Highly-flexible and Remotely-manageable Fiber-optic Networking for FTTx Applications
For powerfully advanced fiber-optic function and cost-effective solution, PLANET Managed Media Converter Chassis series, MC-1610MR/MC-1610MR48, provides 16 media converter slots and one management system in a 19-inch rack chassis. The MC-1610MR series is designed for FTTx applications for ISPs, telecoms, campuses and enterprises.
The MC-1610MR series can easily build an FTTx infrastructure that perfectly meets your demands. The 16 slots of PLANET Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Smart Media Converter (FST-80x/GST-80x series) can flexibly deliver an FTTH (Fiber to the Home), FTTB (Fiber to the Building) or FTTC (Fiber to the Curb) network solution for ISPs, enterprises and campuses. The MC-1610MR series is a reliable and efficient solution for network application where distance and installation budget are highly concerned.

Diversified Central Management
The management function provided by the MC-1610MR series enables network administrators to monitor Media Converter connection status and configure the Converter remotely via Web browser or locally via an RS232 to RJ45 console port. Through the management interface, the entire status of the converters such as link on/off or statistics of the port will be clearly demonstrated and monitored. The MC-1610MR series is ideal for telecom and corporate applications where a number of fiber links need to be managed and controlled from a central location.

Extremely Reliable Design to Ensure Continuous Operation
The MC-1610MR series supports the optional hot-swappable Redundant Power System (RPS) to ensure continuous operation. Both the MC-1610MR and MC-1610MR48 are equipped with one 100~240V AC power supply unit and one -48V DC power supply unit, which come in the package, respectively. To enhance the reliability, they each have one spare power supply slot for that optional purpose. The continuous power systems are specifically designed to meet the demands for high tech facilities requiring the highest power integrity available. Also, 48V DC power supply offered makes the MC-1610MR series as a telecom level device that can be located in the electronic room.

Fiber-optic Redundant Link
The redundancy back-up and error tolerance capability of the link can be greatly improved to guarantee the network stability. The redundant link is designed for critical networks that require fibers or copper links to rapidly recover automatically, such as ISPs, telecoms, hospitals, banks and enterprises. If the master converter link is down, it forwards the packet to the slave converter’s port of the backup pair.

Monitoring of Temperature and Fan Status
The Managed Media Converter Chassis is equipped with temperature sensor and cooling fans to ensure reliable operation. Whenever the abnormal temperature is detected or cooling fan stops service, the Managed Media Converter Chassis would display related information on the Web management interface. Therefore, it helps the administrator to efficiently manage the media conversion operation.

Flexibility and Extension
The MC-1610MR series allows the connection of up to 16 PLANET Smart Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Converters in one chassis. With an independent power supply on each slot of the MC-1610MR series, any converter is hot-swappable without causing an interruption to other converters. Each bay of the Media Converter Chassis can be populated with PLANET’s Smart Media Converters. PLANET FST-80x and GST-80x Smart Media Converter series provides media conversion between copper and FX, SX and LX optical models for distance from 220m and to 120km kilometers. The flexibility allows the MC-1610MR series to provide space with an efficient and cost-effective scalable solution even when the network scale grows.


Centralized Media Converter Management
PLANET MC-1610MR series provides the advanced media conversion technology to meet the growing demand for the current network. The Managed Media Converter Chassis allows installation of up to 16 PLANET FST-80x/GST-80x series Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Smart Media Converters with diverse options of fiber connecting type to meet different network applications. It is very flexible for FST-80x/GST-80x media converter series to be installed in the MC-1610MR series for centralized media conversion management. The optional redundant power supply system also ensures non-stop reliable operation.

The MC-1610MR series is designed with hot-swappable slot and provides redundant link function to avoid the shutdown of the entire network. PLANET Managed Media Converter Chassis with FST-80x/GST-80x series Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Smart Media Converters are an ideal solution to building a reliable FTTC (Fiber to the Curb) or FTTB (Fiber to the Building) network solution for ISPs, campuses and enterprises.


  • High-quality 19″ rack-mountable chassis installation
  • Supports up to 16-slot hot-swappable slide-in modular Media Converter
  • Supports PLANET Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet Smart Media Converter series –FST-80x and GST-80x
  • Two power slots on rear panel for redundant power support with options of 100~240V AC or -48V DC supplies
  • Bay power isolation ensures each bay is electrically isolated from each other
  • Up to two fans provided for better air-flow for system cooling
  • One 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet port and one RS232 to RJ45 console port for management
  • Supports auto-MDI/MDI-X for 10/100/1000BASE-T port
  • LED indicators for system, power and fan status

System Management

    • Configurable through console, Web and SNMP
    • Provides SNMP status of converters with trap functions for any chassis and connectivity event
    • Simple Network Management Protocol

– SNMP v1, v2c- SNMP Trap- Public MIB- Private MIB

  • NTP client (Time Zone Setting)
  • Remote syslog and local system log
  • DHCP client and DNS client
  • Temperature detects display and alarm
  • Web firmware upgrade
  • Management account login session control
  • PLANET Smart Discovery Utility for deployment management

Converter Management

  • Provides media Link/Connection speed duplex status for each module
  • Redundant backup (Media Converter Link Redundancy)
  • Reduces the effort of converter’s maintenance and management


Hardware Specifications
Hardware Version 2
Dimensions (W x D x H) 440 x 350 x 88mm, 2U
Slot 16 open slots (15 x 80 x 26mm, W x D x H)
2 power slots (one fixed, one vacant)
Weight 7kg
Power Requirements MC-1610MR:
100-240V AC, 1A, 50-60Hz
-48V DC, 2A,
Range: -40V ~ -60V
Power Output 5V DC per slot, 2A maximum
Power Consumption MC-1610MR:
10 watts/34BTU (1 x power supply; converters not included)
46.9 watts/160 BTU (full loading)
5.3 watts/18BTU (1 x power supply; converters not included)
96 watts/327 BTU (full loading)
Operating Environment 0~50 degrees C, 5~90% RH
Storage Environment -20~70 degrees C, 5~90% RH
Emission FCC Class A, CE mark
Management Interface
Standards IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
Fixed Interface 10/100/1000BASE-T port x 1, RS232 to RJ45 console port x 1, reset button x 1
Speed Ethernet: 10/20Mbps for half/full-duplex
Fast Ethernet: 100/200Mbps for half-/full-duplex
Gigabit Ethernet: 1000/2000Mbps for full-duplex
LED Indicator System: MGM, Console, LNK/ACT, PWR ON x 2, PWR FAIL x 2, FAN FAIL x 2
Management Console, Web, SNMP v1/v2c
SNMP Trap Cold Start, MC copper link up/down, MC fiber link up/down.


Date Version Description Download
2017-08-04 1.0 MC-1610MR / MC-1610MR48
Quick Guide
Date Version Description Download
2017-04-28 2.0 Release for hardware version 2.0.
2009-03-18 1.0 Quick Install Guide
User’s Manual
Date Version Description Download
2009-03-02 1.0 User’s Manual
2009-03-02 1.0 User’s Manual for MC-15RPS130 / MC-15RPS48 / MC-RPS130 / MC-RPS48
EC Declaration
Date Version Description Download
2009-03-02 1.0 EC Declaration

Ordering Information


16-slot Managed Media Converter Chassis (AC power)


16-slot Managed Media Converter Chassis (DC power)


130W Redundant Power Supply (100-240V AC)


Redundant Power Supply (-48V DC)



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