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StarTech USB 2.0 to Fiber Optic Converter for Laptops - Open SFP

Item No:
263704
MPN:
US100A20SFP
$273.87
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Connect to a 100Mbps Ethernet network through your laptop’s USB-A port using the 100Mbps SFP of your choice - USB 2.0 to 100Mbps Network Adapter - Open SFP

This USB to fiber-optic converter lets you utilize the USB 2.0 (Type-A) port on your laptop or tablet to provide a secure fiber network connection. Windows® and Mac compatible, the network adapter provides a 100Mbps Ethernet optical network connection for portable laptops or tablets, or systems without expansion slots.

A flexible solution with an open SFP slot

The open SFP slot enables you to use your preferred SFP transceiver module to meet your networking needs - use an SFP with your desired wavelength, distance, connection type to achieve an efficient network solution. (SFP sold separately.)

Secure fiber-to-the-desk connectivity

This USB to fiber converter provides reliable connectivity while protecting your network from problems with electronic interference - a common issue with RJ45 networks. Fiber-to-the-desk connectivity (FTTD) maximizes network security, reducing the risk of data leaks of sensitive information, without compromising network speed and reliability.

Easy portability

Compact and portable, this USB 2.0 to fiber-optic converter is powered directly from the USB port, making it easy to connect when you’re on the go.

Plug and play

Get up and running quickly. The USB to fiber-optic converter supports certified drivers for Windows, Mac and Linux®. When you plug the adapter into a USB port, you simply install the drivers and the adapter is ready to transmit over a fiber network.

The US100A20SFP is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Connector(s)
Connector Type(s)USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
External PortsSFP Slot Female
Environmental
Humidity5% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 60°C (32° ~ 140°F)
Storage Temperature-10° ~ 70°C (14° ~ 158°F)
Hardware
Bus TypeUSB 2.0
Chipset IDASIX Electronics - AX88772C
InterfaceFiber Ethernet
Ports1
Indicators
LED IndicatorsLink/Activity
Power
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight120 g [4.2 oz]
Performance
Compatible Networks100 Mbps
Full Duplex SupportYes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate100 Mbps
Promiscuous ModeYes
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length195 mm [7.7 in]
ColorBlack
Enclosure TypePlastic
Product Height20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length260 mm [10.2 in]
Product Weight100 g [3.5 oz]
Product Width55 mm [2.2 in]
Power
Power SourceUSB-Powered
Software
OS CompatibilityWindows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows® Server 2008, 2012, 2106
macOS 10.9 - 10.13
Linux® kernel 3.5 to 4.11.x, LTS versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
NoteFiber data transfer speeds and distances are dependent on the SFP used (sold separately)
System and Cable Requirements100Mbps SFP transceiver with your desired network connection
USB-enabled computer with an available USB 2.0 port
What's in the Box
Included in Packagenetwork adapter
quick-start guide

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity technology The technology that enables connectivity of the device, e.g. wired or wireless.
Wired
Host interface Interface that enables a host controller to communicate with a driver.
USB
Interface Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
Fiber
Fiber ports quantity The number of sockets (ports) for fibers (cables).
1
Fiber optic connector This terminates the end of an optical fiber, and enables quicker connection and disconnection than splicing. The connectors mechanically couple and align the cores of fibers so light can pass. Better connectors lose very little light due to reflection or misalignment of the fibers. In all there have been about 100 types of optic fiber connectors produced.
SFP
USB version Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the interface used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. Every new version - for example 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 - is much faster than the previous one.
2.0

Network

Maximum data transfer rate The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
100 Mbit/s
Wake-on-LAN ready
Full duplex A full-duplex system allows communication in both directions, and unlike half-duplex, allows this to happen simultaneously.

Design

Product colour The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Black
Internal The product is built in.
Chipset Set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals. It is usually found in the motherboard of a computer. Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.
ASIX Electronics - AX88772C
Plug and Play Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
LED indicators
Activity,Link,Power
RoHS compliance The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electrical and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant product is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). PBB and PBDE are flame retardants used in several plastics. For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials. Any RoHS compliant component must have 100 ppm or less of mercury and the mercury must not have been intentionally added to the component. In the EU, some military and medical equipment are exempt from RoHS compliance.
Certification
CE, FCC, REACH

Power

USB powered The device can be powered via a USB connection.

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 60 °C
Storage temperature (T-T) The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-10 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 90%

Packaging content

Quick installation guide

System requirements

Windows operating systems supported Windows vesions wich can be used with the device.
Windows 10,Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 IOT Core,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64,Windows 8.1,Windows 8.1 Enterprise,Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64,Windows 8.1 Pro,Windows 8.1 Pro x64,Windows 8.1 x64
Mac operating systems supported Mac operating systems e.g. OS X can be used with the device.
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra,Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Linux operating systems supported 8 RT. Linux (9.4, 9.5), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (supported with a pre-built package); SUSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1, 11.2), Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0, 11.0, 11, 12, 12.0), Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04), Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3)
Server operating systems supported
Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2016

Weight & dimensions

Width The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
140 mm
Depth The distance from the front to the back of something.
167 mm
Height The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
20 mm
Weight Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
106 g

Packaging data

Package width The distance from one side of the packaging to the other.
50 mm
Package depth The distance from the front to the back of the packaging.
267 mm
Package height The distance from the top to the bottom of the packaging.
30 mm

Other features

Housing material What the casing of the product is made of.
Plastic
Cable length How long the cable is.
0.195 m
Specifications
SKU 263704
MPN US100A20SFP
Brand Startech
Product Condition Brand New/Unused
Adapter Type USB Adapter