Panasonic debuts new Coax-LAN Converter

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 6, 2011) – Panasonic System Networks Company of America unveils its new BY-HPE111KT LAN Converter at ISC West, the largest US security exhibition. The new unit enables more options for implementing IP camera deployments and is designed to convert IP camera video data to a wavelet format for transmission over standard coaxial cable. Its built-in PoE (IEEE802.3af) function allows Panasonic cameras to be installed at distances of up to 1,640 feet while effectively eliminating the expenses associated with localized camera power supplies. When even greater range is required, the BY-HPE111KT LAN Converter allows non-PoE cameras to be installed at extended distances of up to 6,561 feet. The ability to deploy IP cameras over standard coaxial cable allows users to cost-effectively take advantage of the latest advancements in network cameras and system functionality.

"Panasonic’s new LAN Converter is an essential element in an end-to-end network migration strategy," said Bill Taylor, President, Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "By enabling network system functionality over existing coax infrastructure, Panasonic’s new LAN Converter lets users deploy IP cameras and devices as their budgets permit, with real cost-efficiency."

The Coax-LAN Converter kit consists of a Camera Adaptor (model BY-HPE11R) that converts video data to a wavelet format, and a Center Adaptor (model BY-HPE11H) that reconverts the signal to its original format for transmission at speeds up to 45Mbps. Up to 256 Adaptors can be connected in one segment to accommodate large installations. No special set-up is required; simply connect the coaxial cable to the BY-HPE111KT LAN Converter to establish connection.

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