EtherWAN Systems has this month launched its latest next-generation networking product, capable of delivering 90W Power over Ethernet (PoE) to remote devices while maintaining gigabit speeds. The EL2242-BT is a hardened media converter that supports the latest IEEE 802.3bt PoE protocol.
As stated by the manufacturer:
Whether you need more control over long-distance devices such as PTZ cameras or LED lights, the EL2242-BT's 90W PoE via copper and Gigabit transfer speeds will simplify your networks while surviving harsh conditions (-40°F to 167°F.)
By removing the need for two devices by putting both power and data capabilities near the device that needs it, the EL2242-BT allows users to simplify PoE connectivity and offer the distance capability of fiber.
"PoE devices that are connected at a distance greater than 328 ft. need to use fiber," contends Jim Toepper, EtherWAN's director of marketing and products. "Since fiber cannot carry PoE, the EL2242-BT is a solution for what could previously only be accomplished with two products – a media converter and a PoE injector. The EL2242-BT not only supports legacy PoE products, but also newer power-hungry outdoor cameras and access points with 90 Watts of 802.3bt PoE support."
EtherWAN's hardened products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty, rated to operate within a -40°F to 167°F range, and built to resist vibration and electromagnetic interference at 4x the level of commercial devices. Products are also backed by complimentary US-based tech support, "allowing customers to plan their network's long-term needs, including maintenance and future growth," as noted by EtherWAN.
Further, with networking training courses available, EtherWAN provides support for integrators and installers to effectively organize and maintain networks.