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Patton's New Industrial Network Extender Supports Concurrent Copper and Fiber Rings


The new CL2380R ruggedized network extender integrates 2 fiber connections with six local and two long-range Ethernet interfaces all in one device.

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GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Patton—creator of the world’s first Ethernet extender—announces the new ruggedized CopperLink CL2380R long-range copper and fiber network extender is now available for pre-order.

Advanced. Patton's Industrial Network Extender represents a significant advancement in the field of industrial communication solutions. By integrating fiber backbones with long-range copper rings, Patton’s latest innovation in network technology offers unparalleled reliability and future-proof operation for industrial Ethernet applications.

Market. Patton’s announcement comes amidst projections that today’s global $10.2 billion industrial Ethernet market will reach $22.6 Billion by 2032. The automotive and transportation segment accounts for the largest share of the market in 2022 generating $8.9 billion revenue. North America is reportedly the largest industrial Ethernet market globally in 2022, boasting a 43% revenue share.

Ideal for intelligent transportation networks, including roadways, railways, bridges, tunnels, and such, Patton’s CL2380R offers significant cost reductions by integrating existing copper infrastructure with fiber rings and backbones.

Seamless. Patton’s new network extender seamlessly switches between copper and fiber rings, preserving network connectivity for such critical operations as security & surveillance, remote control, metering, sensor connectivity, traffic controls (lights, gates, etc.), and IP cameras on roadsides and intersections.

Engineered for ease of use, security, and durability, the ruggedized CL2380R is perfectly suited for use in aerospace, defense, robotics, oil and gas, alternative energy, water, wastewater, marine, and rail industries.

Future-proof. Patton’s new industrial network extender helps network designers create future-proof systems that remain at the forefront of technological innovation with maximized performance and uptime in harsh industrial applications.

“We’ve married a long-range multi-drop copper Ethernet extender with a managed 8-port industrial Ethernet switch,” said Burton A. Patton, EVP at Patton, LLC. “Our game-changing solution includes 6 LAN and 2 gigabit SFP WAN ports. This revolutionary product offers remarkable utility for industrial Ethernet applications.”

Interfaces. The CL2380R network extender from Patton provides 2 fiber connections combined with six local 10/100 and two long-range copper Ethernet interfaces all in one device.

Initial shipments of the CL2380R are expected to begin in October.
Coming soon. In the near future, Patton plans to release the world’s smallest VoIP gateway—delivered as a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) unit. Wait for it. . .

Related News. Patton recently announced a revolutionary industrial network extender that carries industrial Ethernet and RS-232 connections up to four miles over single twisted pair and achieves speeds up to 15 Mbps.

About Patton

Patton designs and manufactures high-quality communications equipment including networking, telecom, ProAV, and IoT products—all made in the USA. Incorporated in 1984 and headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, Patton provides right-priced products and services for carrier, enterprise, government, and industrial markets.

 Patton’s advanced technologies help organizations preserve investments in legacy systems while facilitating the transition to ALL-IP—and the convergence of all communication modalities. Patton's electronics contract manufacturing services (ECMS) and special projects group (SPG) offer customized contract engineering, hardware and software design, elctro-mechanical assembly and manufacturing.

Leveraging virtualization, SDN, SD-WAN, and NFV, Patton Cloud provides touchless provisioning and edge-orchestration services. With decades of technology expertise in unified communications, network access & connectivity, industrial networking, and software & cloud, Patton’s world-class support team stands ready to help get you connected and running for years to come.

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