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VC-231G 1-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter -30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11

VC-231G 1-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter -30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11
VC-231G 1-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter -30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11
VC-231G 1-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter -30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11
VC-231G 1-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter -30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11
VC-231G 1-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter -30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11
VC-231G 1-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter -30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11
VC-231G 1-Port 10/100/1000T Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter -30a profile w/ G.vectoring, RJ11

* This Planet VC-231G  is the New Replacement / Upgrade to Planet VC-231*

150/150Mbps Downstream/Upstream, High-Performance Gigabit Ethernet over VDSL2 Solution

The Planet VC-231G is the new-generation and high-performance Gigabit Ethernet-over-VDSL2 Converter which works well with a pervasive telephone line network with a symmetric data rate of up to 150/150Mbps (G.INP, Sym, 8dB) over a distance of 300m and 22/10Mbps over a long distance of 1.4km. It is based on the two-core networking technology, Gigabit Ethernet and VDSL2 (Very-high-data-rate Digital Subscriber Line 2). The VDSL2 technology offers the fastest data transmission speed over the existing copper without the need for rewiring.

High-performance Ethernet over VDSL2

Via the latest VDSL2 technology, the Planet VC-231G offers high-speed access to the Internet, up to 190Mbps for both upstream and downstream data transmissions. With integrated support for the ITU-T’s new G.993.5 vectoring technology, the VC-231G works in conjunction with vectoring-enabled DSLAMs to remove crosstalk interference and improve maximum line bandwidth across the existing copper infrastructure.

Implementing with Existing Copper Wires

The VC-231G is also a Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) converter providing one RJ45 Ethernet port and one RJ11 port, which is for VDSL2 connection.  With use of the additional splitter included in the box, the VC-231G can share the existing phone line with POTS, meaning replacing the existing copper wiring is not necessary. Just plug the VC-231G with the additional splitter into the existing RJ11 telephone jack and a high-performance VDSL2 network can be connected. It is ideal for use as an Ethernet extender to an existing Ethernet network.

Delivering High-demanding Service Connectivity for ISP/Triple Play Devices

The Planet VC-231G provides an excellent bandwidth demand for  triple play devices for home entertainment and communication. With the asymmetric data transmission of 190/100Mbps (G.INP, Asym, 8dB), the VC-231G enables many multi-media services to work on the local Internet, such as VoD (video on demand), voice over IP, video phone, IPTV, Internet caching server, distance education, and more.

Easy and Flexible Installation

The VC-231G Ethernet over VDSL2 Converter comes with a plug-and-play design and is fully compatible with all kinds of network protocols. Moreover, the operating status of each individual port and the whole system can be watched via the rich diagnostic LEDs on the front panel. The VC-231G offers two modes, CPE and CO, for application -- CPE mode is used at client side and CO mode is at central side. The CPE or CO mode can be adjusted by using a built-in DIP switch. For point-to-point connection, a CPE mode VC-231G and a CO mode VC-231G must be set up as one pair of converters to perform the connection.

ADSL2+ Fallback

For those ISPs that still provide ADSL broadband service, the VC-231G can support transmission rates up to 24Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstream with the ADSL2+ technology. The VC-231G establishes a connection with ISP and can be also directly switched over to VDSL2 after the ISP network upgrade.

- ITU-T G.993.5 G.vectoring and G.INP

- DMT-based coding technology

- Additional splitter to share voice and data

- CO/CPE mode selectable via DIP switch

- Selectable target band plan and SNR margin

- Up to 150/150Mbps bandwidth (in G.INP, Sym, 8dB mode)

- 1 x 10/100/1000BASE-TX LAN ports

- Complies with IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u, 100BASE-TX and IEEE 802.3x, flow control Ethernet standards

- Half duplex back pressure and IEEE 802.3x full duplex pause frame flow control

- One RJ11 connector for VDSL port with VDSL connection

- Voice and data communication can be shared simultaneously based on the existing telephone wire

- Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tag transparency

- VDSL2 standalone transceiver for simple bridge modem application

- Advantage of minimum installation time (Simply by Plug-and-Play)

- Supports extensive LED indicators for network diagnosis

- Compatible with Planet  Media Converter Chassis (MC-700/MC-1500/ MC-1500R/MC-1500R48)

- Compact in size and easy to install

- Desktop, Wall Mounted or Din-Rail Mounted (Sold Seperately - RKE-DIN)

Hardware Specifications

LAN Ports

 - 1 x  10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 auto-MDI/MDI-X ports


-  1 x  VDSL2 RJ11 female Port

- Twisted-pair telephone wires (AWG-24 or better) up to 1.4km

Phone Port

- Additional splitter for POTS connection

Dimensions (W x D x H)

- 97 x 70 x 26 mm


- 184g

Power Requirements

- DC 5V, 2A external power (included)

LED Indicators

- 1 x  Power: Green

- 1 x 1000BASE-T LNK/ACT: Green

- 1 x 100BASE-TX LNK/ACK: Green

- 1  x VDSL:Green

- 1 x CO: Green

- 1 x CPE: Green


- Metal

DIP Switch & Functionality

- 4-position DIP switch

- CO or CPE mode selectable

- Selectable G.INP and interleaved mode

- Selectable target Band plan

- Selectable target SNR mode

Switch Specifications

Switch Processing Scheme

- Store-and-Forward

Address Table

- 2K entries

Flow Control

- Back pressure for half duplex

- IEEE 802.3x pause frame for full duplex

Maximum Packet Size

- 1522bytes

System Specifications

VDSL Compliance


- ITU-T G.993.1 VDSL

- ITU-T G.997.1

- ITU-T G.993.2 VDSL2 (Profile 17a/30a support)

- ITU-T G.993.5 G.vectoring

- ITU-T G.998


ADSL Compliance

Capable of ADSL2/2+ standard:

- ITU G.992.3 G.dmt.bis

- ITU G.992.5 G.dmt.bisplus

- Data Rate: Up to 24Mbp


CO, Interleave, Asym, 8dB

 200M -> 190Mbps/87Mbps

 400M -> 161Mbps/60Mbps

 600M -> 118Mbps/36Mbps

 800M -> 59Mbps/24Mbps

 1000M -> 47Mbps/7Mbps

 1200M -> 39Mbps/4Mbps

 1400M -> 25Mbps/4Mbps

CO, Interleave, Sym, 8dB

 200M -> 147Mbps/139Mbps

 400M -> 112Mbps/110Mbps

 600M -> 75Mbps/73Mbps

 800M -> 44Mbps/44Mbps

 1000M -> 26Mbps/25Mbps

 1200M -> 24Mbps/13Mbps

 1400M -> 20Mbps/9Mbps

G.INP, ASym, 8dB

 200M -> 197Mbps/101Mbps

 400M -> 168Mbps/65Mbps

 600M -> 109Mbps/34Mbps

 800M -> 65Mbps/20Mbps

 1000M -> 53Mbps/7Mbps

 1200M -> 44Mbps/4Mbps

 1400M -> 28Mbps/4Mbps

G.INP, sym, 8dB

 200M -> 150Mbps/150Mbps

 400M -> 117Mbps/117Mbps

 600M -> 77Mbps/77Mbps

 800M -> 43Mbps/43Mbps

 1000M -> 29Mbps/28Mbps

 1200M -> 27Mbps/15Mbps

 1400M -> 22Mbps/10Mbps

CO, Interleave, Asym, 12dB

 200M -> 178Mbps/84Mbps

 400M -> 143Mbps/53Mbps

 600M -> 99Mbps/32Mbps 

 800M -> 48Mbps/22Mbps

 1000M -> 41Mbps/5Mbps

 1200M -> 33Mbps/3Mbps

 1400M -> 23Mbps/3Mbps

CO, Interleave, Sym, 12dB

 200M -> 135Mbps/127Mbps

 400M -> 96Mbps/96Mbps

 600M -> 61Mbps/59Mbps

 800M -> 40Mbps/40Mbps

 1000M -> 23Mbps/18Mbps

 1200M -> 22Mbps/9Mbps

 1400M -> 16Mbps/7Mbps

G.INP, Asym, 12dB

 200M -> 185Mbps/89Mbps

 400M -> 148Mbps/54Mbps

 600M -> 95Mbps/32Mbps

 800M -> 58Mbps/14Mbps

 1000M -> 46Mbps/6Mbps

 1200M -> 37Mbps/3Mbps

 1400M -> 25Mbps/3Mbps

G.INP, Sym, 12dB

 200M -> 140Mbps/140Mbps

 400M -> 97Mbps/97Mbps

 600M -> 60Mbps/60Mbps

 800M -> 35Mbps/35Mbps

 1000M -> 26Mbps/21Mbps

 1200M -> 25Mbps/11Mbps

 1400M -> 18Mbps/8Mbps

Standards Conformance

Standards Compliance

IEEE 802.3 Ethernet

IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet

IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex flow control

IEEE 802.1p Class of Service

ITU-T G.993.1 VDSL

ITU-T G.997.1

ITU-T G.993.2 VDSL2 (Profile 17a/30a support)

ITU-T G.993.5 G.Vectoring & G.INP

ITU-T G.998

Ethernet Distance Extension

Two VC-231G units can act as a standalone pair which is good for extending Ethernet distance over the existing Copper/telephone wires. With just one pair of AWG-24 copper wires, two Ethernet networks can be easily connected to each other with a maximum data transmission rate of 200Mbps. The telephone service can still be used while the VC-231G CO/CPE is in operation. The two solutions listed below are typical applications for the Ethernet over VDSL2 bridge.

MTU/MDU/Hospitality Solution

The VC-231G is a perfect solution for providing cost-effective yet high-speed network services to multi-unit buildings such as residential buildings (multi-dwelling units), commercial (multi-tenant units) buildings, hotels and hospitals. By utilising the existing telephony infrastructure, a new network installation can be easily built, without requiring new wiring. With a transmission rate of up to 190/100Mbps (G.INP, Asym, 8dB), VoD, IP telephony and various broadband services can be easily provided.

Last Mile of FTTx Deployment

The VC-231G is an ideal solution for FTTx (Fibre to the Building, Fibre to the Campus or Fibre to the Node) applications. It supports high-bandwidth VDSL2 over the existing telephone wires in the “last mile” from the ISP/telecom/service provider’s fiber node to the buildings and customers’ apartments. The 10/100/1000Mbps port of the VC-231G can be directly connected to a PC or Ethernet devices such as Ethernet switches or broadband routers. It is excellent for phone line network built under Internet because every room or house can use the existing phone line to transmit data through the Internet and the whole building can share the Internet to the wider area network at a minimum cost.

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