TWELVE in Atlantic Station is Atlanta's premier live-work-play condo community. Its 26 stories of stunning architecture and luxury condominium residences are built atop a stylish boutique hotel and located in the heart of “Intown” Atlanta.
The complex has over 80 cameras, covering the campus and additional areas such as sport recreation, parking garage, retail stores, and building perimeter. To meet today’s higher resolution standards, the original 2005-installed analogue cameras were replaced with new IP-based equipment.
Although IP surveillance system migration was necessary, wire distances far exceeded the 803.2 Ethernet standard, making it difficult and economically impractical to pull new cable. Fortunately, existing runs of up to 1,200 feet of
Coleman 16/2 24VAC cabling were in very good condition.
With those factors in mind, Blane Segura of Northwest Electrical Integration (NEI) conducted a technology review of available application options. He found that NVT was the only technology capable of leveraging just one pair of existing cable to power his 12 watt PoE cameras. During this process, Todd Dunham of CSC/ Atlanta demonstrated the NVT Ethernet over 2-wire (Eo2TM) technology. He has been a long standing proponent of NVT’s technologies. He was able to successfully perform an on-site demonstration at Atlanta Station. The Eo2 easily transmitted IP data and camera PoE over the extended distances. Russ Moore, the NVT sales representative at Murphy and Cota, assisted with technical issues and design details.
No additional costs were incurred by Atlanta Station to replace or add to the existing network cabling, nor was there any need to provision new IDF closets or use Ethernet cable extenders to support the distances.
In selecting the NVT Eo2 Ethernet solution, NEI Inc. was able to deploy a flawlessly-installed, cost-effective state of the art surveillance upgrade, using existing cable at extended distances with no disruption to retail or residential
NVT’s Eo2 Ethernet over 2-Wire product is also capable of using all 4-pairs of a UTP cable extending power and data distances up to 2,000ft, or 1,300ft on Shielded Twisted Pair. NVT supports traditional coax based analog camera-to-IP migrations with the EoC Ethernet over Coax product. It works with legacy or new coax with data and PoE power at RG-59 distances up to 8,000ft.