PoLRE 8-Port 1 Pair UTP Unmanaged Switch

The plug and play PoLRE (Power over Long Reach Ethernet) LPC switch is an 8 port unmanaged ethernet switch. This powerful switch delivers ethernet and PoE over a single pair of wire with 1,200 ft (365 m) reach.

PoLRE was designed to make the migration to IP quick, easy and cost effective by leveraging an existing single pair UTP infrastructure. Benefits include:

  • Accelerating your return on investment by reducing infrastructure costs;
  • Collapsing planning and deployment time;
  • Eliminating infrastructure barriers, risks, disruption and costs;
  • Creating a robust IP platform that is easy to configure, deploy and manage.

Unlike other Ethernet switch technologies, the PoLRE LPC switch offers:

Speed, Reach and Power

The LPC delivers 10 Mbps (symmetrical, full duplex) and PoE over a single pair of UTP with 1,200 ft (365 m) reach. It is designed to support IP Phones and other IEEE compliant devices. There is no reduction in bandwidth speed based on longer distances.

Simple Deployment

PoLRE LPC was designed to make it simple for small businesses or distributed enterprise to simplify their IP migration. No network configuration required.




Where can I buy the NVT Phybridge PoLRE LPC solution?

NVT Phybridge solutions are available through our Distribution Partners. Our list of distributors is constantly growing, please contact us directly for a list of distributors.

What are these solutions?

The NVT Phybridge PoLRE is a Layer 2 Ethernet data switch that provides a complete parallel voice network over existing telephone cabling. The solution allows for a non-disruptive, quick and easy way to deploy IP telephony and Unified Communications (UC) applications. The NVT Phybridge PoLRE LPC comes in 8 port models. The NVT Phybridge PhyLink Adapters are common to both models. It is necessary to have one PhyLink Adapter for every active port on the NVT Phybridge PoLRE.

What is the warranty?

12 month Silver Maintenance, which includes replacement warranty is standard. Gold and Silver Maintenance levels are also available at additional cost at time of purchase.

What is the service and support?

12 month Silver Maintenance, which includes support is standard. Gold and Silver Maintenance levels are also available at additional cost at time of purchase.

What is the competition?

NVT Phybridge is the only company to competitively offer robust solutions that leverage existing infrastructure to provide POE and Ethernet to an endpoint at distance of 1,200 feet or greater.

Do these products support all major VoIP manufacturers?

Yes. Any IP PBX device is supported as the NVT Phybridge PoLRE LPC is an unmanaged networking switch.

Who has tested the NVT Phybridge PoLRE?

Multiple manufacturers, VARs and vendors have tested the NVT Phybridge PoLRE LPC. Please contact us directly for a list of partners.

How is QoS handled?

Because of the point to point topology of the PhyLink Adapter to the NVT Phybridge PoLRE, customized QoS configuration is not required.

What is the maximum PoE Class IP device/phone that can be supported?

Based on the IEEE 802.3af standard, operational testing is required to determine if the Class 3 IP device you have will work in your unique network topology (the longer the two wire length, the less power is available to the IP device.) First, please verify the manufacturer’s IP device power consumption specification, if it is less than 10.6 W then you may be able to use a standard PhyLink Adapter, you will need to test your IP device in the final network topology to ensure the line power draw and IP device power draw does not exceed the 10.6 W. A quick test is to plug the IP device into the PhyLink Adapter and put the IP device into maximum power consumption. For an IP phone this is usually the ringing state (maximize the ring volume), if the phone does not restart or shut down then your IP device and line load is drawing less power than the 10.6 W maximum. The PoLRE limits the current drawn on the RJ45 PoE port. If the power draw of the IP phone (device) and line length exceeds the power that can be provided by the PoLRE for the IP phone, then it may not power up or will reset during operation. If the problem persists re-test the same IP phone at a shorter cable length to verify that problem is related to the IP phone drawing more than the maximum rated at the desired line length.

What IP phones are supported?

All Class 1 and Class 2 and some Class 3 IEEE 802.3af compliant IP devices are supported.