Extend Ethernet and PoE
Ethernet and PoE both restrict cable distances to 100 metres (328
feet) between network ports. However, PoE-powered devices such as
IP cameras and wireless access points frequently must be located at
far greater distances from the nearest network switch or power
OUTREACH Max provides an instant solution to this problem. By
connecting an OUTREACH Max for every extra 100 metres of cable,
both Ethernet and PoE can be extended to 200, 300, or even 800
metres (2625 feet)
Max power extension
OUTREACH Max is compatible with all regular (IEEE 802.3af) PoE
devices. In addition, it can be used with IEEE 802.3at PoE Plus
equipment, and even non-standard or "4-pair" PoE to over 60
For maximum power and range, Veracity's
OUTSOURCE enhanced PoE injector may be used.
Plus enhanced PoE Plus injector is recommended for all PoE Plus
Max cable range
OUTREACH Max's efficient design maximises the distance PoE can be
extended to, and multiple units can be connected in series for
distances beyond 200 metres.
Range depends on the power required, so a 25 watt PTZ camera may be
located 200 metres away using a single OUTREACH Max. Or, the cable
length to a regular 5 watt IP camera may extend up to 800 metres
(2625 feet), by fitting seven OUTREACH Maxes at 100 metre
intervals. See Veracity's forthcoming "Long Range Ethernet
Extension" application note for more information.
Because OUTREACH Max draws its own power from the PoE on the cable,
all electrical power for the connected devices comes from a single
PoE switch or injector, which simplifies installation and allows
back-up and control of all network power.
OUTREACH Max's only connections are its two Ethernet ports, and
both configure automatically for link speed, duplex and crossover,
to eliminate the risk of misconfiguration. Power is forwarded
automatically, and issues with PoE power classes are avoided.
As OUTREACH Max repeats the network connection every 100 metres,
quality does not degrade. This means that the full bandwidth of
100BASE-T Ethernet (200Mbit/sec) is maintained, even over 800 metre
runs. This is esential for assured transparency and