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FX-4P Fiber Optic Extender

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 FX-4P 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.

FX-4P Fiber Optic Front Panel

LCD displays the front panel


  • 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

FX-4P Fiber Optic Extender
product specifications:
Item No
MIL-STD-1397C Type A or B
FX-4P Chassis: 10 ½" (6U) H x 15 ¼" D x 19" W "rack mount)
Approx. 20 lbs.
Standard IEC 115 VAC
Front Panel, PC, or Master Switch Controller via RS-232