Altronix’s NetWay Spectrum Series ideal for Safe Cities

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Cities and municipalities around the world rely on video surveillance cameras to assist  with a wide range of daily operations including law enforcement and traffic monitoring, as well as municipal resources and services management. To date, its estimated that there are well over 500,000 professional video cameras installed globally, many of which are now being used by “smart cities” to put more “eyes” on the street.

Every IP device from professional video surveillance cameras to Wi-Fi access points require copper or fibre optic cabling to provide IP data connectivity and copper cabling to power the device. New data and transmission solutions from Altronix facilitate smart cities by providing long distance and standardised DC power – greatly increasing the potential for connectivity and power to be delivered to remote devices anywhere. New installation methods allow for deployment of increased security and communications at lower costs, over greater distances. While the 100m maximum distance for UTP Ethernet hasn’t changed since the late ‘80s, great strides have been made in increasing the range using fibre optic cabling. Fibre can provide great distances for 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections, with 50-micron OM3 laser optimised fibre links rated for up to 550 metres (1804 feet) by the IEEE PoE standards. Single-mode links can readily connect devices at distances over 3280 feet from the head-end to the remote device. 

Altronix NetWay Spectrum Series provides long distance and standardised DC power to myriad security and surveillance edge devices for smart cities applications. In fact, NetWay Spectrum takes fibre and power to a new level with indoor and outdoor models that include hardened PoE switches optimised with LiFePO4 battery backup and multi-port media converters with or without integral power. This allows NetWay Spectrum solutions to be deployed with conventional single or multi-mode fibre, or with hybrid cable which combines fibre and copper to simultaneously deliver power and data. NetWay Spectrum is proving to be the perfect solution to deploy various types of IP devices at remote locations with or without local power, as well as providing the ability to convert copper to fibre with or without local power.

Additionally, the NetWay Spectrum Series includes embedded LINQ Network Management Technology to remotely monitor, control and report power/diagnostics – streamlining service and maintenance operations by leveraging the network. A built-in timer can also reset/reboot IP devices automatically on a predetermined schedule to help ensure they are operating properly.  

For more information, please download Altronix NetWay Spectrum Series brochure here:

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