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Patton's Ultra-High-Speed Ethernet Extender Awarded Cable Spotlight's 2011 Product of Year


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CopperLink™... Going the distance 

GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND — Patton ( announced today that the CopperLink™ 2174 Ultra-High-Speed Ethernet Extender has earned the 2011 Product of the Year Award from TMC's Cable Spotlight web magazine. The product was first announced during September 2011. 

Because it can operate over copper twisted-pair, coaxial or CAT-5+ cabling, the CopperLink™ 2174 eliminates the expense and hassle of replacing installed cable infrastructure when inter-connecting IP-enabled devices.

Manufactured in the USA, and now shipping worldwide, Patton’s barrier-breaking innovation in Ethernet extension technology boasts line rates up to 168 Mbps and distances up to 10,000 feet (3 km).

"I am honored to represent Patton in accepting this prestigious award,” said Johnnie Grant, product manager for the CopperLink™ brand. “I believe the acknowledgement is well-deserved. Because it combines multiple physical media options with extreme speed and distance profiles, I am personally convinced the CopperLink 2174 is the world’s most versatile Ethernet extender.”

Providing four Ethernet ports with a built-in switch, the 2174 can aggregate and transmit IP traffic from four sources (light/motion sensors, video cameras, entry-card readers, personal computers, and so on) over a single Ethernet connection.

Patton’s model 2174 enables network engineers to leverage existing cable installations to

  • Convert legacy coaxial CCTV circuits to Ethernet/IP
  • Replace serial RS-232/422/485 circuits (twisted-pair) with Ethernet connections
  • Improve the Ethernet speed/distance performance of CAT5/6/7 segments 

Customers can specify BNC, RJ-45 or terminal block connectors when ordering two-packs of the CopperLink™ 2174.

“Patton has proven its dedication to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. I am pleased to grant our 2011 Product of the Year Award for the CopperLink 2174 Ultra-High-Speed Ethernet Extender,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Patton's commitment to the advancement in the communications technology industry is commendable and I am looking forward to more innovation in the future.”

The Third Annual Cable Spotlight Product of the Year Award winners are featured on the Cable Spotlight Website and published in its e-newsletter.

In related news, Patton's CEO Robert R. Patton—joined by such noteworthy speakers as former President Bill Clinton—recently addressed the 2012 Conference of the US Export-Import bank. Last month Patton announced the CopperLink™ 1314 that exploits ubiquitous twisted-pair infrastructure to interconnect LANs up to 3.4 miles apart.

About Cable Spotlight
Cable Spotlight is the leading Website dedicated to cable technologies. The site provides the latest news, reviews and resources. Tailored specifically for cable technology and communications,, visitors will find the most daily content delivering relevant cable industry news, blogs, feature articles, white papers, videos and more. Cable Spotlight is owned and operated by TMC.

About Patton
Patton is all about connections. From inception the company has connected generations in a family-owned-and-operated business. Since incorporating in 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets for connecting "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects end-customers to service-provider networks. Now headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton markets a catalog of over 1,000 products, with a focus on VoIP and Ethernet extension technologies. Today, Patton equipment is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks all over the world—interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with contemporary and next-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media networking technologies.

Here at Patton, it is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions, complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. In the field, Patton's global family of locally-present sales, support, and engineering professionals are fully-engaged in connecting our product managers with true local-market requirements. Patton works hard to connect with your world, operating regional offices in strategic locations across the globe, with training and technical-support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, and the USA. To better reach our global customers and serve their true needs, Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. Patton… Let's Connect!

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Glendon Flowers

Patton Electronics Company
7622 Rickenbacker Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879 USA
Tel: (301) 975-1000
Fax: (301) 869-9293




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