Extending network cable runs from an existing PoE switch port is as simple as connecting OUTREACH Lite in-line with the cable. Cable runs of up to 200 metres (656 feet) in length are possible, by using a single OUTREACH Lite to connect two individual sections of up to 100 metres (328 feet) each.
Veracity's OUTREACH Lite Ethernet extender requires no external power supply. It simply has two network ports which configure automatically on connection for network speed, duplex and crossover.
If no PoE is available on the network, Veracity's OUTSOURCE injector can easily be added at either end of the connection. No other equipment is required by end devices, as all Cat5/Cat6 links are regular Ethernet connections.
Full-bandwidth Ethernet extender
Because OUTREACH Lite repeats the Ethernet signal before it can degrade, the network can be extended without any restriction on its data capacity. Thus the 200Mbit/s bandwidth of regular full-duplex 100BASE-T Ethernet is maintained, for maximum reliability and predictability of operation.
OUTREACH Lite can be used in combination with Veracity's OUTREACH Max PoE-forwarding Ethernet extender, to create connections of 300 metres, 400 metres or even further.
For example, to extend a 100BASE-T connection to 400 metres (1312 feet) without any bandwidth restriction, two OUTREACH Max units would be located at 100 metre intervals, followed by an OUTREACH Lite. PoE from the switch or injector would be forwarded by the OUTREACH MAxes as far as the OUTREACH Lite, so no power connections would be required along the connection.
This technique can be used to create unrestricted Cat5 network connections of greater than 2km (1.25 miles) in length if required. See Veracity's forthcoming "Long Range Ethernet Extension" application note for more information.