Berk-Tek, a Nexans company, launched two new additions to its uLAN™ (utility LAN) Extender Series that extend the network beyond the standard 100-meter distance limitation. EXT-100, the first new solution, is a power over Ethernet (PoE)-extender system, allowing data (up to 100 Mbps) and PoE (up to 30 W) to be transmitted up to 1,200 feet. PowerGIG-OAC, the second new solution, is a fully managed hardened switch that comes preassembled in a NEMA 4X/IP66 enclosure. This product is used where local power is available. It can be connected back into a network up to 38,000 feet (over 7 miles) away using single-mode fiber. It has a total PoE capacity of 240 W that is supplied through four ports, with a maximum PoE output of 90 W from any single port. Each port provides up to 1 Gbps of throughput as well. PowerGIG-OAC can be configured via an app, and using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, customers can preconfigure their switch by swiping their Android device over the NFC icon on the NEMA enclosure.
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