Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the addition of the N-Tron® series Gigabit 1000-POE+ Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) injectors to its industrial networking solutions portfolio. Red Lion’s new injectors deliver both power and data over a single Ethernet cable to any PoE+ or PoE-enabled device, eliminating the need for additional power cables.
“Factories and other industrial sites need ways to add new technology without disrupting existing networks,” said Harry Forbes, senior analyst at ARC Advisory Group. “Industrially hardened products like Red Lion’s N-Tron series POE+ injectors allow administrators to easily add new IEEE 802.3at devices and take advantage of Gigabit Ethernet speed, which provides insurance against obsolescence.”
The 1000-POE+ is a plug-and-play, unmanaged injector designed to enhance the performance of industrial PoE devices. With a single industrial Gigabit Ethernet port for connectivity to any IEEE 802.3af/at-compliant hardware, the 1000-POE+ is ideal for such applications as security cameras, panel displays and wireless access points in oil and gas, water/wastewater, utility, transportation, mining and factory environments. Providing up to 30 watts of output power and a wider operating temperature than many competitive offerings, the 1000-POE+ injectors enable users to conserve wiring space and cost while ensuring reliable operation in extreme locations.
“Gigabit Ethernet is quickly becoming the standard in industrial networking, as more video applications, sensors and other devices require faster, higher-volume voice, video and data transfer,” said Diane Davis, director of product management, networking at Red Lion Controls. “The combination of PoE+ and Gigabit makes our new N-Tron 1000-POE+ injectors particularly useful for video camera and other applications requiring high-speed communications without needing to run separate power cables.”
Other features of the 1000-POE+ include:
-Rugged compact design: perfect for space-constrained applications
-Extended environmental specifications: -40° to 80° Celsius operating temperature guarantees
reliability in the most extreme locations
-Redundant power inputs: 10-30 VDC keeps PoE devices online in the event of a power supply
-LED status indicators: quick, at-a-glance visual indicators ensure power and connectivity status
-Hardened metal DIN-rail enclosure: built to support industrial rugged standards for outdoor use