Patton's Long-Reach Broadband Extender Stretches Ethernet Beyond Technical Limits
March 02, 2020
Extending Ethernet up to 5.2 miles (8.3 kilometers) and achieving rates up to 45 Mbps, Patton's CopperLink™ 2160 takes Ethernet farther and faster—with greater reliability—than previously considered achievable.
CopperLink™... Going the distance
Following Patton's longstanding tradition of breaking technological barriers, the newest CopperLink™ extender delivers greater Ethernet reach, rate, and reliability than previously believed possible over existing copper infrastructure.
"When they say 'it can't be done,'" said Johnnie Grant, product manager, "we get excited. Here at Patton we love breaking boundaries. Patton designed the world's first Ethernet extender, and our engineers have been challenging technological limits ever since."
Telco carriers, office buildings, campuses, factories, ships, power plants—anywhere there are dry copper pairs—the CopperLink™ 2160 delivers broadband Ethernet service that defies traditional distance limitations.
By combining two, four or eight copper wires into a single circuit, the Model 2160 series leverages the available number of twisted pairs to achieve optimum stability, rate and reach for each long-range Ethernet segment.
Because utilizing up to four wire pairs per segment enhances electromagnetic noise tolerance, Patton's CopperLink™ 2160 ensures stability at the highest level attainable for each connection.
Patton has continued building Ethernet extenders in the USA since bringing the first Ethernet extender to market in the 1990s. Patton's LAN-Xtend™ Model 2111 achieved 2.3 Mbps over single twisted-pair.
"With each new model," Mr. Grant continues, "CopperLink™ takes communication technology farther and faster."
The 2160 series comprises three model codes, all including a built-in four-port Ethernet switch that makes it easy to connect up to four devices or LANs to the long-range circuit.
The CopperLink™ 2162, bonds up to four twisted pairs (8 wires) into a single, highly-stable Ethernet link that reaches up to 5.2 miles (8.3 kilometers) while delivering rates up to 768 kbps. The 2162 achieves rates up to 45 Mbps for connections up to 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers).
The CopperLink™ 2161 utilizes two pairs (4 wires) to achieve rates up to 22.7 Mbps.
The CopperLink™ 2160 delivers rates up to 11.4 Mbps over a single twisted pair.
Patton recently announced the SmartNode™ 5200 SBC featuring user-configurable "any-to-any" SIP mediation, secure IP routing and QoS.
About CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders
Patton has built Ethernet extenders in the USA ever since bringing the first Ethernet extender to market in the 1990s. Branded LAN-Xtend™, the Model 2111 achieved 2.3 Mbps over single twisted-pair. In 2002, Patton released the award-winning CopperLink™ 2158 that achieved speeds over 10 Mbps and reached up to 4656 feet (1372 meters). Announcing the CopperLink™ 2172 in 2006, Patton achieved full-duplex speeds up to 50 Mbps and distances reaching up to 6000 feet (1,820 meters). Now, Patton introduces the industry's most versatile Ethernet Extender, the CopperLink™ 2160, capable of delivering 45 Mbps broadband Ethernet services and reaching distances up to 5.2 miles (8.3 kilometers) or more. Today CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders are installed and operating in a vast diversity of environments, including nuclear power plants , submarines, sports arenas, election systems, and a rock 'n' roll celebrity museum .
CopperLink™ Hardened Industrial Solutions
Most CopperLink™ models are available in Patton's EnviroNET™ NEMA4-compliant, environmentally hardened enclosures. Suitable for installation in offshore oil rigs, pit mines, railway beds, and other harsh environments, EnviroNET™ enclosures protect network equipment against high wind, precipitation, salt spray, sand, oil, corrosive chemicals, and ice. EnviroNET™ solutions deliver communications services (Ethernet-over-copper, commercial/outdoor VoIP, T1/E1 extension, and others) in temperatures ranging from -40 to +185°F (-40 to +85°C).
Patton is a multi-national organization that designs, develops, and manufactures electronic communications equipment for network access, connectivity, voice-over-IP, video surveillance and triple play. Deployed throughout the world in carrier, enterprise, and industrial networks, most Patton products are manufactured in the USA. Patton is ISO 9001 certified and markets a catalog of over 1000 products including SmartNode™ VoIP solutions (SIP and H.323) for analog and ISDN telephony; Visuality™ mobile-video surveillance, collection, and intelligence distribution solution, ForeFront™ multi-service access infrastructure solutions for TDM and IP service delivery (T1/E1, G.SHDSL, xDSL, dial-up); IPLink™ CPE solutions for last-mile/local-loop access (WAN routers, modems, remote access servers, NTUs, CSU/DSUs); CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders; EtherBITS™ device servers; EnviroNET™ NEMA4-compliant hardened networking equipment, and a full range of network-connectivity Micro-Products (interface converters, short-range modems, multiplexers, surge protectors). Incorporated in 1984, Patton Electronics marked their 25th anniversary of operation on 1 January 2009.