The IFS Power over Ethernet Extender is a quick and easy solution that can be used when a Powered Device (PD) needs to be installed beyond the 100 meter (328 ft.) distance limitation of Ethernet. The module can be powered from any network switch with PoE or from an IFS Mid-Span Power Injector. This module provides the ability to extend Ethernet data and PoE power on a single network cable for remote deployment of an Ethernet powered device (PD) i.e. IP camera, access control panel, VoIP or wireless access point (WAP).
The IFS POE302-EX is powered via the PoE power provided by a PoE switch or injector and thus does not require an external power adapter. Each extender requires 3.2 watts of PoE power providing the remaining power to the next extender or PD device. Up to three POE302-EX extenders can be daisy-chained at 328 ft. (100m) intervals, based on the EIA-568 standard, to extend Ethernet data and PoE power up to 984 ft. (300m). Maximum distance (or hops) is dependent upon the remaining PoE power available to meet the PD power requirements. The POE302-EX facilitates easier network planning by eliminating restrictions of edge device placement near AC power outlets and reducing the need for AC wiring and installation costs while delivering higher reliability. This results in a cost-effective remote power and data distribution cable management solution for a PoE-centric IP network.