async serial fiber transceivers

Michael Painter tvhawaii at
Wed Sep 22 00:06:50 UTC 2010

Christopher O'Brien wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am planning on deploying a console access server on my network for
> 20-30 network devices including routers, wireless controllers and other
> devices.  The design is to have one central device for all console access.
> Due to the geographic diversity of my campus, I will need need to carry
> the async serial connections over my fiber plant with long reach optics
> and single mode fiber.  I have the fiber plant to support this design.
> I have been researching solutions to implement the serial part, but I am
> not very familiar with the vendors I am coming up with.  For instance, I
> know Black Box Networks makes products like this but they only seem to
> have stand alone devices.  I was hoping for something rack mountable
> since I will have a dense deployment of these devices.
> Does anyone have experience deploying a solution like this or with async
> serial fiber transceivers in general?  I welcome any suggestions.
> -Chris

You could try calling these folks:

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