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Media Converter Extenders

Replacing network cable is expensive, but at times necessary to keep up with the latest networking technology. Re-using this legacy cable can reduce the cost of connecting workstations or devices as the cost for installing new cable can be several hundred dollars, or more, per workstation. The adoption of IP telephony, for example, has meant that legacy phone cable (called 2-wire cabling) is in place and ready for reuse. Similarly, as companies embrace IP-based security cameras, the already installed coaxial cable utilized for legacy analog cameras is also available for re-use.

Ethernet extenders are a category of media converter that are optimized for the use of legacy cabling. They are designed to convert high-speed Ethernet from state-of-the-art cabling (copper or fiber) to legacy 2-wire or coax cable. They give companies or telecom carriers a way to connect the latest systems to the network without the cost of replacing the cable.

Transition Networks’ Ethernet Extenders provide the ideal solution for upgrading your network for the latest technology while also saving money by re-using legacy cabling. Our converters support 2-wire and coax cabling with the added benefit of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). With the use of PoE, our converters not only save cost by re-using the legacy cabling, but also by powering the remote devices, eliminating the need for extra electrical installations. View our Ethernet Extenders below.

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