KBC makes upgrading analog to IP simple and cost-effective
Source: KBC Networks
KBC Networks, manufacturer of industrial transmission equipment for IP and high-definition systems, recently introduced its new, robust eCopper product line, featuring Ethernet over Coax (EoC) and Ethernet over UTP (EoU) transmission in a multi-port design perfect for utilizing existing copper-cable infrastructure to accommodate IP cameras.
This simple and innovative product family offers a cost-effective way to connect the latest in IP cameras using existing coax or copper wiring to a remote monitoring station. Through the copper infrastructure, eCopper powers both its transmitter and remote cameras, eliminating the need for any additional power source at the camera site. eCopper also provides Power over Coax (PoC) management, giving system operators the ability to remotely turn each port’s power on and off from the central monitoring location. This PoC feature is a plug-and-play solution with a user-friendly GUI, offering easy set-up and system maintenance.
“Our eCopper products offer integrators an excellent alternative to rewiring an entire location when they upgrade to IP cameras,” said Domenic Isola, director of strategic accounts for KBC Networks. “It makes retrofitting affordable and adds power and functionality while using existing infrastructure.”
The eCopper product line offers a single-channel transmitter and single, 4, 8 and 16-channel receivers, available for both EoC and EoU transmission. The single-channel transmitter and receiver can be wall mounted while the 4-channel offers a wall or DIN rail mount and the 8 and 16-channel receivers come as a 1U-high rack mount.