To truly go All-IP we need to place remote devices exactly where we want them, right? So how do you extend your Ethernet/IP connections far enough to reach the security gate, the information kiosk, and all those wall phones in subways, railways, and airports? What can you do when the site was wired for analog telephony and there is no accessible AC or DC power source?
Do you see the problems?
1) No modern CAT-X cabling
2) No electrical power
All too often, existing legacy network and electrical infrastructures stand in the way of migration to ALL-IP solutions. Standard Ethernet only reaches about 300 feet (100 meters). Yet many scenarios involve point-to-point connectivity requirements that lie far beyond the Standard Ethernet distance limitation.
What if we told you there is a technology solution that can use a single twisted pair–two copper wires, any grade—to deliver 100 Mbps Ethernet and power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to IP-enabled endpoints up to 3,300 feet (915 meters) away?
Learn more about how Patton PoE extender kits solve the all-too-common challenges mentioned above. The article, Addressing the Limitations of Ethernet and PoE, by Biju Oommen and Glendon Flowers, is available free on www.patton.com.
What do you think?
- Might PoE Extension technology be the game-changer we need to fully implement such ALL-IP solutions as the IoT (Internet of things)?
- Do you have any pending projects where a PoE extension kit would get you where you want to go?