March 11, 2008
Ethernet Extenders: Key Benefits and What to Look For
TMCnet Web Editor
Extenders eliminate the need for installing expensive 802.3 repeaters, twisted pair (CAT5/CAT6) cabling, or fiber and associated fiber transceivers. Ethernet Extenders provide the most cost effective solutions for any LAN
extension project, including Wireless Access Point (News
) installation, POE (Power over Ethernet), IP Security Camera and POS (Point of Sale) applications.
Ethernet Extenders create effective seamless LAN connections across disparate LANs in office parks, across streets, around college campuses, joining remote buildings or within large enterprise businesses. Data communication in extreme environments such as diving bells, mining shafts, Cruise ships, remote island neighbors, Antarctic remote monitoring stations, Marinas, International Space Station and Military troops in the field have all benefited from the use of Ethernet Extender Kits.
Key Benefits of using Ethernet Extenders:
? Plug and Play modular units - uses common RJ-45 Ethernet jacks
? Use existing copper wiring (1 or 2 pair) untwisted telephone up to Category rated twisted pair
? Huge Cost saving over traditional copper and Fiber solutions
? Installs in minutes - have your remote office LAN up in minutes
What to look for in buying an Ethernet Extender Kit
? Cost - Full wire speed does not have to cost a fortune
? Speed - The key reason for Full LAN speed - don't settle for low bandwidth
? Ease of Installation - Country specific power adapters, no config or programming
? Reliability - Research community user opinions and reviews
? Support - Look for responsive, informative, and creative solutions
? Guarantee - Be smart, get a money back satisfaction guarantee!
Brian Solomon is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To see more of his articles, please visit Brian Solomon’s columnist page.
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