Advantech releases new series of hardened PoE long reach Ethernet Extenders for use over coaxial cable

Mar 25, 2022 | Electrical & electronics

Advantech has added the IMC-150LPC PoE Ethernet extender to its line of long-reach Ethernet solutions. This innovative device uses extant coaxial cables to deliver both power and data to locations up to 300away. These capabilities are buttressed by an LFPT mechanism that augments transmission quality. This combination of attributes and features make the IMC-150LPC an excellent choice for industrial and rail network infrastructure upgrade projects with limited power and network resources.

Advantech’s IMC-150LPC series enables users to increase performance over earlier 100mEthernet transmission ranges and deliver power and data, via a single coaxial cable, to distances as far as 300m away at speeds of 100Mbps. This empowers peripheral devices, such as IP cameras, while saving cabling costs, reducing installation complexity, and expanding power coverage and network services.

Upgrading network infrastructure usually necessitates costly rewiring and reconstruction. The IMC-150LPC supports both Ethernet and coaxial transmission, enabling network communication via extant underground coaxial cables. These features help users avoid downtime in manufacturing and surveillance when upgrading network infrastructure.

Link Fault Pass Through (LFPT), a troubleshooting feature designed for media converters, is used on both the local and remote IMC-150LPC extenders when they are used as a pair. When enabled, this feature will pass a link fault through the device at each segment. LFPT serves to prevent data loss by taking action during link failure incidents. For, example if the link fails on one IMC-150PLC, the other IMC-150LPC will force the link down on its link partner and avoid data loss.

The IMC-150LPC series is EN50121-4 EMC certified and designed with an industrial grade housing that supports broad temperature operation from -40 to 75oC. This advanced durability makes IMC-150LPC suitable for applications in harsh environments such as trackside surveillance.

Key specifications of the EKI-150LPC-M (master) and EKI-150LPC-R (remote) include, transmits data up to 300 m (984 ft) at 100Mbps via power over coaxial cable, extends power >15.4Watt power with 300m-long coaxial cable, railway Trackside EN 50121-4 EMC certified, features Link Fault Pass Through (LFPT), supports remote PD power ON/OFF by disabling/enabling port via management switch

Advantech’s IMC-150LPC series hardened PoE long-reach Ethernet extenders are available for order now. For more information regarding the IMC-150LPC series or other Advantech products and services, please contact your local sales support team or visit our website at www.advantech.eu

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