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KBC Launches Industrially hardened PoE Switches

KBC Networks, manufacturer of industrial transmission equipment for analogue, IP and high definition transmission systems has expanded its industrial Ethernet switch range with a series of Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches.


With the PoE data ports on the switch supplying power directly to the attached networked device, the new additions to the KBC IP transmission range make new installations and system adds faster, easier and more flexible. The units are designed for a wide range of industrial, non-conditioned and outdoor applications with extended operating temperature ranges and hardened casings. Depending on the switch selected, the switches are either IEEE 802.3af or, the higher powered, IEEE 802.3at compliant, which is suitable for most PTZ cameras.

Combined with KBC’s new WESII wireless range, the new switches are ideal for rapid and temporary deployments, as well as installations that require the minimum of disruption such as traffic and town centre camera systems.

Iain Deuchars, President of KBC Networks EMEA commented on the new product range, “Our new PoE range will enable our customers to reduce the cost and complexity of IP camera installations. With the launch of our WESII wireless range earlier this year the combination of the two product ranges is perfect for straightforward and affordable installations.”

The available switch types include a range of fixed RJ45, SFP and combo ports (10/100 and Gigabit) which are MDI/MDIX compliant for automatic configuration. For greater system reliability and straightforward maintenance, the switches feature dual redundant power inputs as well as power failure alarm outputs. The hardened casings are IP30 rated and the units have operating temperature ranges of between -40 and +74°C.


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