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March 10, 2011

Patton's CopperLink Model 2160 Series Offers 45-Mbps Long Range Ethernet Extender

By Charles West
TMCnet Web Editor


Patton (News - Alert) a manufacturer of communications equipment for carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks worldwide offers some of the leading Ethernet extender products in its industry.

With rates up to 45 Mbps and reach up to 24,000 feet (7,315 meters), the Patton CopperLink Model 2160 Series are the most versatile long range Ethernet extenders offered today.

The Patton CopperLink Model 2160 Series simplifies and provides cost effective network extension by utilizing pre-existing twisted pair infrastructure. LAN extension doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. Patton’s Model 2160 series of auto-rate Ethernet extenders open the door to low-cost and easy set-up LAN extension. The LAN extenders are easy to use and take advantage of existing copper twisted-pair infrastructure to connect LANs at high speed and over long distances.

Here are some of the benefits along with features offered by the 2160 Ethernet extender series:

-          Data Rates up to 45 Mbps—get reliable broadband connectivity with full-duplex symmetric rates and distances exceeding 4.5 miles (7,300m)

-          4 x 10/100 Ethernet Switch—makes up to 4 network connections easily. Built in MDI (News - Alert)-X auto cross over switches eliminates messy and confusing cable configurations.

-          Transparent LAN Bridging—passes higher layer protocols and supports 802.1Q VLAN tagging.

-          Automatic Learning, Aging and Filtering—only allow packets with addresses outside the LAN to be forwarded.

-          MTU Support—1,792 bytes.

-          QoS, CoS, and VLAN Support—ensure mission critical network connections are of top quality with advanced traffic management features.

-          WWW/SNMP Manageable—built-in console port makes setup a snap, you can also use the embedded HTTP/SNMP agent to remote manage the unit from anywhere in the world.

Whether connecting corporate LANs or remote offices; this Patton Ethernet extender offers the best combination of speed and distance in the industry. Other LAN extenders operate at a single rate or are difficult to configure for LANs located at different distances, but the CopperLink Ethernet Extenders’ auto-rate adaptation feature ensures that users get the highest speed possible for the distances they are trying to reach.

Charles West is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Prior to joining TMC (News - Alert) Charles worked with many gadget oriented sites that included running his own blog ( and Smartphone column for To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Charles West

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