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Parallel Type A or B, Fiber Optic Extender

X-COM Systems

The FX-4P Fiber Optic Extender provides seamless and transparent interconnection of up to four Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS) Parallel Type A or B devices with other devices located up to 14 km away.

The fiber optic extender provides system managers with unprecedented design flexibility to interconnect remote equipment as if it were located in the same laboratory. It is designed to cost-effectively meet the unique needs of today's NTDS development, evaluation, and training environments.

  • Expandable - Links up to eight NTDS Type A or B devices in four independent two-channel groups
  • Extended Range - NTDS devices up to 14 km away can be connected via fiber optic cables
  • Versatile - Each two-channel group can be selected to be isolated, connected device-to-device locally, or linked via a fiber optic cable to a remote device
  • Diagnostics - Front-panel status indicators simplify operation and maintenance
  • Enables Remote Configurations - Equipment located in remote labs can be combined into new virtually co-located configurations
  • Easy to Use - Can be configured and monitored either using the front-panel display or via RS-232 using a PC or Master Switch Controller
  • Reliable- Patented signal processing algorithm and 100% signal regeneration ensures maximum data integrity in the demanding environments
product specifications:
Item No
Item Name
Fiber Optic Extender
MIL-STD-1397C Type A or B
Standard IEC 115 VAC
Front Panel, PC, or Master Switch Controller via RS-232
H x D x W 10.5" x 15.25 x 19" (6 RU - 19" rack mount)
20 lbs (approx.)