The Factory-Link-SPE-M 100BASE-T1 Media Converter connects 100BASE-T1 and 100BASE-TX networks. It implements a proprietary master/slave auto-negotiation protocol. Master/Slave role and the proprietary auto-negotiation can be configured with DIP switches. Using the Control Center software, link status and signal quality can be monitored, T1 cable diagnostics can be executed and PHY registers can be accessed. Power is supplied via a dedicated terminal block including earth connection or via the USB port. The power supply switches seamlessly between both inputs. The T1 connection comes with an IEC 63171-6 compliant connector face and features an inductive front-end with additional ESD protection. The housing can be grounded via the power terminal or the grounding screw.