Altronix introduced its NetWayM managed PoE midspans
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Dallas, TX (October 12, 2010) - As more video surveillance and security systems continue to migrate to IP networked platforms, the benefits of Power over Ethernet (PoE) continue to gain traction and grow in demand. NetWayM Managed PoE Midspans are IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at (PoE Plus) compliant to support both PoE cameras and edge devices, as well as non-PoE compliant IP 12VDC cameras.
"NetWayM Managed PoE Midspans provide a practical solution for networked video and security systems that support both PoE and non-PoE compliant devices," said Alan Forman, President, Altronix. "NetWayM further extends the different variety of edge devices system designers can specify for system upgrades and new system builds that take advantage of PoE."
The NetWay8M features eight ports with a total output of 150W, and the NetWay16M features sixteen ports with a maximum output of 300W. Each port has a maximum output of 30W and will automatically adjust power to the PoE device connected. Power allocation for each port is designated in prioritized order which can be programmed through an Ethernet port that also facilitates status monitoring via a PC. Unused ports can be disabled to prevent unauthorized network connections, and each port can be individually shut down for service/maintenance. Additionally, a trigger input disables power to specified ports on-demand.
Cameras/edge devices may be located up to 100m (328 feet) from the NetWayM Managed PoE Midspans, and this distance can be extended in 100m (328 feet) increments using NetWayXT repeater modules. Both models are designed in 1U
19-inch EIA racks, UL/CUL Listed for Information Technology Equipment (UL 60950-1), and backed by a lifetime warranty.