Using the Mx2wire system from MOBOTIX, an Ethernet network with PoE can be established using existing cables up to 500 m. This means that you can utilize a two-wire cable that is no longer in use (analog telephone line, antenna cable or bell wire, for instance) to connect a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet device such as a PC, WLAN, IP camera, IP telephone or IP door station without having to lay any new cables or implement any other constructional measures. An (identical) Mx2wire unit is required at both ends of the cable, and it automatically configures itself as either the sender or the receiver (MOBOTIX patent).
The significant additional benefit of Mx2wire is that, in addition to data, the power to operate PoE end devices (Power over Ethernet according to the IEEE 802.3af standard, a MOBOTIX network camera, for example) can also be transferred via the two-wire cable.
Mx2wire is supplied via PoE from the network cable that feeds in. The connected end devices are supplied with up to 7 watts via PoE. Mx2wire does not therefore require its own power supply, as the network distributor (switch) typically supplies power over the data cables (PoE) so that the two Mx2wire units as well as the standard PoE end device are supplied.
Mx2wire is delivered in a standard socket frame in different designs, however, it can also be used with the surface-mounted socket provided.
Adapter set to transfer via Ethernet and PoE using a two-wire cable
- Two-wire cables are used to connect 10/100 MB Ethernet devices
- Ideal to connect e.g. a PC, WLAN, IP camera, IP telephone, IP door station
- Data transfer distance up to 500 meters; data rate is up to 30 Mbps, depending on distance
- Connected devices are supplied with up to 7 watts via PoE
- Simple installation in standard socket frames or surface-mounted sockets
- Developed and manufactured by MOBOTIX in Germany
NOTE: We have tested the product very carefully and, instead of specifying non-recurrent peak values, we only provide the important net data rate, which was measured over a long period of time. However, we can provide NO GUARANTEE of possible cable lengths, data rates and power transmission, as various physical factors are not within the area of responsibility of MOBOTIX (sources of interference such as machines or power cables, the condition and quality of the cables used, etc.). The nominal data rate, connection length and power transmission can only be individually tested and determined at the place of installation.
** Mx2wire can also be used to extend the range of an Ethernet connection that would otherwise be limited to just 100 m in length (between the PoE switch and end device). For this purpose, a Cat7 installation cable is converted to a two-wire cable as follows: Open the four twisted wire pairs and remove approx. 7 mm of insulation from the ends. Then connect the four white wires together to one cable and the four colored wires together to another cable and attach wire-end sleeves. In conjunction with Mx2wire, PoE class 2 power can be transmitted over a distance of 500 m at a data rate of approx. 30 Mbps.