Patton Electronics, a US-based manufacturer of UC, cloud, and IoT-enabling solutions for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks, is now shipping its IP67-certified CopperLink 1101E/IP67 series of outdoor weatherproof Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) extenders. Housed in a weatherproof outdoor enclosure, Patton's new CL1101E/IP67 enables solution architects to position IP endpoint devices in previously un-reachable locations by extending Power-over-Ethernet up to 3,300 feet over 2-wire copper or coaxial cable.
Designed and tested for use in conditions of rain, splashing and accidental submersion, Patton’s CL1101E/IP67 "takes PoE to the next level," contends the company. The product line enables IP-based solutions requiring such outdoor PoE endpoint devices as emergency call boxes, WAPs, traffic or surveillance cams, industrial sensors/monitors/flow meters, PLCs, or wireless access points (WAPs). An available a BNC connector supports line-powered Ethernet-over-coaxial solutions for such applications as closed circuit TV (CCTV).
Patton's expanded PoE extender solution set now includes three model series: the commercial grade CL1101, industrial grade CL1101E and the new outdoor industrial CL1101E/IP67. All three solutions leverage common copper phone wire or existing coaxial cable to extend 10/100 Ethernet and up to 15 Watts of 802.3af (or legacy) PoE electrical power up to 3,300 feet (915 meters) to IP-enabled devices. IP67 certification ensures protection from harmful dust and immersion in water up to 3.3 feet (1 meter) deep for up to 30 minutes.
“Network cabling is often embedded in concrete, inside walls, or buried under asphalt,” notes Johnnie Grant III, product line manager, Patton. “Replacing all that can cost a fortune! Our solution conserves capital by re-using the legacy cabling versus installing new Cat 5, or fiber, which can’t deliver power. By re-using existing cable, Patton’s PoE Extenders prevent the disruption, delay and expense of AC power construction or new Cat 5e installation. Copper network infrastructure is ubiquitous - most sites have twisted pair or coaxial cabling installed decades ago that still works well. Now, it only takes two wires to deliver next-gen, 100-Mbps PoE connectivity in challenging outdoor environments where there may be dust, dirt, rain, snow or ice,” Grant added.
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