Advantech EKI-2541S is designed to convert Ethernet networks to fiber networks by transparently converting Ethernet signals to optic signals. The advantages of fiber optics are wide bandwidth, EMI immunity and long-distance transmissions.Therefore, EKI-2541S is an ideal solution for “fiber to building” applications at central offices or local sites. EKI-2541S supports MDI/MDIX auto detection, so you don’t need to use crossover wires. Furthermore, the EKI-2541S can work normally from -10 ~ 60° C and accepts a wide voltage range from +12 ~ 48 VDC. Besides, it also provides 3,000 VDC surge (EFT) protection against over-voltage, so it is suitable for harsh operating environments. EKI-2541S is an enhanced Ethernet to fiber-optic converter. Aside from its standard features, the versatile EKI-2541S also has the LFP (Link Fault Pass-through) feature. When one side of the link fails, the other side continues transmitting packets, and waiting for a response that never arrives from the disconnected side. Use the internal jumper to enable the LFP function, then EKI-2541S will force the link to shut down as soon as noticed that the other link has failed, giving the application software a chance to react to the situation.