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March 18, 2010

Patton Starts Taking Orders of CopperLink 2160 Series of High-Speed Long-Range Ethernet Extenders

By Jayashree Adkoli
TMCnet Contributor


Patton, a provider of business and carrier-class VoIP, network access, connectivity and video surveillance equipment, announced that it has started taking orders for the CopperLink 2160 series of high-speed long-range Ethernet Extenders.


According to a press release, Patton’s (News - Alert) newest CopperLink extender not only extends Ethernet up to 5.2 miles (8.3 kilometers), it also achieves rates up to 45 Mbps. Consequently, this long-reach broadband extender delivers broadband Ethernet service that defies traditional distance limitations. These extenders can be deployed anywhere there are dry copper pairs, such as telco carriers, office buildings, campuses, factories, ships, power plants and more.


The CopperLink 2160 utilizes available number of twisted pairs and combines two, four or eight copper wires into a single circuit, in order to achieve optimum stability, rate and reach - for each long-range Ethernet segment.


The CopperLink 2160 series encompasses three model codes, namely CopperLink 2160, CopperLink 2161, and CopperLink 2162. All the three extenders feature a built-in four-port Ethernet switch, which facilitates users to connect up to four devices or LANs to the long-range circuit.


According to Patton, the CopperLink 2162 bonds up to four twisted pairs (8 wires) into a single, highly-stable Ethernet link that reaches up to 5.2 miles (8.3 kilometers) while delivering rates up to 768 kbps. It is also capable of achieving rates up to 45 Mbps for connections up to 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers). The CopperLink 2161 model utilizes two pairs (4 wires) to achieve rates up to 22.7 Mbps, while the CopperLink 2160 model is capable of delivering rates up to 11.4 Mbps over a single twisted pair.


Leveraging up to four wire pairs per segment enhances electromagnetic noise tolerance. Consequently, the new 2160 models that combine two, four or eight copper wires into a single circuit ensure stability even at the highest level attainable for each connection, said officials with Patton in the release.


Patton’s most CopperLink models are available in EnviroNET NEMA4-compliant, environmentally hardened enclosures. The EnviroNET enclosures protect network equipment against high wind, precipitation, salt spray, sand, oil, corrosive chemicals, and ice. Its solutions deliver communications services, such as Ethernet-over-copper, commercial/outdoor VoIP, T1/E1 extension, and others, even in temperatures ranging from -40 to +185°F (-40 to +85°C).


The EnviroNET NEMA4-compliant models are ideal for installation in offshore oil rigs, pit mines, railway beds and other harsh environments, says company.

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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