Rob, which new ones are you referring to? When I last looked, there weren't at that speed, but that may have changed...
IPVMU Certified | 05/17/16 12:10pm
Would a POE powered repeater suffice...
IEEE 802.3at Power over Gigabit Ethernet Extender
We haven't used these yet, but in our solutions list if we ever need them.
If you have a power source where you want to put the extender then you can use a simple 4 port 1Gb Switch
IPVMU Certified | 05/17/16 07:10pm
I was hoping that I wouldn't have to get too far down in the weeds with this question, but here goes:
This application is for Josh, my telecom colleague, he has a project for a tech company here in Silicone Valley.
- The owner is requiring the elevators have WiFi connectivity for each cab at 1Gbs (Josh talked them down from 10Gbs).
- Josh made the determination that the only way to get reliable connectivity is to put a WAP in each cab. WAPs outside of the cabs could be problematic as the cab transits between floors.
- The elevator vendor can provide coax, STP or UTP, but not CAT 6 in the traveling cable.
- Josh found a company that private labels a product that would work: https://www.startech.com/Search?search_term=EOC1110K but we are a little concerned about a product that not much is known about. I was hoping that somebody might have some experience with 1Gbs extenders, and know what to look out for, and what to run from.
I am not sure what the heck goes on in these cabs that people need that kind of bandwidth, but you know the old saying about customers and being right. I just wish they were as generous with consulting fees as they are with bandwidth!
IPVMU Certified | 05/17/16 08:46pm
UD1 and Brian,
Thanks for the good info, my BS detector was lighting up on the StarTech product, but obviously I didn't dig deep enough to find the brown gem that I needed to disqualify it.
This is only a 3 story building so the traveling cables are not that long. Yes CAT 5e might work, but if it doesn't, well... you can guess who they will come after to pay for the change order.
We haven't gone down the RF link to a WAP road yet, it may be our only solution if we can't get Gbe to the cab over copper.
IPVMU Certified | 05/17/16 09:38pm
Josh clarified that the elevator supplier won't provide any CAT cables in the traveling cable, only coax or twisted pair. I was hoping to use either of these types of cables with an extender to provide Gbe to the cab. But if we can't find a solution that will guarantee 1Gbs, then we have to go back to the owner and tell them to suck it up and use 100Mbs like the rest of us! (well Josh can tell em, I don't want to be there)
IPVMU Certified | 05/17/16 11:20pm
This customer started out asking for 10Gbs at each cab, so no... I don't think they would be impressed with 100Mbs. For all of the other WAPs, in this gigantic 3 story building, we are designing the infrastructure to give them 10Gbs.
As to why they need this kind of bandwidth? I am not sure, but this is a well known manufacturer of high tech components, so their ear is probably closer to future technologies than ours. I am going to assume they are expecting to need this bandwidth in the foreseeable future.
Leaning on the elevator company to give us something other than their off the shelf traveling cable makes sense. Our plan is to push back on the owner, to twist the elevator guy's arm to give us fiber to the cab. I don't know all of what goes into manufacturing an elevator cable, but I suspect that fiber would work better then trying to maintain the critical separation of the pairs of a CAT 6 or CAT 6A cable in a flat traveling cable.