The Veracity VOR-ORM-XT Outreach Max Outdoor Ethernet and POE Extender frees you from the distance limits of PoE networks. Power over Ethernet (PoE) simplifies the deployment of IP cameras, wireless access points, and other equipment whose location is critical for performance.
However, cable lengths in Ethernet networks are limited to 328’ (100 m) which is a serious restriction in many installations. This device enables installers to overcome this limitation. Simply connecting the device in line with the network cable instantly boosts its range from 328' (100 m) to 656' (200 m).
Fitting the device is simple because no set-up is required. Its only connections are 2 RJ-45 network ports, both of which immediately self-configure for 10 or 100 BASE-T operation. PoE power is automatically transferred between connected equipment. And because it is also PoE-powered, no local power supply connection is needed. It can be located anywhere along the network cable, as long as no single length of cable is greater than 328’ (100 m). For example, to extend the network connection between a PoE switch and an IP camera to 557’ (170 m) the device could be installed 295’ (90 m) from the switch. A further 262’ (80 m) of cable would run from the device to the camera.
The extender enables network range extension to all PoE devices that are compatible with IEEE 802.3af, which is the universal PoE standard for low-power network devices such as fixed IP cameras.
In addition, the device is also compatible with high-power standards such as PoE Plus (IEEE 802.3at), and even 4-pair PoE for devices of 60 W or more. Note that the device is designed for connection to PoE-compatible equipment only.
If PoE and network extension beyond 656’ (200 m) is required, then multiple devices may be installed in series. For example, a 984’ (300 m) connection between a PoE switch and a 10 W IP camera can be achieved by fitting 2 of the devices at 328’ (100 m) intervals along the cable. A 5 W IP camera may also be located up to 2,624’ (800 m) away, using 7 of the devices and Veracity’s outsource PoE injector.
The maximum extension distance depends on how much power is required and which PoE source is used. Because the device simply restores the network connection every 328’ (100 m), the full (200 Mbps) bandwidth of 100 BASE-T Ethernet is maintained across the entire link. This maximizes performance and transparency, with no risk of a reduced or unpredictable bandwidth, even at distances of several hundred meters.
By installing the device for every extra 328.08’ (100 m) of cable, PoE and Ethernet can be extended for considerable distances with no loss of network bandwidth. The limit depends on which PoE source is used and on how much power the IP camera or other device requires. Distance is limited by the peak power required by the device; its PoE “power class” is not used. Use of outsource or outsource Plus injectors is recommended for extension beyond 984.25’ (300 m).
For example, installing a 5 W IP camera 1,640’ (500 m) from its power source would require 4 devices and an outsource injector.
- Instantly doubles cable range
- Extends up to 2,624' (800 m) with multiple units
- No local power required
- Full unrestricted network bandwidth
- Universal 10/100 compatibility
- Extends PoE and PoE Plus