirements. For computer and storage-intensive applications such as data centers, the integration of optical interfaces is forecast to push the market demand for copper-to-fiber optic, as well as converter different types of optical fiber (fiber-to-fiber) media conversion,” said Stephen Montgomery, president of ElectroniCast Consultants.
ElectroniCast’s market research for media converters indicate that network operators and administrators are turning to media converters with increasing frequency--and that this trend will continue well into the future. The demand for media converters, of course, derives from the need to use different kinds of cabling in the same application. The requirements of each network will determine whether multiple cable types are necessary--and, in turn, which media converters might play a role.
This year (2012), the American region (North, Central and South America), is projected to lead in relative market share with 48 percent of the worldwide consumption value. The APAC region is forecast to capture the leadership position in relative market share, later in the forecast period.