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Veracity OUTREACH Quad network switch extends PoE ethernet and powers up to 4 network cameras

Published on 13 May, 2009

 Veracity's OUTREACH QUAD at IFSEC 2009
Veracity's OUTREACH QUAD device is itself PoE-powered by with PoE or PoE Plus
Veracity, the leader in IP connectivity and transmission solutions, is launching OUTREACH QUAD at IFSEC 2009. The compact 110mm by 110mm network switch distributes Power over Ethernet (PoE) to up to four network cameras from a single ethernet cable. Veracity's OUTREACH QUAD device is itself PoE-powered by with PoE or PoE Plus (IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at respectively) so it doesn't need to be located near an external power supply.

OUTREACH QUAD also works with the recently launched OUTSOURCE Plus to split PoE Plus (25 watts) power across four standard network cameras which normally operate effectively on six watts each. The additional advantage of using these products is that PoE can simultaneously be distributed and extended across a further 100 metres over Cat 5 Ethernet cabling.

A variant of the product called OUTREACH Quad 12 adds an intelligently managed and electrically isolated 12 volt power output for auxiliary devices such as fans and heaters commonly used in external PTZ and dome cameras. A second variant called OUTREACH Quad Lite is a PoE-powered network switch with no PoE forwarding capability.

Security installers have been frustrated by the restriction of only having a maximum of 100 metre Ethernet cabling runs to network cameras prior to signal degradation when they are used to being able to lay 300 metre lengths of coax to CCTV cameras.

Veracity launches OUTREACH QUAD at IFSEC to help installers push PoE out to more cameras, more cost effectively 

Veracity's OUTREACH family of products eliminates that problem while simultaneously distributing PoE to reduce new network camera installation costs considerably.

OUTREACH products work by simply connecting them in line with the Ethernet cable to restore the network data and intelligently forward power to PoE devices. Multiple OUTREACH devices can be connected to extend Ethernet connections, with or without PoE, by up to 1000 metres.

Alastair McLeod, managing director, Veracity UK Limited, commented: "OUTREACH QUAD is designed to help installers push PoE out to more cameras, more cost effectively. Now that installers and end-users are seeing the benefits of PoE they want to extend the benefits right across a surveillance system in a cost effective manner. This is now possible with OUTREACH QUAD."

Veracity is publicly demonstrating this for the first time in the UK, together with its full range of connectivity products, at IFSEC, 11-14 May 2009, Hall 4, stand number H100.

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