Interest in fibre is growing fast given the advantages of high data speeds and immunity to EMI. Fibre-optic network backbones are now quick, and simple to install and to upgrade. Hence, Tiny Green has responded by launching its FACE fibre optic module. It allows Tiny Green’s PC fanless machine to be connected directly to a fibre backbone, giving it full access to the fastest data connectivity available.

The FM-OPLN fibre-optic FACE Module is compatible with the company’s Intel-based Intense PC 2 i5 and Intense PC 2 i7. It incorporates dual SFP+ optical fibre sockets providing LAN 10/100/1000BASE-X Ethernet connectivity that is compliant with the IEEE 802.3z standard. It also features two additional USB2.0 downstream ports, and supports both Windows and Linux operating systems.

This is an addition to a range of FACE modules that includes the PoE FACE module, allowing fanless PCs to power up to four peripherals. The FM-POE FACE module offers 48V 802.3af standard POE so the peripherals can be located up to 100m from the PC. Other modules offer USB 3.0 ports, additional 4 LAN ports, serial ports PCI Express interfaces, video capture and other facilities.

 
Embedded content: https://youtu.be/6Ic0_Zf9UfM Tiny Green's FACE module allows the company's PC fanless machine to be connected directly to a fibre backbone, giving it full access to the performance of this connectivity.  

First published by EDN Europe.