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Patton Opens Pre-Orders for Managed, Copper-Bonding Ethernet Extenders with Security Features


Creator of the award-winning CopperLink™ Ethernet Extender responds to market demand by introducing the CL2300 line-bonding Ethernet-over-copper extender series featuring remote management capability and such security features as SSH and Stateful Firewall. 

Johnnie Grant, CopperLink Product Manager
Customers have asked us to create a smarter copper-based Ethernet Extension solution that can be managed remotely and securely. Here it is.
Johnnie Grant
CopperLink Product Manager
GAITHERSBURG, MD, USA:  Patton Electronics—manufacturer of award-winning SmartNode™ VoIP equipment, CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders, and BODi rS™ high-availability routers—is now taking pre-orders for the CopperLink CL2300 Managed Ethernet Extender series.

Made in the USA at Patton’s Gaithersburg, MD headquarters, the CL2300 can bond up to four copper twisted pairs for Ethernet Extension over existing voice-grade copper cabling with symmetrical speeds up to 60 Mbps. The CL2300 can achieve distances up to 27,000 feet over standard copper twisted pairs.

“Customers have asked us,” said Johnnie Grant, CopperLink product manager, “to create a smarter copper-based Ethernet Extension solution that can be managed remotely and securely. Here it is… the CopperLink 2300 is our answer. Our newest CopperLink has more features than any of its predecessors, with the same simple plug-and-play operation our customers love.” 

Patton's CL2300 4-port managed Ethernet extenders feature remote management (via RS-232 console) with such security features as SSH and Stateful Firewall—plus optional Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) on one of the four Ethernet ports. The CL2300 can reach up to 27,000 feet over standard voice-grade copper cable.

Perhaps the greatest customer benefit of Patton’s CopperLink line is extending the useful life of existing—and ubiquitous—copper network infrastructures. 

“You can use what you’ve already got,” Grant comments. “The time and cost of installing new fiber, or even Cat5, can easily turn any networking project into a non-starter.”

Patton has built Ethernet extenders in the USA ever since bringing the first Ethernet extender to market in the 1990s. Branded the LAN-Xtend™, Patton's  Model 2111 achieved 2.3 Mbps over single twisted-pair.

Today CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders are installed and operating in a vast diversity of environments, including Maryland State Highway Administration, nuclear power plantsIcon indicates PDF file., boy scout campsIcon indicates PDF file., submarines, sports arenas, election systems, and a rock 'n' roll celebrity museumIcon indicates PDF file..

>>Watch Patton’s on-demand webinar: Multi-Drop Ethernet for Industrial Applications

This past July, Patton announced another product that leverages installed copper lines: the US-manufactured ForeFront™ 3310RC Ethernet-in-the-First-Mile (EFM) DLSAM delivers broadband Ethernet service to users up to 1.6 miles away—with speeds up to 22.8 Mbps.

About 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). 

About Patton

Patton is all about connections. 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. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton's specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies. 

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment—including VoIP, Ethernet extension, and wireless router technologies—is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, and the USA.

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