Now you can really break the distance barrier of Ethernet based Local
Area Networks. The addition of a pair of Model 374's along with a pair
of switching hubs allows your LAN to be extended to a distance of 14KM
(over 9 miles). LAN's can be spread to other buildings and facilities.
When this is attempted with twisted pairs and repeaters there is usually
concern with electrical interference from other equipment, ground loops,
surges and lightning which may strike in the vicinity of the cable link.
These potential problems all disappear with the Model 374 LAN-Spreader
since the connection between the server and workstations is single mode
fiber optic cable which is impervious to all of these disturbances.
The signals of the 10Base-T port are converted to optical signals and
driven over fiber cables. A group of five LED's provide indication of
Fiber Optic Link Monitor, Twisted-Pair Link Monitor, Collision, Traffic
and Power. An SQE switch ensures compatibility with both old and new
Ethernet adapters by allowing the user to enable or disable the SQE