STRIDE Fiber Optic Ethernet Switches and Media Converters
STRIDE is the AutomationDirect line of industrial-grade unmanaged Ethernet Switches and Media Converters. The STRIDE Ethernet switch lineup offers several models that support ST or SC type Multimode Fiber Optic connections.
Fiber optic communication offers a number of benefits:
Fiber optic cables are immune to electrical and magnetic interference. Fiber optics cannot be damaged by voltage transients.
With fiber optics, you will never spend time tracking down a communication problem caused by electrical interference.
Fiber optic cabling not only enhances reliability, it saves all the time you might have spent tracking down troublesome communications problems.
Network distance is greatly increased when using fiber optic cabling.
SC fiber optic connectors are now available. (In addition to the existing ST connector versions).