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January 30, 2008

Patton Launches IP Camera Extender

By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributor

Patton (News - Alert) Electronics has unveiled the world’s first IP Camera Extender, the Patton Model 1173, which is compatible with any IP camera on the market. Patton’s Model 1173 is optimized to deliver high-quality streaming video over ordinary copper telephone wire at up to 50 Mbps. By eliminating new CAT5 or coaxial cable requirements, the latest network extension innovation reduces infrastructure costs and simplifies installation for video-over-Ethernet applications.

Johnnie Grant, product manager said in a statement that the market trend is everything over Ethernet. Indicating that the 1173 addresses an amazing breadth of applications, Grant explained that Patton technology takes video-over-Ethernet faster and farther over voice-grade copper.
Patton’s new release is enclosed in ruggedized metal and operates at temperatures of -10 degrees to 70 degrees C, enableing video deployment without infrastructure upgrades in such diverse scenarios as retail outlets, banks, power plants, railways, marine vessels and agricultural operations. The model also has an optional conformal coating that offers additional protection from condensing humidity.
According to Grant, there are several places where installing CAT5 or coax isn’t an option, and the Model 1173 makes IP video a possibility anywhere there’s a twisted pair.
The IP Camera extender prolongs the life of aging twisted pair infrastructure almost indefinitely in older physical plants where video surveillance is required. Also, the 1173 enhances the CAT5 network by extending video far beyond the 328-foot limit in locations with installed CAT5.
Patton also made news recently when it announced its new Unified Communication Agent (UCA) for SmartNode VoIP Gateway (News - Alert)-Routers.
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering call centers, CRM and information technology. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
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