August 30, 2018
To construct flexible and cost-effective IP video surveillance systems, integrators often take advantage of Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches, especially in outdoor locations.
The challenge, according to Moxa, lies in ensuring that PoE switches can provide high power output and sufficient network bandwidth while remaining highly available and reliable, even when operating in conditions of extreme temperatures, harsh environments, high environmental noise, and potential cybersecurity risks.
To meet this challenge, the company recently launched its EDS-P506E-4PoE series of four-port PoE switches in which each port delivers up to 60W to power IP cameras employing energy-draining functions such as PTZ, illumination, heaters, wipers and fans.
The switches also come with the company’s Smart PoE software, which facilitates Web accessible PD diagnostics and management and helps end-users achieve automatic PD detection of power class, status, and errors for diagnostics, while checking for device failure.
In the event of camera failure, freeze or lag, the EDS-P506E-4PoE automatically reboots the camera. The result is increased operational efficiency and significantly reduced effort required by maintenance staff.
To ensure maximum uptime for data and power transfer in harsh conditions, the EDS-P506E-4PoE supports millisecond-level failover redundancy, along with dual power inputs, and -40° to 75°C (-40 F to 167° F) wide operating temperature range to ensure constant and robust connections.