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74 Security Dealer & Integrator / www.SecurityInfoWatch.com September 2018 IP continues to play a key role in nearly all aspects of physical security by enabling many different types of devices to easily be added to networks. With the excep- tion of specialized applications for ana- log systems, security professionals have largely embraced the network integra- tion systems model to improve overall situational awareness and security. at said, many existing systems are built on legacy infrastructure, which is expensive to rip-and-replace with structured cable, or require the distance and bandwidth advantages of fiber. is has created strong market demand for new power and transmission solu- tions that bridge the gap between vari- ous forms of infrastructure. When designing and deploying a state-of-the-art access control and/ or surveillance system using new or existing infrastructure, it is par- amount to consider the low-voltage power requirements of every device on the network. Installing the proper power and data transmission products is essential for reliable operation and seamless integration, ensuring that the best possible foundation is in place to support all connected devices and pro- vide greater security. EoC Solutions New Ethernet over Coax (EoC) media converters are the latest solutions that address the upgrade of analog to IP by repurposing coax cabling, which yields substantial savings. e media con- verters provide the additional benefit of providing both power and data over a single coax cable, supporting PoE, PoE+ and Hi-PoE devices while reach- ing distances up to 500m – five times standard Ethernet range. EoC media converters are available in several different configurations to fulfill a range of installation needs – from single- to multi-port receivers with integral switches in indoor and hardened models. New EoC solutions also now include fiber (SFP) ports and more power to further bridge coax, Ethernet and fiber on a unified infra- structure platform. The Fiber Connection Millions of miles of fiber have been stretched under highways and throughout U.S. cities for surveil- lance cameras and other applications; however, the costs to implement these devices are expensive given the need for localized power. e continued evolution of Ethernet-to-fiber media converters delivers a new level of flex- ibility for today's advanced IP systems. For example, new injectors, switches and media converters feature SFP ports that accommodate fiber optic cable to deploy devices at greater dis- tances with faster throughput. is enables the extension of physical IP security and surveillance devices far beyond coax and IP cabling, as well as the deployment of these solutions in areas where local power supplies do not exist or cannot easily be deployed. In fact, IP cameras and myriad other physical security devices can be deployed at distances beyond 5,000 feet while delivering power and data from the head-end using composite sin- gle-mode fiber optic cable. is greatly extends the reach of perimeter security to increase situational awareness. Advanced Ethernet-to-fiber media converters are available in an assort- ment of configurations, including indoor and outdoor models with hardened Ethernet PoE+ switches, and rack-mount media converters with or without integral power. ese units can be deployed with conventional single- or multi-mode fiber, as well as composite cable to simultaneously deliver both power and data. Remote Management PoE EoC media converters and PoE Ethernet-to-fiber injectors, switches and media converters have a sig- nificant impact on how systems are designed and deployed. With net- work communications now avail- able in these foundation power and data transmission products, systems New PoE and Data Transmission Solutions Data Transmission How integrators can leverage both coax and fiber infrastructure to deliver RMR and enhanced service capabilities By Ronnie Pennington

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