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Upgrading Your Network Without Re-cabling

Adding wireless access points in existing networks or upgrading security and surveillance networks to incorporate IP cameras can present challenges. Often the precise location you need service is unreachable or there is no power source available for the added device. Transition Networks’ Ethernet Extenders for Alternate Cable Types solve these problems by allowing you to:

  • Extend networks beyond the traditional 100m Ethernet cable limitation
  • Power connected devices even when no power outlets are available
  • Increase bandwidth for enhanced services and intelligent devices at the network edge
  • Provide services in legacy buildings or historical sites having restrictions on new installations
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Using your existing cable infrastructure to bring power along with data networking to cameras and other IP devices offers a cost-effective method for deployment. These solutions are easy to use—connecting directly to your existing coax or 2-wire POTS cable that is being abandoned with the implementation of newer technologies such as digital cameras and IP phones—and can save as much as 40% on installation cost and result in faster time to service.

Transition Networks’ Ethernet over Alternative Cable Type solutions include some of the most flexible products on the market. The Ethernet over Coax Extender with PoE+ and Ethernet Over 2-Wire Extender With PoE+ accept multimode and single mode fiber Ethernet inputs, as well as standard CATx Ethernet cable, transfer data at near Gigabit speeds, and provide full PoE+ power to the end device. Features such as Auto Power Reset (APR) allow simple remote rebooting of the powered device, ensuring any necessary site visits by technicians are “intelligent” truck rolls and not wasted trips due to basic power resets. A web GUI allows simple and secure access, allowing you to configure the devices for optimal use in your specific application. The extenders offer a simple plug-and-play solution, reduce network implementation time, and are a cost-effective alternative to running new CAT5/6 cable to upgrade or expand an Ethernet network.

We value Transition Networks as a vendor. We have been extremely impressed with the capabilities and performance of their products and even more with their support and willingness to work with us to add features or address issues.

Vice President of Telecommunications For a Southeastern Region Power Utility Company