High Bandwidth for Multimedia

High Bandwidth for MultiMedia

The Challenge
The Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates is the world’s largest shopping, leisure and entertainment destination. It contains, among other things, approximately 1,200 shops, its own ice-skating rink and underwater zoo. Advanced audio visual systems for retail marketing, customer information and entertainment are situated throughout the mall, including a number of large LED displays (12 meters long by 1 meter high). Due to the bandwidth requirements and the distances involved, the Mall’s network backbone was single-mode fiber optics. But the AV equipment in the control room used multi-mode fiber optic interfaces, and space was tight in the control room.

The Solution
B&B Electronics provided IE-ModeConverter SFP/SFPs with the IE-PowerTray/18 to mount them. The IE-ModeConverters allow network operators to incorporate multiple fiber types within the same network and the small footprint of the IE-PowerTray lets them deploy multiple converters in locations where space is at a premium.

Why B&B Electronics?

No two networks are identical. Their connections may include combination of copper cable, fiber optics, wireless or cellular. B&B Electronics knows how all the pieces go together. We can help you design and build a network that suits your precise specifications, or to upgrade an existing installation.

The Product: 

IE-ModeConverter SFP/SFPs

  • Interchangeable SFP modules
  • Extended operating temperatures (-10°C to +50°C) ( 14°F to +122°F )


  • High-density mounting and powering chassis
  • Extended operating temperatures (-40°C to +85°C ) (-40°F to +185°F )



Protocol-Independent, Fiber Mode Conversion via SFP Modules