The Axis Communications T8604 Media Converter Switch allows you to connect Axis video products to the network using standard network or fiber optic cables, thus lowering the cost of installing cameras over long distances.
Perfect for city surveillance, airports and other long distance installations, this converter switch is a DIN-mounted device that can convert an Ethernet signal to be used over optical fiber cable. Fiber optic connections are typically used in surveillance installations where lightning strikes are a threat or great connection distances are required. Surveillance integrators in the field can also connect installation monitors and laptops to this unit for camera maintenance and control.
The media converter switch can be connected in a daisy chain network. The maximum number of cameras that can be connected in the daisy chain depends on the generated bit rate per camera. The limitations are the 100 Mbit link between the camera and media converter switch and the 1,000 Mbit link between the media converter switches. The unit does not feature IGMP Snooping.
The media converter switch is compatible with all Axis network video products. An Axis camera/encoder can be connected to this Axis T8604 switch using an Ethernet cable, and data is provided to the network video product through the media converter switch. Two SFP slots give installers the flexibility to connect the cameras cost effectively to the network over long distances. The RJ 45 connectors can also be used for connection to complementary cameras or temporarily to a laptop to service the system locally.