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Firewire Extender via Fiber Optic Cable up to 1,000 meters

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Features & Applications

The XTENDEX?Firewire Optical Extender extends a firewire device up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) using multimode fiber optic cable. The local and remote units connect using multimode fiber optic cable.

  • Complies with 1394a and 1394b standards.
  • Works with 1394b at speeds of 400, 200 and 100 Mbps, and with 1394a at speeds of 400, 200 and 100 Mbps.
  • Extend a firewire device up to 500/1,000 meters (1,640/3,280 feet).
    • Using 50/125um cable, extend up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet).
    • Using 62.5/125um cable, extend up to 500 meters (1,640 feet).
    • Full duplex data rate up to 400Mbps (Optical)
    • Supports Plug-n-Play specifications.
    • Pure hardware design, no software or drivers required.
  • The Firewire Optical Extender is the ideal solution for a wide range of applications. Examples include:
  • A/V Broadcasting and Editing (printers, scanners, digital cameras/camcorders, digital audio recorders).
  • Security (Surveillance cameras, webcams, mass storage).
  • Long range IEEE FireWire networking.


  • Compatible with computers with 1394 outputs.
  • Compliant with IEEE 1394b and IEEE1394a-2000 specifications.
  • Full duplex data rate at 100/200/400 Mbps.
  • Laser Class 1 Safety compliant.
  • Optical source: 850nm VCSEL.
  • Supports 62.5um and 50um multimode fiber optic cable.


  • One optical port with SC connector.
  • Two 6-pin IEEE 1394 connectors.


  • WxDxH (in): 4x2.8x0.9


  • 110 to 220 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz via AC adapter.


  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C).

Regulatory Approvals

  • CE, FCC, RoHS

Package Includes

  • Two 1394 optical repeaters.
  • 4.5 meter male 6-pin to male 6-pin 1394 cable.
  • Two power supplies.
  • User manual.


  • Two years

Firewire Optical Extender Application Drawing

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