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Rick Gellis Wins NVT Phybridge Network Innovator Award

We are thrilled to announce that Rick Gellis, National Account Manager at C1, has won an NVT Phybridge Network Innovator Award! This accolade is a testament to Rick’s unwavering commitment to digital transformation innovation and excellence.

Commitment to Excellence

At the heart of Rick’s success is a profound dedication to improving digital transformation outcomes for customers by leveraging innovations in network design and Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions. Together, we celebrate significant infrastructure cost savings achieved for clients that enhance return on investment with more of the customer’s budget allocated to IP endpoints and applications. In addition to a better ROI, the digital transformation aligns with environmental sustainability initiatives by reducing/eliminating cabling and electronic e-waste. Rick Gellis helped the customer – Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks law firm, overcome the reach and cable type limitations of standard switches by introducing NVT Phybridge PoLRE PoE innovations and a modern network design approach. Rick helped the customer establish a secure, robust, and high-performance network consistent with Frost & Sullivan’s Modern LAN principles.

Transformative Impact

The success of this project underscores the importance of modern network design principles and PoE innovations to facilitate smoother, more secure, and less disruptive digital transformation pathways for customers. At NVT Phybridge, we believe it’s crucial to highlight and celebrate our partners’ remarkable achievements and success. The Network Innovator Award serves as a beacon of their outstanding achievements and the incredible value they bring to customers. We encourage others in the industry to follow in their footsteps, embracing innovation and environmental responsibility equally.

Congratulations

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Rick and everyone at C1 for this well-deserved recognition. Your dedication to innovation and digital transformation is truly inspiring. We look forward to witnessing your continued success. Thank you for being an exemplary member of our partner community and for your significant contributions to the world of digital transformation.

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Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks Law Firm Overcomes Network Readiness Challenges Using NVT Phybridge PoLRE Technology

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Summary

  • Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks law firm, located in the iconic Carnegie Hall, needed to upgrade its communication capabilities throughout their New York office but faced barriers due to historic preservation laws posing infrastructure concerns, business disruption, and high costs.
  • With a clear goal to transition to IP phones and the cloud within three years, the firm encountered prohibitive cost and business disruption barriers associated with traditional network design thinking.
  • Rick Gellis from ConvergeOne introduced Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks to the NVT Phybridge PoLRE PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch, which simplified and improved the digital transformation project.
  • The prestigious law firm embraced modern network design and innovative PoE solutions to achieve a seamless migration process, reducing project timelines by 90% and network costs by over $270,000.
  • Prevented over 950 pounds of cabling and electronic waste to support the firm’s sustainability objectives.

Challenge

Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks is one of the most prominent entertainment and media law firms in the United States. The firm, housed in the historically preserved Carnegie Hall, faced unique challenges in upgrading from its premise-based IP PBX to a cloud-based IP solution with IP phones. The existing Avaya G650 gateway solution that supported analog phones was nearing end of life (EOL). In 2020, the firm aimed to have a complete IP solution with their communications system in the cloud within 3 years. Although this timeline was quickly approaching, the customer faced barriers to a full IP migration, including new IP phones. Due to historic preservation guidelines, ripping and replacing the existing wiring would require extensive renovations and modifications to the existing walls and lighting installations. The meticulous planning, adherence to preservation guidelines, and lengthy approval processes were too costly, time-consuming, and disruptive for the customer.

Solution

Having used NVT Phybridge solutions many times in the past, Rick Gellis of Converge One was confident in recommending the PoLRE24 & PoLRE48 managed long-reach PoE switches to simplify and improve the communication upgrade without compromising the historical integrity of Carnegie Hall. “It’s great to be able to introduce a network innovation that helps solve customers’ challenges and helps create better IP outcomes for customers,” said Rick Gellis, Converge One. “We are able to allocate more of the customer’s budget to better IP devices and productivity-enhancing IP applications resulting in a better ROI for the customer.”

The PoLRE family of PoE solutions helps organizations leverage new or existing network infrastructure to deploy the latest IP communication solutions without re-cabling—a popular option among customers looking to migrate to IP while minimizing cost and business disruption.

Result

Despite the challenges posed by the building’s protected status, NVT Phybridge’s PoLRE solution enabled a seamless migration process for Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. NVT Phybridge’s support team played a vital role in ensuring a seamless deployment process. Throughout the migration, the support team provided invaluable assistance, addressing queries, and supporting the network configuration. The PoLRE switches were stacked and configured to seamlessly integrate with the new Avaya cloud system.

Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks not only achieved substantial time savings but also realized significant cost reductions. The law firm reduced network readiness costs by eliminating the need for extensive rewiring and associated infrastructure upgrades. The PoLRE solution also helped the law firm to reduce the project’s environmental impact by reducing resource consumption, toxic chemical exposure, and the environmental impact of landfill disposal – having prevented over 950 pounds of e-waste. Additionally, the migration enabled the firm to retire older on-premises servers, leading to further cost savings and operational efficiencies. Ultimately, the successful digital transformation empowered the law firm to embrace modern communication technologies, enhance productivity, and future-proof their operations in line with their cloud-centric vision and overall environmental sustainability goals – while exemplifying their commitment to preserving the historical significance of Carnegie Hall.  “The NVT Phybridge PoE innovation allowed us to save money, accelerate our IP migration, build a secure and robust network, and be environmentally responsible as we modernized our communications platform,” said Jeffrey Day, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. “We greatly appreciate Rick Gellis recommending these network innovations.”

Building a Secure and Robust IP Network

Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks applied Modern LAN Principles and physically segmented the IP phones on a separate PoE backbone using NVT Phybridge PoLRE switches, leveraging the existing point-to-point voice infrastructure. In addition, the customer leveraged the PowerWISE capabilities of the PoLRE managed switches to build in power redundancy and power management capabilities. All the PoLRE switches are consolidated in a single location, making backup power management more cost-effective and simpler to manage for the entire network. Modern LAN principles were applied to create a single point of convergence with the core network, greatly enhancing security, simplifying management, and building a robust and secure network platform for their new Avaya IP phones and cloud communications platform. NVT Phybridge’s technology enables scalable and flexible deployments to meet evolving needs. Whether expanding the system to accommodate growth or adapting to changes in technology requirements, solutions and networks can be scaled without the complexity of traditional network upgrades. The customer also uses the NVT Phybridge CCMT Switch Configuration and Management Tool to support continuous network updates, ensuring application continuity and security.

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Protecting Outdoor Installations: Understanding Surge Protection for Network Equipment

Introduction

Transient Voltage Surges (TVS) pose a significant threat to outdoor network installations, particularly due to the risk of lightning strikes, both direct and indirect. These surges can damage network equipment, resulting in costly repairs and downtime. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of surge protection for outdoor installations and discuss key considerations for selecting and implementing Surge Protection Device (SPD) solutions.

Understanding the Importance of Surge Protection

Transient voltage surges, often caused by lightning strikes, power grid fluctuations, or electrical faults, can wreak havoc on network infrastructure, leading to equipment damage, downtime, and costly repairs. These surges are more prevalent when equipment is installed outdoors. Surge Protection Devices serve as the first line of defense against these electrical disturbances, diverting excess voltage away from sensitive equipment and ensuring uninterrupted operation in the face of adverse conditions.

Lightning strikes pose a threat to outdoor and indoor mounted equipment including long reach network infrastructure, by generating high-voltage surges that can propagate through cabling and damage or destroy connected devices. Surge Protection Devices mitigate the risk of damage by diverting lightning-induced currents to ground, protecting network equipment from catastrophic failure.

Power grid fluctuations, including voltage spikes and sags, can also compromise the integrity of outdoor network installations, leading to equipment malfunction or failure. Surge Protection Devices provide voltage regulation and transient suppression capabilities, stabilizing incoming power and safeguarding sensitive equipment from damage.

Leveraging Surge Protection Solutions

When selecting Surge Protection Device solutions, several key considerations must be considered:

  • POE Compatibility: It’s essential to ensure that Surge Protection Devices are compatible with Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems. Select devices with appropriate wattage and clamping voltage to prevent unintended activation and ensure the functionality of the equipment.
  • Impedance Matching: Match the impedance of the cable as closely as possible to optimize the performance of Surge Protection Devices and mitigate the risk of signal degradation.
  • Environmental Design: Choose Surge Protection Devices rated for the outdoor environment to withstand harsh weather conditions and ensure long-term reliability. Indoor-rated devices may not offer adequate protection against outdoor elements.

Research Collaboration with Surge Protection Manufacturers

NVT Phybridge has conducted thorough testing and research collaboration with Surge Protection Device manufacturers, including Ditek, to ensure compatibility with our technology. This collaboration has resulted in the identification of surge protection solutions that meet the stringent performance requirements of outdoor and extended reach network installations.

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Conclusion

Protecting outdoor network installations from transient voltage surges is paramount to ensuring the reliability and longevity of network equipment. By understanding the importance of Surge Protection Devices and leveraging compatible solutions, organizations can safeguard their investments and minimize the risk of costly downtime due to equipment damage. NVT Phybridge recommends integrating Surge Protection Devices into outdoor installations to enhance resilience and mitigate the impact of Transient Voltage Surges.

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Author – Nicolas Puello

Team Lead – Sales Engineering, NVT Phybridge

Nicolas Puello assists our customers and partners with pre-and post-sales support inquiries, including network configurationinstallation, and troubleshooting. With a background in Systems Analysis and Information Systems Security, Nicolas ensures our customers have the best possible products installed in the best possible layout for their needs. In his spare time, Nicolas leads an online community of over 3,500 individuals with an interest in simulation racing, computer hardware, software, and emerging technologies.

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Don Lodge Wins NVT Phybridge Network Innovator Award  

We are thrilled to announce that Don Lodge, Project Manager at MDC Low Voltage Systems, has won an NVT Phybridge Network Innovator Award! This accolade is a testament to Don’s unwavering commitment to digital transformation innovation and excellence.  

Commitment to Excellence  

At the heart of Don’s success is a profound dedication to improving digital transformation outcomes for customers by leveraging innovations in network design and Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions. Together, we celebrate significant infrastructure cost savings achieved for clients that enhance return on investment with more of the customer’s budget allocated to IP endpoints and applications. In addition to a better ROI, the digital transformation aligns with environmental sustainability initiatives by reducing/eliminating cabling and electronic e-waste. Don Lodge helped the customer – an affordable government housing complex, overcome the reach and cable type limitations of standard switches by introducing NVT Phybridge CLEER EoC innovations and a modern network design approach. Don helped the customer establish a secure, robust, and high-performance network consistent with Frost & Sullivan’s Modern LAN principles.  

Transformative Impact  

The success of this project underscores the importance of modern network design principles and PoE innovations to facilitate smoother, more secure, and less disruptive digital transformation pathways for customers. At NVT Phybridge, we believe it’s crucial to highlight and celebrate our partners’ remarkable achievements and success. The Network Innovator Award serves as a beacon of their outstanding achievements and the incredible value they bring to customers. We encourage others in the industry to follow in their footsteps, embracing innovation and environmental responsibility equally.  

Congratulations  

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Don and everyone at MDC Low Voltage Systems for this well-deserved recognition. Your dedication to innovation and digital transformation is truly inspiring. We look forward to witnessing your continued success. Thank you for being an exemplary member of our partner community and for your significant contributions to the world of digital transformation. 

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Affordable Government Housing Complex Upgrades WiFi in Line with Sustainability Goals

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Summary

  • A government-operated housing agency in the Western USA wanted to modernize a residential building with over 300 affordable government housing units. The agency sought to deploy a new system of Nokia Beacon WiFi Routers to provide residents with access to high-speed, reliable internet.
  • The customer was concerned about the project’s impact on residents, as replacing the existing coaxial infrastructure would be highly disruptive to residents and extremely costly for taxpayers.
  • After a successful proof-of-concept, the reseller partner, MDC Low Voltage Systems, was confident that the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G solution would significantly reduce the project’s network readiness costs and improve the project’s return on investment.
  • The apartment housing complex deployed over 330 Nokia Beacon WiFi Routers while reducing costs by $300,000 and preventing over 4,300 pounds of e-waste, in line with its sustainability goals.

Challenge

A government-operated apartment complex needed a robust network strategy to support high-speed WiFi access points throughout the facility but faced significant logistical and financial challenges. The housing complex needed to deploy Nokia Beacon WiFi routers throughout the facility without disrupting the daily lives of hundreds of residents, who would be affected by any significant construction or installation work. Traditionally, such upgrades involve replacing the existing coaxial cabling, which is a costly and extensive undertaking. The extended project timeline associated with ripping and replacing the existing coax wiring would not only prolong resident inconvenience but also delay the benefits of the new WiFi system. Given the large scale of the complex and city budget constraints, the financial burden of completely overhauling the wiring infrastructure was also a major concern.

The city that runs the housing complex was also focused on sustainability. Replacing the existing infrastructure would generate a considerable amount of e-waste, contradicting the environmental objectives. Finding a solution to minimize e-waste and improve the overall return on investment was a critical challenge for the customer.

Solution

To overcome network readiness challenges and improve the project’s return on investment, the reseller partner, MDC Low Voltage Systems, recommended the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G long-reach EoC (Ethernet over Coax) switch and organized a proof of concept to test the solution in the customer’s environment. After a few simple setup steps, the CLEER24-10G switch transformed the building’s existing and reliable coax-based network into a robust and secure PoE backbone for the new WiFi routers. The successful demonstration showed that the existing coaxial infrastructure could handle the new demands without major modifications, providing confidence in the solution’s performance.

The CLEER24-10G switch delivers up to 50 Watts of power (PoE++) and 10/100 Mbps symmetrical, full-duplex, over coax cabling with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach – 18 times the reach of standard switches. By using the CLEER24-10G switch, the complex could leverage its existing coaxial infrastructure to support high-speed IP data and Power over Ethernet (PoE) for the new Nokia Beacon WiFi routers.

Result

The customer used the CLEER24-10G switch to reduce network readiness costs by over $300,000, deploying over 330 new WiFi routers throughout the apartment housing complex without high costs, disruption, risk, or complexity. The NVT Phybridge solution enabled the reseller partner to transform the customer’s existing network cabling infrastructure into a robust and secure PoE backbone for the new system, eliminating the need for costly and disruptive network infrastructure replacement. “NVT Phybridge provided quick and necessary support for this unique build out,” said Don Lodge, Partner at MDC Low Voltage Systems. “By delivering up to 100mbs to each unit using coax the project team was able to avoid replacing coax cable with ethernet. NVT Phybridge’s availability and execution were key to the projects success.” By leveraging the CLEER24-10G switch to complete the IP upgrade, the customer was able to deploy the new system of WiFi routers with minimal network downtime while eliminating the need for costly network upgrades that would disrupt the daily lives of residents.

The reseller provided an innovative and versatile solution to help the customer complete the digital transformation, resulting in an expedited deployment of the new WiFi routers. “The NVT Phybridge advanced technology and client support helped streamline the entire deployment process resulting in its overall success,” said Luke Pearce, Partner at MDC Low Voltage Systems. Residents were provided access to high-speed, reliable internet connectivity within the facility supported by the new WiFi routers. In addition, the customer furthered its commitment to environmental sustainability by preventing over 4,300 pounds of e-waste during the IP migration.

Enabling Sustainable Digital Transformation

In line with the city’s sustainability goals, the apartment complex used the CLEER24-10G switch to leverage the existing network infrastructure, preventing over 4,300 pounds of e-waste during its WiFi router digital transformation. This project aligned with sustainability objectives of waste reduction, energy efficiency, and ecological resilience by minimizing the need for new materials and reducing the carbon footprint associated with extensive construction activities. The CLEER24-10G switch provided immediate financial and operational benefits while reinforcing the city’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development.

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Is Your Organization Ready for the PSTN and ISDN Switch Off?

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) shut-off represents a significant shift affecting business communications. The necessary shift from PSTN to digital and IP voice solutions will provide a wider range of capabilities for businesses at a lower long-term total cost.

Edit (May 21, 2024): BT Group has postponed the PSTN switch off date to the end of January 2027.

What is PSTN?

PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network), sometimes called traditional landline network, is a circuit-switched system that uses copper wires to transmit analog voice signals. PSTN lines have been vital in ensuring reliable voice communication for residential and commercial users. While PSTN and ISDN lines have stood as the backbone of voice communication, rapid technological advancements have brought innovations and new solutions to the market – resulting in the decommissioning of PSTN services.

Are You Prepared for the PSTN Shut Off?

The decommissioning of PSTN will significantly impact businesses and consumers. A 2023 report by Gamma found that 48% of UK businesses surveyed were either unaware of the PSTN shut-off (29%) or were uninformed of the details (19%). The same report also found that of the UK businesses using PSTN and aware of the shut-off, 46% had not completed any activities towards a migration. Businesses must understand the details of the PSTN shut-off, what it means for their existing systems, and the investments required to adapt. The report found that businesses currently use PSTN for customer support (69%), orders/bookings (59%), marketing/sales (50%), internal collaboration (48%), and logistics (47%).

It’s Time to Modernize

The driving force behind the decommissioning of PSTN is the shift towards IP-based networks. Internet Protocol (IP) networks offer a greater degree of flexibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency than the antiquated PSTN infrastructure. Moreover, IP-based networks facilitate the integration of voice, data, and video services into a singular network, simplifying communication and boosting productivity.

Moving from PSTN to Digital/IP Voice Services

As the decommissioning of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) approaches, businesses and organizations need to gear up to shift to digital or IP voice solutions. This transition brings numerous benefits and opportunities for improved communication and efficiency.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)/IP telephony harnesses the power of the Internet to transmit voice calls. Unlike traditional PSTN services, digital voice and IP voice services use data networks to transmit voice packets, resulting in cost savings, improved call quality, and advanced features.

Preparing for the shift from PSTN to digital voice requires thoroughly assessing the existing infrastructure and determining the compatibility of legacy devices and systems. Many legacy devices, such as analog phones, fax machines, and alarm systems, rely on PSTN analog connections and will be affected by the decommissioning. Businesses need to identify suitable replacements or solutions to ensure uninterrupted communication.

Get Started

A key component in building a robust backbone for IP telephony is Power over Ethernet (PoE) networking solutions. PoE technology simplifies the deployment of IP phones and other network devices by delivering both power and data through a single Ethernet cable. NVT Phybridge offers a comprehensive range of solutions to replace outdated PSTN analog solutions. Innovative networking solutions, such as the PoLRE managed switches, enable businesses to easily migrate to digital and IP voice solutions without costly infrastructure upgrades or re-cabling. Thousands of organizations and government agencies around the world have already seamlessly transitioned to IP telephony while preserving investments in existing LAN cabling. Learn more by reading our customer success stories.

Upgrade to an IP voice solution across multiple locations in 3 simple steps:

  1. Rack, stack, and configure NVT Phybridge PoE switches.
  2. Connect PoE Switches to the Existing and Proven LAN Infrastructure.
  3. At the endpoint location, deploy the adapter and connect your new IP communication device.

Government Initiatives and Support for the PSTN Shut-Off

The PSTN shut-off is a significant milestone in the telecommunications industry. As technology continues to evolve, the UK government has taken an active role in facilitating the transition and ensuring a smooth decommissioning process.

The government acknowledges the importance of this transition and has implemented various initiatives to support businesses during this period of change. One key role of the government is to provide guidance and regulatory frameworks to telecom service providers and businesses to ensure a seamless transition.

The government has launched several programs and resources to support businesses during the PSTN shut-off. These initiatives aim to provide guidance, technical assistance, and financial support to help businesses adapt to the new communication landscape. Businesses can access these programs and resources to understand the implications of decommissioning and implement appropriate solutions.

The collaboration between the government and telecom service providers is crucial for a successful transition. The government has been working closely with service providers to ensure the necessary infrastructure and support systems are in place. This collaboration includes regular communication, coordination of efforts, and sharing best practices to ensure a smooth transition for businesses and consumers.

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Reduce the Cost and Increase the Benefits of Security System Upgrades and Additions

Introduction

Many properties are equipped with security or other building systems that are outdated and in need of upgrading or replacement. However, the cost of network infrastructure often renders such projects unaffordable, especially when traditional office LAN technology is used for sizable installations or upgrades, where the network infrastructure cost can exceed the cost of the connected devices. Fortunately, this no longer needs to be the case.

Recent technological advancements present a unique opportunity for medium and large organizations to upgrade or expand their physical security or other building systems while enhancing their facilities’ sustainability. By utilizing modern networking technologies, these organizations can achieve high-performance networking with reduced energy consumption and cable e-waste, all at a deployment project total cost savings of 50% to 80% compared to traditional technology deployments.

This paper primarily focuses on electronic physical security systems and includes examples of improvements and cost savings in other systems. Although some technical information is provided, the main purposes of this paper are to make the business case that Modern LAN technology should be considered for how it could contribute to existing or future system deployments and to provide a document you can share with the appropriate strategic, tactical and operational stakeholders involved in the network design and implementations for your building systems.

What is Different Now?

The current landscape differs from the past due to the emergence of standards-based networking technology developed to meet Industrial IoT needs, including those of building systems. However, business IT network designers, who are familiar with general-purpose office systems, often lack expertise in Modern LAN network technologies designed for purpose-built control systems, communications systems, and their IoT devices.

Two key cost factors are involved. Firstly, Modern LAN technology is designed to reuse existing cabling, such as coax and UTP wiring, used in earlier generations of analog cameras and telephone systems. This reuse is a major factor in making modern office LAN equipment more cost-effective, eliminating the need to rip-and-replace cabling. Secondly, Modern LAN technology can extend Power over Ethernet connections up to 6,000 ft, far exceeding the 328 ft limit of office LAN technology. This extended range significantly reduces the amount of network equipment, power, and air-conditioned wiring closet (IDF room) space required.

Technology Environmental Impacts

Modern LAN technology operates on a fraction of the electrical power required for office LAN technology due to the reduced equipment needs. Reducing electrical energy use and eliminating e-waste, including reusing copper cables, are key sustainability objectives for today’s organizations. An organization’s sustainability profile is increasingly important, influencing annual public financial reports, business financing, investor decisions, partnerships, and customer purchasing decisions.

LEED & BREEAM

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) sustainability standards and certifications are crucial. LEED sustainability categories related to their certifications include, Energy Efficiency, Materials and Resources purchasing, Sustainability Innovation. Similarly, BREEAM categories include Energy, Materials, and Waste. The larger the networking deployment, whether new or upgraded, the greater the impact on LEED or BREEAM certification ratings.

Example Cost and Environmental Impacts

To those unfamiliar with large-scale Modern LAN networking projects, the size of the cost savings and environmental impacts can be quite surprising.

Cruise Line Security Camera Upgrade

A recent cruise line eight-ship upgrade from analog security cameras to IP cameras saved $4 million in network infrastructure costs and prevented 120 tons of rip-and-replace e-waste. They increased the number of IP cameras in all public areas using an adapter that supports up to four IP cameras over a single coax cable run. The installation process took two weeks per ship, as opposed to the original plan to run CAT6a cable throughout that would have taken two months per ship and curtailed the number of cruise trips.

Customs and Border Patrol 10,000 Camera Upgrade

A government agency modernized its outdated analog surveillance system by replacing 10,000 analog cameras with intelligent IP cameras across 360 customs offices and border crossings. Reusing the existing camera cable saved over $3 million, prevented over 60 tons of cable e-waste (electronic waste), and reduced planned deployment time by 80%.

Global Credit Rating Organization

The organization upgraded 1,500 desk phone users to a new IP voice system to access advanced features like call recording, call accounting, mobility, unified communications, and call center capabilities. The original plan involved replacing existing CAT3 cabling with CAT6a cables, and installing PoE switches and new backup power systems all estimated at $1.8 million. An 18-month disruptive deployment plan involved moving sets of employees between workstations. Opting to reuse the existing CAT3 cabling and installing long-range PoE switches at a cost of $300,000 eliminated the need for extensive building remodeling and the associated business disruption.

Leading Global Jewelry Chain

This retailer planned to upgrade low-resolution analog cameras to high-resolution IP cameras across all facilities. By leveraging the existing coax cable, the first 30 locations were recently upgraded at less than half the original cost – $195,000 instead of $500,000. The planned cable e-waste was eliminated.

Multinational Food Company

A large multinational food company with 4,000 analog phone across 47 locations upgraded is analog phone system with an IP voice solution, reusing the existing CAT3 phone system cable, eliminating the originally planned CAT3 replacement with CAT6a cable, preventing over 12 tons or e-waste. No new IDF rooms were needed, and the infrastructure costs were reduced by more than $1.2 million. The upgrade was performed in four months compared to the original 18-month forecast.

Large Power Station

A large power station wanted to upgrade its outdated analog cameras with IP cameras. The power station’s camera coaxial cabling was cemented underground. Ripping and replacing the existing cabling would cause structural damage, significant cost increases, and require months of additional work. Reuse of the existing cabling avoided 300 pounds of cabling e-waste. The significantly reduced infrastructure costs allowed the station to allocate more budget to high-quality cameras.

Ethernet Extenders

Ethernet extender products first emerged several decades ago to address the need for Ethernet connections exceeding the standard 328 ft. limit without the necessity of additional network closets and their associated HVAC and power requirements. Initially designed for a few connections, these extenders catered to slower network speeds at that time.

As network speeds and demand for more connections increased, newer Ethernet extenders evolved to support higher speeds and greater traffic volumes. Some support PoE. However, many early extenders struggled with high-volume traffic and maintaining the quality of service essential for voice or video systems. Most couldn’t provide enterprise-grade networking capabilities, often introducing latency and errors, complicating network troubleshooting due to their lack of network protocol-level functionality and visibility in network monitoring tools. A few vendors make switches supporting PoE over long range Ethernet, but for the most part most such switches lack the enterprise grade switch functionality.

Networks for medium- and large-scale security systems, VOIP phone systems, public address (PA) systems, and other building infrastructures necessitate fully manageable networks. This includes the need for extended Ethernet segments that are manageable and compatible with the connected network layers. To meet these demands, enterprise-grade long-range PoE products are essential, similar to those that facilitated the Modern LAN deployments highlighted on the previous page.

Enterprise Grade Long range Ethernet

There are several reasons why many network designers in large enterprise organizations might not consider long-range Ethernet products for new network designs or expansions:

  • Previous Bad Experiences: Some have had negative experiences with earlier Ethernet extender products.
  • Lack of Awareness of Standards-Based Enterprise-Grade Products: Others may not have evaluated IEEE standards-based products independently certified for performance capabilities required by enterprise networks, leading to a misconception that suitable long-range Ethernet technology does not exist.
  • Manufacturer Limitations: In some cases, manufacturers lacked:
    • Product line that could satisfy all the long range Ethernet requirements.
    • An advanced in-house network testing and compatibility laboratory.
    • Documented results of performance testing and product comparisons.
    • Support personnel with enterprise-grade networking experience.
    • Similar existing customer deployments to reference.
    • Offers cost-free proof of concept deployments.
    • Detailed product documentation on networking capabilities and compatibilities.
    • Commitment to innovation and thought leadership (including helping customers overcome networking challenges and barriers).
    • Professional services capability for design and implementation support.
  • Geographical and Regulatory Constraints:
    • Products were not manufactured in North America.
    • Products lacked approval for use in U.S. government facilities.
  • Misrepresentation: Instances of manufacturers making false claims on their websites.

Consequently, network designers who have had a bad experience or could not find previously acceptable technology are often reluctant to consider newer technologies, dismissing them automatically without further evaluation.

Vendor and Product Evaluation

When evaluating long-range PoE solutions, consider the following key factors:

  1. Company Commitment and Offering: Assess whether Long Range PoE is a core or complementary offering for the provider. Evaluate their range of solutions, from basic unmanaged units to sophisticated managed systems.
  2. Features & Capabilities: Examine the feature set, paying particular attention to the power strategy, including aspects like redundancy and hot-swappable power supplies, which are essential for minimizing downtime. Network
  3. Core Technology: The underlying technology, such as HomePlug, MOCA, VDSL, ADSL, or Straight Ethernet, greatly impacts performance. Consider the bandwidth (symmetrical or asymmetrical) and its suitability for the deployment environment and endpoint requirements.
  4. Technology and Performance:
  • Bandwidth: Assess the implications of duplex (full or half) and bandwidth type (symmetrical vs. asymmetrical) on network performance and reliability.
  • Latency: Evaluate the impact of latency, particularly for real-time applications like voice or video, where low latency is crucial.
  • Noise/Crosstalk: Be mindful of noise production, especially in large deployments, as it can cause interference, device slowdown, and packet loss.

Selecting the appropriate long-range PoE solution requires a thorough evaluation of the provider’s commitment, features and capabilities, core technology, and overall performance, including bandwidth, latency, and noise considerations.

Modern LAN Technology

In the past, the capabilities and value of physical security systems were often constrained by the technological limits of the time. Fortunately, we have moved beyond that era. Today, we are entering an age where our knowledge and design thinking are the primary limitations, thanks to the increasingly rapid pace of technological advancement.

Despite such growth, many physical security system communication infrastructures are still being designed using network models that are 40 years old. Recognizing this, in 2018, the global analyst firm Frost & Sullivan studied the contemporary networking landscape for IoT systems, including building control and physical security systems. They concluded that traditional office LAN network design practices are unsuitable for high device-count systems like security systems, which often require PoE network connections extending up to 2000 feet or more.

In response, Frost & Sullivan developed the Modern LAN design principles. These principles guide deploying new standards-based long-range PoE networking technology, now delivering impressive results across various business sectors. These sectors include education, hospitality, healthcare, government, manufacturing, retail, transportation, building design and construction, and property management.

There is an opportunity for organizations that have previously deployed many IDF rooms, unaware of or without access to long-range PoE technologies, during future network expansions. Consider how long-range PoE technology could enable the repurposing of some existing network equipment. By replacing shorter Ethernet runs with longer ones, existing equipment can be freed up for use in network expansion projects, potentially leading to considerable savings.

For more in-depth information download the eBook titled, “Future-Ready Network Design for Physical Security Systems: How to avoid under-designing and overspending on your physical security system networking.”

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IP Cameras in Gas Stations

Overcoming Critical Network Readiness Barriers When Deploying IP Cameras in Gas Station Environments

Surveillance is paramount for IT and Security System Managers in the gas station industry (filling stations/petrol stations). This resource will provide guidance and crucial considerations as you transition from analog to IP cameras or set up a new IP surveillance system in a gas station environment. We’ll discuss the vital role of security cameras in these settings, critical considerations for IP camera deployment, and the challenges unique to gas stations.

Additionally, we’ll cover integrating IP cameras with existing security systems, best practices for camera installation, and ways to maximize return on investment (ROI). Let’s explore the process of effectively implementing IP cameras in a gas station environment.

Why Gas Stations Need Security Cameras

Gas stations can be prone to criminal activities due to their 24/7 operations and external POS terminals. Implementing a robust security system, including IP cameras, is a must. Here are three reasons why security cameras are non-negotiable for gas stations:

Deterrence of criminal activities: Security cameras act as a significant deterrent to potential criminals. Knowing their actions are being recorded reduces the likelihood of theft, vandalism, and other criminal activities. The mere visibility of security cameras can discourage potential criminals.

Ensuring customer and employee safety: Security cameras are essential in creating a safe environment for customers and employees. They can quickly identify suspicious behavior or potential threats, and the recorded footage can serve as valuable evidence for law enforcement agencies.

Transaction monitoring: Strategically positioned IP cameras can capture clear images of fuel pump transactions, ensuring accuracy and preventing fraudulent activities. By monitoring these transactions, discrepancies, or unauthorized activities, such as card skimming or pump tampering, can be identified, protecting the business’s financial interests.

Considerations When Deploying IP Cameras at the Pump

When implementing IP cameras in a gas station environment, several key considerations must be considered. These considerations will ensure the cameras are effectively selected, positioned, and connected. Here are the three main factors to consider:

Selecting the appropriate IP camera models: The cameras must be designed for outdoor environments. Outdoor IP cameras must be weatherproof and vandal-resistant, with a wide dynamic range. Choose IP camera models that meet these requirements for reliable performance, durability, and interoperability with existing systems.

Optimal camera placement: Proper camera placement is crucial for effective surveillance. Key areas include fuel pumps, entrance and exit points, cashier areas, and parking lots. Strategically placing cameras in these locations will maximize coverage and capture necessary details.

Building a robust network infrastructure: A secure and robust network infrastructure is essential for effectively enabling IP cameras. This includes sufficient bandwidth to support high-quality video streaming. Enterprise-grade long-reach Power over Ethernet (PoE) innovations, like those offered by NVT Phybridge, can deliver power and data to the IP cameras over new or existing cabling to reduce network readiness costs, project complexity, and cyber security concerns.

Overcoming Challenges in Gas Station Environments

Gas station environments pose unique challenges when it comes to implementing IP cameras. IT and physical security teams must address several challenges to ensure optimal surveillance and security.

Weather conditions: Gas stations are exposed to various weather conditions, potentially damaging the cameras and affecting their performance. To overcome this, choose IP cameras designed to withstand outdoor environments. Look for cameras with weatherproof and temperature-resistant features.

Lighting and glare: Proper lighting is essential for capturing clear, detailed video footage. However, gas stations often have bright lights and glare, which can cause overexposure and wash out the images. To optimize image quality, consider IP cameras with advanced image sensors and technologies, such as wide dynamic range (WDR) and backlight compensation (BLC).

Protection from vandalism and tampering: Gas stations are prone to vandalism and tampering, which can compromise the security of the premises. Choose cameras with robust construction and tamper-resistant features to safeguard your surveillance system. Look for cameras with impact-resistant housings, vandal-proof domes, and built-in tamper detection capabilities.

Networking Best Practices for IP Camera Installation

When implementing IP cameras in a gas station environment, following modern networking best practices will help ensure optimal performance and return on investment. Here are some key considerations:

Ensure a purpose-built LAN: As proposed in this Frost & Sullivan whitepaper, planning an effective network must start with the endpoint requirements. Avoid the “one-size-fits-all” mentality to design and optimize the network for the devices and applications it supports.

Network convergence: While integrating your physical security network with other systems on the core network may seem convenient, it may present cyber security vulnerabilities. Consult network design partners to ensure the right balance between system integration and cyber security risks to minimize core network breach potential.

Power over Ethernet innovations: Leverage new long-reach PoE innovations, like those from NVT Phybridge, to deliver power and data to IP cameras and other security devices over longer distances, up to 18 farther than standard switches in some cases.

Cable management and routing: Proper cable management is essential for maintaining an organized installation. This not only enhances aesthetics but also prevents accidental cable damage. Mount the cameras securely and secure the cables to avoid any hazards.

Testing and optimization: Before finalizing the installation, test and optimize the camera performance. This involves checking the video quality, adjusting camera angles, and configuring the camera settings to meet the specific requirements of the gas station environment.

Maximizing Digital Transformation ROI with NVT Phybridge

Reduce network readiness costs by leveraging existing network cabling. PoE innovations, like those offered by NVT Phybridge, leverage any new or existing single-pair UTP, coax, multi-pair UTP, and 2-wire cabling to deliver power and data to IP cameras. Using existing network cabling also simplifies network design, accelerates digital transformation timelines, and can help organizations achieve sustainability objectives by reducing e-waste significantly. Reallocate network infrastructure cost savings towards ROI-driving devices and applications.

Additionally, the NVT Phybridge CCMT Switch Configuration Tool allows users to configure, manage, and upgrade their NVT Phybridge managed switches from a single application to reduce complexity and network management costs. This tool helps users manage switches across multiple locations to improve internal efficiencies, minimize network maintenance costs, and reduce the risk of human error.

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What is an Edge Network?

An edge network is the outer layer of a network infrastructure. Edge networks connect end-users, and the devices they use, to the core network. The edge network enables IP devices and provides access to applications. The edge network includes various components, such as routers, switches, access points, and servers.

What is a Core Network?

The core network is the backbone of a network infrastructure. It is responsible for transporting large volumes of data quickly and reliably between different network components. The core network typically comprises high-speed routers and switches that handle large traffic volumes. Core networks also connect various networks, such as connecting a local network to the internet.

What is Edge Computing?

While closely related, edge computing and edge networks are two different concepts. Edge computing is processing data near the generated source rather than sending it to a centralized location for processing. Edge computing brings computing resources closer to the devices that create and use the data, enabling faster data processing, reduced latency, and improved application performance.

In networking, two frequently used terms are core network and edge network. Although these terms may seem similar, they represent different network components. Understanding the differences between core networks and edge networks is vital in building and maintaining an efficient network infrastructure. Edge computing and edge networks are closely related since edge computing devices often rely on edge networks to transmit data. Edge networks provide the connectivity needed for edge devices to communicate with each other and the core network.

Edge Networks vs. Core Networks

  • Function: The core network is responsible for transporting large volumes of data between different network components, while the edge network connects directly to IP devices and provides access to applications.
  • Location: The core network is located at the central part of the network infrastructure, while the edge network is at the outer layer.
  • Components: The core network is composed of high-speed routers and switches, while the edge network is composed of routers, PoE switches, access points, and servers.
  • Traffic: The core network handles large volumes of traffic. The edge network enables IP devices and real-time applications, which are often latency sensitive.

How Does a Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch Improve Edge Networks?

Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches are a crucial component of modern edge networks. They provide several benefits that improve an edge network’s functionality and efficiency.

  • Simplified Network Design: PoE switches eliminate the need for separate power sources for network devices such as IP cameras, wireless access points, and VoIP phones. PoE switches simplify network design and reduce cabling costs by transmitting power and data over a single copper cable.
  • Flexible Deployment: PoE switches offer flexible deployment options, allowing devices to be placed in locations where power outlets are not readily available. This provides greater flexibility in network design, as devices can be installed in previously impossible areas.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: PoE switches enable efficient power management, providing power only when required. This means that devices can be turned off when not in use, reducing energy costs and the overall environmental impact of the business.
  • Centralized Management: IT administrators can monitor and manage network devices from a single location, reducing the need for manual device configuration and software updates.
  • Improved Reliability: PoE switches provide a reliable power supply to network devices, reducing the risk of power outages and downtime. This ensures that network devices remain operational and critical services are not disrupted.
  • Cost-Effective: PoE switches are more cost-effective than traditional switches and power sources, especially PoE switches with long-reach capabilities. These devices eliminate the need for separate power sources, reducing installation and maintenance costs.

Improve your Core and Edge Networks with NVT Phybridge

NVT Phybridge has various switches to enhance core and edge networks. For example, the FLEX24-10G switch is a versatile network switch well suited for core networking with its 1-gigabit downlink ports and 10-gigabit uplink ports. However, organizations can also use the FLEX24-10G switch for its edge network to enable IP devices at extended distances. When paired with a FLEX adapter and operating in long-range Ethernet (LRE) mode, the FLEX24-10G switch can provide a 100-megabit connection and PoE + with up to 2,000 feet (610 meters) reach, which is six times farther than traditional switches.

Additionally, the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G Ethernet over Coax (EoC) switch is designed for edge networking, delivering a 100-megabit connection with up to 3,000ft (915m) reach or a 10-megabit connection with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach. Using an EC adapter, both modes deliver PoE+ over a single long-run coax cable.

Not All PoE Innovations Are Created Equal

NVT Phybridge PoE switches and extenders provide several benefits that improve the functionality and efficiency of edge networks and are a valuable investment for organizations looking to deploy IP devices.

Thousands of organizations trust the performance of NVT Phybridge Power over Ethernet technology to improve IP migration projects and support IP devices. See the performance results for yourself! Select and compare our PoE technology against the industry-leading Cisco Catalyst switch and the competition.

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Quickly Deploy IP Devices in Elevator Cabins Using Existing Traveler Cables

Quick Guide for Enabling IP Devices in Elevators

NVT Phybridge networking solutions can grow modularly from 1 to 4. Therefore, if the number exceeds four units, it must be treated as a new solution with the difference in remaining equipment. Below are four scenarios for transmitting IP signals through traveling cables in vertical transport. The solutions below provide the ability to connect IP signals from the elevator cabin to the machine room. Before starting a project, the following questions must be answered to identify and support the best solution:

  1. What is the distance of the traveling cable?
  2. What is the potential power consumption of the IP devices in the elevator cabin (this is to determine if power can be delivered from the switch in the machine room or if the device(s) must be locally powered)?
  3. What types of cables are available within the traveling cable?
  4. What is the total number of devices to be placed in each cabin?
  5. What is the total number of elevators communicating with the machine room?
  6. Are you connecting to a Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch in the machine room?

Once these six questions are answered, the design phase is very simple. Four applications can be used, and the cable type must be known. These four applications can be connected in Star or Bus configuration.

NV-EC1701PLS-XKIT Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 1 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-60W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P)
NV-EC1701PLS-K2H Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 2 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA), 1 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P), 1 x BNC “T” Adapter (NV-BNCT)
NV-EC1701PLS-K3H Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 3 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA), 2 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P), 1 x BNC Coax Splitter 1:4 (NV-EC4BNC)
NV-EC1701PLS-K4H Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 4 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA), 2 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P), 1 x BNC Coax Splitter 1:4 (NV-EC4BNC)

Star Configuration for Several Elevators with One Device in Each Elevator

One Elevator and a Single Device
NV-EC1701PLS-XKIT Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 1 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-60W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P)

Single Endpoint Coax Extender Solution

Single Endpoint UTP Extender Solution


Single 60-Watt Transmission System (Coax or UTP)

NV-EC1701PLS-XKIT (EoC/UTP)

•       1 x 1701+ Base Extender (NV-EC1701PLS-BSE)

•       1 x 1701+ Link Adapter (NV-EC1701PLS-LK)

•       1 x NV-PS55-60W Power Supply with IEC line cord

•      1 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter, pack of 2. (NV-BNCA-2P)

Two Elevators and a Single Device
NV-EC1701PLS-K2H Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 2 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA), 1 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P), 1 x BNC “T” Adapter (NV-BNCT)

Two Endpoint Coax Extender Solution

Two Endpoint UTP Extender Solution

Dual 110 Watt Transmission System (Coax or UTP)

NV-EC1701PLS-K2H (EoC/UTP)

•       1 x 1701+ Base Extender (NV-EC1701PLS-BSE)

•       2 x 1701+ Link Adapter (NV-EC1701PLS-LK)

•       1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord

•       1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA)

•       1 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter, pack of 2. (NV-BNCA-2P)

•       1 x BNC “T” Adapter (NV-BNCT)

Three Elevators and a Single Device
NV-EC1701PLS-K3H Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 3 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA), 2 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P), 1 x BNC Coax Splitter 1:4 (NV-EC4BNC)

Two Endpoint Coax Extender Solution

Three Endpoint UTP Extender Solution

Triple 110 Watt Transmission System (Coax or UTP)

NV-EC1701PLS-K3H (EoC/UTP)

•       1 x 1701+ Base Extender (NV-EC1701PLS-BSE)

•       3 x 1701+ Link Adapter (NV-EC1701PLS-LK)

•       1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord

•       1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA)

•       2 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter, pack of 2. (NV-BNCA-2P)

•       1 x BNC Coax Splitter 1:4 (NV-EC4BNC)

Four Elevators and a Single Device
NV-EC1701PLS-K4H Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 4 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA), 2 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P), 1 x BNC Coax Splitter 1:4 (NV-EC4BNC)

Four Endpoint Coax Extender Solution

Four Endpoint UTP Extender Solution


Quad 110 Watt Transmission System (Coax or UTP)

NV-EC1701PLS-K4H (EoC/UTP)

•       1 x 1701+ Base Extender (NV-EC1701PLS-BSE)

•       4 x 1701+ Link Adapter (NV-EC1701PLS-LK)

•       1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord

•       1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA)

•       2 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter, pack of 2. (NV-BNCA-2P)

•       1 x BNC Coax Splitter 1:4 (NV-EC4BNC)

Bus Connection When There is More Than One Device in an Elevator

Multiple Endpoint Daisy-Chain Coax Extender Solution

Multiple Endpoint Daisy-Chain UTP Extender Solution

**Important: NV-BNCA adapter is required for daisy chaining applications. For daisy-chaining: If purchasing an NV-EC1701PLS-K3H kit, please purchase one additional NV-BNCA separately. If purchasing an NV-EC1701PLS-K4H kit, please purchase two additional NV-BNCA separately.**

One Elevator With 2 Devices in Each Elevator
NV-EC1701PLS-K2H Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 2 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA), 1 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P), 1 x BNC “T” Adapter (NV-BNCT)

Dual 110 Watt Transmission System (Coax or UTP)

NV-EC1701PLS-K2H (EoC/UTP)

•       1 x 1701+ Base Extender (NV-EC1701PLS-BSE)

•       2 x 1701+ Link Adapter (NV-EC1701PLS-LK)

•       1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord

•       1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA)

•       1 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter, pack of 2. (NV-BNCA-2P)

•       1 x BNC “T” Adapter (NV-BNCT)

One Elevator with 3 Devices in Each Elevator
NV-EC1701PLS-K3H Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 3 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA), 2 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P), 1 x BNC Coax Splitter 1:4 (NV-EC4BNC)

Triple 110 Watt Transmission System (Coax or UTP)

NV-EC1701PLS-K3H (EoC/UTP)

•       1 x 1701+ Base Extender (NV-EC1701PLS-BSE)

•       3 x 1701+ Link Adapter (NV-EC1701PLS-LK)

•       1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord

•       1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA)

•       2 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter, pack of 2. (NV-BNCA-2P)

•       1 x BNC Coax Splitter 1:4 (NV-EC4BNC)

One Elevator with 4 Devices in Each Elevator
NV-EC1701PLS-K4H Kit Includes: 1 x 1701+ Base Extender, 4 x 1701+ Link Adapter, 1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord, 1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA), 2 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter – pack of 2 (NV-BNCA-2P), 1 x BNC Coax Splitter 1:4 (NV-EC4BNC)

Quad 110 Watt Transmission System (Coax or UTP)

NV-EC1701PLS-K4H (EoC/UTP)

•       1 x 1701+ Base Extender (NV-EC1701PLS-BSE)

•       4 x 1701+ Link Adapter (NV-EC1701PLS-LK)

•       1 x NV-PS55-110W Power Supply with IEC line cord

•       1 x BNC Screw Terminal Adapter (NV-BNCA)

•       2 x BNC to 2Pin Screw Terminal Adapter, pack of 2. (NV-BNCA-2P)

•       1 x BNC Coax Splitter 1:4 (NV-EC4BNC)

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