Extenders bring PoE to 800 meters

Omnitron’s OmniConverter PoE Extenders can be daisy-chained to deliver 30- or 60-watt Power over Ethernet 800 meters.

The OmniConverter PoE Extenders from Omnitron Systems, which are available in 30W and 60W models, can be daisy-chained to deliver Ethernet data and PoE to distances up to 800 meters.
The OmniConverter PoE Extenders from Omnitron Systems, which are available in 30W and 60W models, can be daisy-chained to deliver Ethernet data and PoE to distances up to 800 meters.

Omnitron Systems now offers OmniConverter brand PoE Extenders. “OmniConverter PoE Extenders enable the delivery of full-rate Ethernet data and Power over Ethernet (PoE) over standard twisted-pair cabling, and break through the 100-meter standard Ethernet distance barrier,” the company said when introducing the extenders on May 29. “Using Omnitron’s exclusive power-boosting technology, the extenders can be daisy-chained to deliver Ethernet data and IEEE-standard PoE power to multiple powered devices (PDs) at distances up to 800 meters (2625 feet).

Sankar Ramachandran, Omnitron’s product marketing director, stated, “When the cost of bringing power to a remote device becomes impractical, or when replacing copper with new fiber becomes prohibitive, that is when the extender provides a cost-effective way to deliver data and power to remote PoE-powered devices such as surveillance cameras and WiFi access points.”

The OmniConverter PoE Extenders require no external power source and are powered from a PoE-compliant power source. The extenders provide full retiming, repeating and reshaping of the data enabling error-free data-rate transmission, Omnitron explained. They compensate for voltage loss in the twisted-pair copper cabling, and boost the PoE voltage to be at IEEE-standard-compliant voltage levels, even at the 800-meter distance, the company added.

“Omniconverter PoE Extenders interoperate with IEEE 802.3af PoE (15W), IEEE 802.3at PoE+ (30W), and high-power PoE (60W) power-sourcing equipment and powered devices,” Omnitron said. “Being fully standard-compliant, they can connect directly to non-PoE end devices for data-only delivery applications without the need for any special interference protection. OmniConverter PoE Extenders are available in 30-watt or 60-watt models, and with one or two PD ports.”

They can be wall- or DIN-rail-mounted.

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