FlexPoint™ Gx

Gigabit Ethernet Copper-to-Fibre Media Converter

FlexPoint 232

The FlexPoint Gx is a 1000BASE-T copper to 1000BASE-SX/LX fiber media converter, offering reliable and cost-effective network connectivity and fibre extension.

It auto-negotiates with network devices for swift installations and features manual switches and LED indicators for easy legacy network integration.

The device includes an auto-sensing RJ-45 port that adapts to the duplex and pause modes of connected devices, with manual control over RJ-45 port operations. It also has a crossover switch for direct connection to workstations or switches.

Network flow control is managed through an auto-selected or manually chosen Pause function to alleviate network congestion.

The fiber port supports 850nm, 1310nm, or 1550nm wavelengths and SC, MT-RJ, or LC connectors. Multimode variants cover up to 550m, while single-mode variants reach up to 140km.

Selectable link modes enable quick identification and management of link faults, which can be communicated to managed devices or contained within a segment.

LED indicators provide diagnostic information to aid in network installation and maintenance, displaying power status, port activity, link status, and duplex mode.

FlexPoint modules can be wall-mounted, DIN-rail mounted, or rack-mounted in a 5-Module shelf or a 14-Module, power-redundant Powered Chassis.

Modules in the 5-Module shelf or standalone units can be powered via an external AC to DC power adapter or a 5VDC chassis connector. Standalone modules may also use an external DC power supply ranging from 18-60VDC. In a 14-Module power-redundant Powered Chassis, they can utilize various AC and DC power supplies.

FlexPoint media converters have a wide variety of power and mounting options, providing easy upgrade paths as network requirements grow and change.


  • 1000BASE-T copper to 1000BASE-X fibre media converter
  • Fibre port supports auto or manual negotiation
  • Fixed fibre port supports multimode and single-mode dual fibre with ST, SC, MT-RJ and LC connectors
  • Extends network distances up to 140km
  • RJ-45 port supports Full and Half-Duplex operation and auto MDI/MDI-X crossover
  • User-selectable or Auto-sensing Pause flow control
  • Supports most network interfaces with a wide variety of cable and connector types
  • User-selectable Link Modes for quick fault detection
  • Labelled status LEDs and switches for quick and easy installation
  • Wall-mount or rack-mount on a 5-Module shelf or in a 14-Module power-redundant FlexPoint Powered Chassis
  • Commercial (0 to +50°C) and wide (-40° to +60°C) temperature ranges
  • Plug and play installation with no software drivers
  • TAA, BAA and NDAA compliant, and Made in the USA
  • Peace-of-mind reliability backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support


 FlexPoint Gx
 1000BASE-T Copper to 1000BASE-X Fibre Media Converter
Standard Compliances
IEEE 802.3
Regulatory Compliances





FCC Class A


EnvironmentalRoHS, WEEE, REACH
Frame Size
Supports frame sizes up to 10K bytes
Port Types
1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
1000BASE-X (ST, SC, LC, MT-RJ)
Cable Types
EIA/TIA 568A/B, Cat 5 UTP and higher
Multimode: 50/125µm, 62.5/125µm
Single-mode: 9/125µm
AC Power Requirements
AC Adapter: 
100 – 240VAC/50 – 60Hz
0.04A @ 120VAC (typical)
DC Power Requirements
Voltage Range: 
Nominal Voltage: 
Nominal Power:  
Barrel Connector
6.0 to 15VDC
0.4A @ 9VDC
Molex Connector
4.75 to 5.25VDC
0.6A @ 5VDC
W x D x H
3.0″ x 4.0″ x 1.0″ (76.2 mm x 101.6 mm x 25.4 mm)
w/o AC Adapter: 
6 oz. (170.1 grams)
   0 to 50°C
-40 to 60°C
-40 to 80° C
 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
 -100m to 4,000m (operational)
MTBF (hrs)
w/o AC Adapter (-0): 
w/ AC Adapter (-1): 
w/ AC Adapter (-2): 
 Lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support


In this example of an enterprise campus application, FlexPoint Gx media converters are housed in a 14-Module Redundant Power chassis to facilitate high-density fibre distribution from UTP switch equipment at the Network Core. A UTP workgroup switch (A) is linked via fibre to a standalone FlexPoint Gx media converter. Another FlexPoint Gx is used to convert the fibre back to UTP in a fibre-to-desktop scenario (B). An Ethernet switch (C) is directly connected through fibre to the FlexPoint module at the Network Core. For all connections, either multimode or single-mode fibre may be utilized, with the capability to extend fibre links up to 80km using single-mode fibre.


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