Replacing network cable is expensive but sometimes necessary. However, re-using existing cable can reduce the cost of connecting workstations or devices. 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 analogue 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 fibre) 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√É 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.