KBC Makes Upgrading Analog to IP
December 2017 by Marc Jacob
KBC Networks, manufacturer of industrial transmission equipment for IP and high-definition systems, recently introduced its new, robust eCopper™ product line, featuring Ethernet over Coax (EoC) and Ethernet over UTP (EoU) transmission in a multi-port design perfect for utilizing existing copper-cable infrastructure to accommodate IP cameras.
This simple and innovative product family offers a cost-effective way to connect the latest in IP cameras using existing coax or copper wiring to a remote monitoring station. Through the copper infrastructure, eCopper™ powers both its transmitter and remote cameras, eliminating the need for any additional power source at the camera site. eCopper™ also provides Power over Coax (PoC) management, giving system operators the ability to remotely turn each port’s power on and off from the central monitoring location. This PoC feature is a plug-and-play solution with a user-friendly GUI, offering easy set-up and system maintenance.
The eCopper™ product line offers a single-channel transmitter and single, 4, 8 and 16-channel receivers, available for both EoC and EoU transmission. The single-channel transmitter and receiver can be wall mounted while the 4-channel offers a wall or DIN rail mount and the 8 and 16-channel receivers come as a 1U-high rack mount.