SPH-16 SFP Patching Hub
Converting Ethernet copper ports to SFP sockets
SPH-16 Key points include:
Converts 16 Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet copper ports to SFP sockets
Supports any third-party standard SFP device
Fully transparent Layer 1 wire-speed conversion eliminates store and forward delays
Provides fault propagation to LAN link
Supports SNMP management to interface with I2C parameters of standard SFP
Converting Ethernet devices copper ports to SFP sockets. The SPH-16 is a simple, smart and powerful
patching hub that converts Ethernet copper ports to SFP sockets. The RAD SPH-16 can connect to any RJ-45
compatible switch and supports RADs System on an SFP family of products, MiRICi and MiTOP.
The SPH-16 also supports standard SFP devices from any other vendor.
SPH-16 can also be used as an Ethernet copper-to-fiber converter, with various fiber optic media, to extend the distance
of Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet networks. The RAD SPH-16 supports hot-swappable SFPs
working at 100 Mbps and 1000 Mbps, as well as Ethernet copper ports working at 100 Mbps and 1000 Mbps. It also supports
hot-swappable AC and DC power supplies. Auto-discovery of Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) or Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps) is
SPH-16 provides a flexible lower-cost alternative to being locked into purchasing
expensive dedicated SFPs.
SPH-16 FAULT PROPAGATION
If a failure is detected on the SFP port, the fault propagation mechanism deactivates
the Ethernet copper port.
The SPH-16 ports can be used for any combination of 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps fiber optic SFPs and the RAD products
MiRICi and MiTOP.
MANAGEMENT OF SPH-16
The unit can be managed via:
ASCII terminal, for configuration and status
PC running a WEB browser
SNMP-based network management station.
SPH-16 supports the following security protocols, to provide a high level of communication security:
SSL for Web-based management
SSH for Secure Shell communication.
Comprehensive diagnostic capabilities include real-time major and minor alarms to alert the user to fault conditions.
POWER SUPPLY REDUNDANCY
The RAD SPH-16 offers the option of redundant power supplies, increasing reliability.
The unit is supplied in a compact 19-inch 1U high enclosure.
SPH-16 data sheet (pdf)