The A290001 is an ATEX and IECEx certified POE/Ethernet extender for use in hazardous areas. Using the A290001 in your installation brings the benefits of POE to the whole site. Most significantly, mains power installation is not required for remote switches or network devices such as IP cameras, remote switches, or wireless access points. Installation costs become more predictable, as the A290001 offers a fast and low-cost solution to underestimated cable lengths or changes to equipment locations.
The A290001 increases the normal 330ft (100m) CAT5 cable run length for 100BaseT networks. It forwards both Ethernet and POE for another 330ft (100m) with no degradation in network speed or latency.
For coverage of installations that reach beyond 200 metres, it is possible to connect two or more A290001s in a chain, with up to 100 metres of cable between each A290001 or device. Links may be extended up to 1000 metres in this way, depending on the power requirements of the connected POE devices and other factors.
Please note that the A290001 does not include cable glands or cables, these must be purchased separately.
The A290001 itself is powered by a POE network switch (or POE injector) hence requires no separate power connection in the middle of the cable. This makes it extremely easy to connect and power equipment like IP cameras or access points located two or three times further away than previously possible, without going to fibre or installing midspan power sources.
Installation couldn’t be simpler. There’s no set-up or configuration required and the only connections are the two network cables, allowing instant operation of the A290001.
The A290001 does not use a MAC or IP address and is undetectable to other network devices, so there’s no restriction on data traffic. This also means that there’s no need for network set-up, making installation quicker.