Extending a point-to-point transmission beyond the 100-meter Ethernet limitation typically involves using fiber cables. However, deploying a new fiber infrastructure can be difficult to justify in a cost-benefit analysis, and far more time-consuming than leveraging existing copper wiring resources. According to a 2009 entry of the U.S. Department of Transportation, installation for one mile (1.6 km) of single mode fiber optic cable (96 fibers) can cost as much as $11,880.
Moxa says it now offers a cost-effective alternative to this dilemma, the DSL Ethernet extender, to drive long-range and high-speed data communication over existing voice-grade copper wires between geographically separated LANs, or LAN devices, for a cost effective bridged-Ethernet connection.
Typical entry-level DSL Ethernet extenders promise a “plug-and-play” installation. However, engineers/integrators can still encounter device limitations during deployment, management, and maintenance. Moxa’s managed DSL Ethernet extenders offer industry-leading features to effectively reduce deployment time, simplify maintenance, and enhance manageability. The rest of this article can be found here: