What do you do when your IP camera
is located very far away from your nearest network switch? Well now there’s a solution called an Ethernet extender from Enable-IT, that allows network installations that are over 1 mile away, and it includes PoE support. Here’s how it’s done.
Ethernet extension devices were first pioneered by Enable-IT, Inc. (now named “Ethernet Extension Experts”) in 1997 and employ both powered and un-powered transmission technologies to deliver broadband speeds over CAT-2 through Cat-6 UTP, telephone wire, coax, alarm circuit, “dry pair” or “wet pair” cabling. That is to say Ethernet extenders actually use the often forgotten, virtually ubiquitous wiring you already have on hand to drive modern throughput levels of data to distances many times beyond Ethernet’s inherent limit of 100M (328 ft).
Ethernet extenders use a variety of transmission technologies, but the most common type uses copper wiring, operating on 1 or 2 pair unconditioned wiring (POTS) up to category rated twisted pair (CAT3...CAT6). Therein, Ethernet extension technology capitalizes on various xDSL standards, like VDSL (Very high data rate DSL), which provides data and voice transmission up to 26 Mbit/s symmetric for a loop of about 1500 meters and up to 100 Mbit/s symmetric for a few hundred meters. These fast speeds mean that VDSL is capable of supporting new high bandwidth applications such as HDTV, as well as telephone services (Voice over IP) and general Internet access, over a single connection. More exciting still is that the latest VDSL standard, VDSL2, delivers data and voice transmission up to a theoretical maximum of 250 Mbit/s full duplex.
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