Scoop's Fibre Media Converters are simple networking devices that make it possible to connect two dissimilar media types such as twisted pair with fibre optic cabling. These are important when interconnecting fibre optic cabling-based systems with existing copper-based, structured cabling systems. Fibre media converters are also used in metropolitan area network (MAN) access and data transport services to enterprise customers. When expanding the reach of the LAN to span multiple locations, media converters are useful in connecting multiple LANs to form one large area network that spans over a limited geographic area. As premises networks are primarily copper-based, media converters can extend the reach of the LAN over single-mode fibre up to 160 kilometres with 1550 nm optics.