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Model TC3715  
10/100 Industrial Ethernet Fiber Optic Switch w/Optional Bandwidth Control

       6Tx + 2Fx Ports, 2-fiber strands


Features  Product or Application Questions (click here)

  • 6 Ethernet 10/100Base-T Auto-Sensing UTP Ports

  • 1 or 2 Fiber Optic 100Base-FX Ports

  • Optional 1-Fiber/WDM Version

  • Optional Rate Limiting on Each Port

  • Distances up to 80km

  • Multimode or Single Mode (1300/1550nm)

  • Full or Half-Duplex Operation

  • Industrial Hardened, -40C to 80C (optional)

  • Exceeds Pertinent NEMA & Caltrans Traffic Control Specifications

  • 19" Rack Mount or Standalone


Featuring distances up to 80km, the TC3715 10/100Base-T Industrial Ethernet Fiber Optic Switch provides a 100Base-FX port that combines Ethernet Switching and Fiber Optic technology to boost total network bandwidth.

The TC3715 offers one or two multimode (1300nm) or single mode (1300/1550nm) optical ports and six Ethernet 10/100Base-T Auto-Sensing switched ports. Each of these ports supports either 10Base-T or 100Base-T. A two-way "one fiber" single mode version is available. There are two optional versions (Model TC3715Q/Y) for extreme temperature applications (-20C to 70C, -40C to 80C).

Optional Bandwidth Control gives users, especially data service providers, the ability to control or limit bandwidth. Data rates for Bandwidth Control can be set at none, 128K, 256K, 512K, 1M, 2M, 4M, 8M, 16M, 32M and 64M. It can be managed through any Web Browser, Telnet or Serial Console. Password protection is provided.

Because it functions like an Ethernet bridge (connects multiple Ethernet segments to prevent unnecessary network traffic), it creates an efficient sub-divided switched LAN that provides full and transparent bandwidth for each segment.

The TC3715's modern switching technology eliminates the congestion problem inherent to the contention-oriented Ethernet CSMA/CD protocol. This improves predictable response times under heavy network loads. Previously, expensive routing technology was used to alleviate congestion from heavy traffic loads.

Power is 12VDC, optional 24Vdc, -48Vdc, 125Vdc, or 115/230VAC with an external power cube. Units are 19" rack mountable. Optical connectors can be SC, ST or FC.

TC3715 Specifications

Data Rates
10/100 Mbps (Auto-Sensing)
Bandwidth Control None, 128K, 256K, 512K, 1M, 2M, 4M, 8M, 16M, 32M and 64M
Interface 100Base-FX
Transmitter ELED, LASER
Receiver PIN Diode
Wavelength 1300nm Multimode
1310nm, 1550nm Single Mode
Fiber Optic Connectors ST, optional FC or SC
Loss Budget*
(1300nm, 1550nm)
Multimode (62.5/125m): 15dB
Single Mode (9/125m): 20dB
Switch/HUB/Bridge Ports 6 RJ-45 Female
Interface Ethernet 10/100Base-T
Bit Error Rate 1 in 10^9 or better
Visual Indicators
System Status Power, Status (10) 
Port Status (Each Port) 10/100, Act, Link, Tx, Rx, Speed
Dry Contact Normal OPEN
Standard 12VDC @ 500mA
Optional 24VDC, -48VDC, 125VDC or 115/230VAC (with external power cube)
Operating -10 to 50C
High Temp (Optional) -20 to 70C
Hardened (Optional) -40 to 80C
Storage -40 to 90C
Humidity 95% non-condensing
Physical (Standalone/Wall Mount Unit)
Height (3.53 cm) 1.4"
Width (18.14 cm) 7.1"
Depth (16.57 cm) 6.5"
Weight (544 gm) 1.2 lbs

Typical Application (Application Questions)

The TC3715 10/100 Ethernet Switch is a low cost and flexible bandwidth solution to efficiently handle the heavy traffic of local workgroups - reducing the need of expensive routers that usually cater to the network backbone.