The CL1314MDE Multi-Drop Ethernet Extender used in conjunction with the CL1314R makes Ethernet extension a breeze. The MDE series of Ethernet Extenders allows users to replace their legacy serial coms with cost-effective Ethernet (IP) that is easy and inexpensive to set up. Featuring plug-and-play installation, the CL1314 MDE leverages existing copper twisted-pair infrastructure to interconnect Ethernet devices and networks at moderate speeds over long distances. The MDE Extender not only allows multi-drop functionality but also serves a repeater function doubling your maximum distance at every hop.
Operating over standard 0.5 mm (24 AWG) voice-grade wiring, the CL1314MDE delivers speeds up to 15.3 Mbps and extends Ethernet connections across distances up to 10 km (6.2 miles) per hop. Whether you need connect to a remote offices, kiosks, guard stations, train stations, digital sensors or IP cameras—Patton Ethernet Extenders offer the industry’s optimum combination of speed and distance. Patton’s CopperLink Ethernet Extenders ensure hassle-free set-up and operation, while achieving the highest possible line rate for the required distance and electro-magnetic environment. Users can “hard-set” the desired line rate via DIP switch, GUI or console Telnet.
Operating at layer 2 of the OSI model (data link layer), the CL1314MDE transparently passes all higher-layer protocols—including VLAN tagging, multicast addressing, VPN pass-through for IPsec, and all IP-video compression schemes. All common industrial protocols are also transparently supported, including MODBUS/TCP and PROFINET IO.
Model CL1314MDE ruggedized multi-drop Ethernet extenders are ideal for delivering drop add Ethernet links to multiple remote locations that are beyond the 328-foot (100-meter) distance limit of Ethernet. The 15.3 Mbps throughput eliminates bandwidth concerns previously experienced with other legacy copper wired transmission technologies.
The CL1314MDE includes several user configurable line rates so that a user will get a consistent link, even in noisiest environments. Using existing voice-grade copper pairs or legacy serial circuits eliminates the expense and hassle of installing low capacitance or fiber cable.