New hardened PoE long reach Ethernet extenders for coaxial cable

25-03-2022 | Advantech | Subs & Systems

Advantech has added the IMC-150LPC PoE Ethernet extender to its portfolio of long-reach Ethernet solutions. This device utilises extant coaxial cables to deliver power and data to locations up to 300m away. These capabilities are buttressed by an LFPT mechanism that augments transmission quality. This combination of attributes and options make the IMC-150LPC a superior option for industrial and rail network infrastructure upgrade projects with limited power and network resources.

The series allows users to increase performance over previous 100m Ethernet transmission ranges and provide power and data through a single coaxial cable to distances as far as 300m away at speeds of 100Mbps. This empowers peripheral devices, such as IP cameras while saving cabling expenditure, lowering installation complexity, and extending power coverage and network services.

Link Fault Pass Through (LFPT), a troubleshooting feature created for media converters, is used on the local and remote extenders when they are employed as a pair. This feature will pass a link fault through the device at every segment when enabled. LFPT serves to stop data loss by taking action through link failure incidents. For example, if the link fails on one device, the other will force the link down on its link partner and avoid data loss.

The series is EN50121-4 EMC certified and developed with an industrial-grade housing that supports wide temperature operation from -40C to 75C. This advanced durability makes it suitable for applications in harsh environments such as trackside surveillance.

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