B+B SmartWorx has released several new Ethernet extender models. The most compact and affordable solution, EKI-1751-AE, uses copper wire to extend Ethernet beyond its 100 m limitation and can also extend the network over coaxial cable.
The new model includes specifications for wide -40°C to 75°C temperature range, DIN rail mounting and dual 12 to 48VDC power inputs for redundancy.
Additionally, two more models have been released that include the capability to remotely power end devices by Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Models EKI-1751PI-M-AE and EKI-1751-PI-R-AE have the same benefits of the industrial EKI-1751I-AE, but also include additional Ethernet ports, so more devices can be connected at each end without adding Ethernet switches.
In addition to providing PoE power to end Ethernet devices, the master unit can also provide power to the remote extender by Power over VDSL (PoVDSL).
PoVDSL helps with cost savings as users don’t have to call an electrician out to run a new power circuit. With the PoE/PoVDSL combination, users can remotely power high-bandwidth devices.
All newly-released Ethernet extenders are simple to setup and deploy; a dip switch is used to configure features, such as unit selection for local or remote device and profile settings.
Each extender is equipped with diagnostic LEDs that indicate power, speed, link and other activity status.
Ideal applications include: connecting remote IP cameras for surveillance applications; extending Ethernet to IP phones; connecting tanks for asset monitoring; or extending Ethernet for hard-to-reach power sub meters in retail applications.