Patton’s Long-Reach Broadband Extender Stretches Ethernet Beyond Technical Limits
March 02, 2010
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
MD: Patton—the leader in business and carrier-class VoIP, network
access, connectivity, and video surveillance equipment—is now taking
orders for the CopperLink™
2160 series of high-speed long-range Ethernet Extenders.
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
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
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
The CopperLink™ 2160 delivers rates up to 11.4 Mbps over a single
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
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,
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
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
(interface converters, short-range modems, multiplexers, surge
protectors). Incorporated in 1984, Patton Electronics marked their 25th
anniversary of operation on 1 January 2009.
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Patton Electronics Company
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