Perle Systems has added to its product portfolio 30 Fast Ethernet copper-to-fiber cabling media converters with Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability. Al Davies, director of product management for Perle Systems, said, "The requirement for PoE infrastructure installations are expanding globally at an unprecedneted rate. By expanding our line of PoE media converters we showcase our commitment to ensuring that our full-featured media converter line meets any and all fiber to Ethernet needs of our large customer base."
The new converters deliver PoE or PoE Plus power to devices like IP cameras, IP phones and wireless access points. According to the company, the new 10/100 Ethernet converters provide an economical path to extend the distance of an existing network with fiber cabling. At the same time they function as PoE injectors. The converters include features like the ability to remotely reset attached power devices, auto-MDIX, link passthrough, fiber-fault alert and loopback.
"Installing CCTV in ceilings, retail kiosks on shop floors, or traffic cameras in places where there is no AC or DC power is a challenge our customers face all the time," Davies continued. "Perle PoE media converters enable you to reach these devices, that can be up to 160 kilometers away, and power them over copper cabling."