Product Announcement from Patton Electronics Co.
Patton's CopperLink™ 2173R utilizes pre-existing twisted-pair infrastructure-previously underlying such legacy systems as TTL, RS232 and 422/485-to extend network range while interconnecting Ethernet devices.
By employing a pair of 2173Rs, or combining the 2173R with a desktop-style 2173, twisted pair can carry an extraordinary bandwidth of 155 Mbps full-duplex (upstream plus downstream). Reusing existing copper infrastructure for Ethernet eliminates the cost of expensive fiber and/or Cat5E or greater cabling. Most importantly, it avoids the downtime and hassle of installing new cable.
The 2173R operates in harsh environments where temperatures may range from -40 to 85°C. The 2173R's sturdy aluminum case mounts quickly on a wall or DIN rail (with optional DIN rail kit).
- Operates Over Twisted Pair-Reduces the cost and hassles of new installations. Utilizes installed voice-grade twisted pairs to eliminate the expense of fiber or Cat5e cabling.
- Plug and Play-No configuration or cable hassles during installation with auto-sensing 10/100, full or half duplex, and auto MDI-X Ethernet ports.
- Full-duplex data-line rate of 155 Mbps-Provides near fiber performance for bandwidth intensive applications.
- Ruggedized-Operating temperature of -40 to 85°C.
- Flexible installation-Wall-mount ready and an optional DIN rail mounting kit is available.
Example Application: Work Group Ethernet Extension
The Model 2173R multi-rate Ethernet Extenders are ideal for delivering Ethernet links to remote buildings located beyond the 328-foot (100-meter) distance limit of Ethernet. The 100 Mbps throughput capability eliminates bandwidth concerns previously experienced with other copper-wire transmission technologies. By utilizing existing voice-grade copper pairs, the expense and hassle of installing low capacitance or fiber cable is no longer required.
CopperLink Line Interface - RJ-45 (pin 4 = ring; pin 5 = tip
CopperLink Line Modulation - DMT (Discrete Multi-Tone)
Ethernet Interface (x2) - Dual 8-position shielded RJ-45. Auto-sensing 10/100Base-T with half or full-duplex operation
Protocol - Transparent to high layer protocol: Supports 802.1Q VLAN tagged frames. Transparent to IP video schemes- Fully transparent to compression schemes such as WMV, MPEG-4 and MJPEG
Management - Line Rate control via 4-position DIP switch
Front Panel Indicators - Power, Link, Ethernet 1 & 2, Remote & Local
MTBF - 193,766 hours
Frequency Range - 0 to 17 MHz
Transmission - CopperLink line rate: Up to 155 Mbps (upstream plus downstream)
Dimensions - 1.12H x 5.57W x 3.57D in. (2.84H x 14.15W x 9.07D cm) with brackets. 1.12H x 4.44W x 3.57D in. (2.84H x 11.28W x 9.07D cm) without brackets
Power Supply - External AC and DC options: 120VAC, and universal input (UI)-100-240 VAC, or optional -48 VDC, -24 VDC, or -12 VDC
Compliance - FCC Part 15A, CE Mark, EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, Low-Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
Environment - Temperature: -40 to 85°C
Humidity - Up to 90%, non-condensing
Weight - 0.4 lbs (0.18 kg) without power supply