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Industrial Ethernet Extenders

Hardened Ethernet Extenders

EtherWAN's Ethernet Extenders allow for the convenient extension of Ethernet networks beyond the standard 100-meter limit of IEEE 802.3 Ethernet. By utilizing existing cable infrastructure such as phone wires, twisted pairs, or coaxial cables, these extenders provide a cost-effective solution for connecting remote or separate networks. They are especially beneficial for organizations that are transitioning from closed-circuit to IP-based surveillance systems.

Ethernet Extenders

Don't Change That Cable – Use Ethernet Extenders

Power over Link (PoL) / PoE Ethernet Extenders

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology has steadily increased in popularity since its introduction, and its adoption is becoming more widespread. However, one of the drawbacks of PoE is distance. The maximum effective length for UTP cable is 100 meters (328 feet).

Fiber optic cabling, used in conjunction with PoE-enabled media converters, can overcome the distance limitations of copper cable, but there still exist many applications where it is not practical or economically feasible to use fiber.

Hardened 10/100BASE-TX PoL/PoE Ethernet Extender over Copper Wires

UL 60950 Ethernet Extenders

UL 60950-1 specifies requirements for electrical equipment to reduce risks of fire, electric shock and injury. Ethernet extenders that meet this specification have been tested not only under normal operating conditions, but also likely fault conditions, consequential faults, foreseeable misuse and environmental influences. Compliance with this standard helps ensure maximum reliability and safety.

UL 60950 Ethernet Extenders

Frequently asked questions on Ethernet Extenders

Ethernet Extenders remove the standard 100-meter limit of IEEE 802.3 Ethernet, and use existing cable infrastructure such as phone wires or coaxial cables to connect remote or separated networks. Because Ethernet extenders can transmit data across various types of copper wiring, they are often used when an organization is transitioning from a closed circuit to an IP based surveillance system. Instead of installing a new cable infrastructure, Ethernet extenders allow the existing coaxial cabling to be used for data transmission. 

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One of the drawbacks of traditional PoE is transmission distance, because the maximum effective length for standard Ethernet cabling is 100 meters (328 feet). A PoE Ethernet Extender utilizes Power over Link (PoL) technology to deliver both PoE power and Ethernet communications over a single legacy twisted pair cable, such as a telephone line. 

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EtherWAN’s PoE Extenders break the 100-meter distance limitation of standard Power over Ethernet. With these PoE Extenders, PoE devices can be deployed up to 670 meters (2200 feet) away (distance will depend on power level needed) using standard copper twisted-pair cabling. 

Generally speaking, Wi-Fi is more convenient, but Ethernet offers a more stable connection. While Ethernet delivers better speed, lower latency, and more reliability. Wi-Fi is much more convenient to install and set up.