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Patton launches new Power-over-Ethernet tool

NEW YORK, December 31, 2016

Patton Electronics, a leading US manufacturer of UC, cloud, and IoT enabling solutions for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks, has started shipping its new CopperLink 1101 series of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet Extenders (just in time for the new year).

Patton’s new PoE Extender kits completely change the game for IP-network engineers who design solutions involving IP cameras, IP phones, IP-enabled smart-LED lighting, digital signage, traffic devices, industrial sensors, monitoring devices, flow meters, wireless access points (WAPs), intercoms, sensors, card readers, HVAC controls, PLCs, and a host of other Ethernet endpoint devices, said the company in a statement.

Now available in water-proof IP67-compliant, outdoor enclosures, CopperLink 1101 PoE Extender kits can extend 10/100 Ethernet and up to 15 Watts of 802.3af (or legacy) PoE up to 3,300 ft to IP-enabled devices using a single pair of common copper telephone wires or coaxial cable, it stated.

With this product, system designers can position IP-enabled cameras, phones, lighting, digital signs and traffic devices in previously un-reachable locations, said a top official.

“The distance limitations of Ethernet and/or the challenges of delivering electrical power often make it too expensive or technically impossible for system designers to position endpoint devices where they are needed,” remarked Johnnie Grant, the product manager. “Patton technology changes all that,” he stated.

Copper network infrastructure is ubiquitous: most sites have twisted pair or coaxial cabling that was installed decades ago and still works. By leveraging the installed copper cable plant, Patton’s PoE Extenders prevent the disruption, delay and expense AC power construction or new CAT5e cable installation.

Standard PoE specifies 4-wire cabling, yet the CL1101 operates over two wires. By leveraging low-voltage copper infrastructure to deliver power the CL1101 eliminates the expense of a high-voltage construction project while enabling All-IP migration and the Internet of Things (IoT).

“Data cables are often buried under asphalt, embedded in concrete, inside walls,” explained Grant. “It can cost a fortune to replace. Our solution can save tons of money by re-using the legacy cabling versus new Cat5 or fiber. Anyway fiber can’t deliver power,” he added.

In addition to the IP67 model, CopperLink PoE Extenders are also available in commercial and industrial-grade versions.-TradeArabia News Service

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