Altronix eBridge Examined

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 12, 2012

While Ethernet over Coax (EoC) adapters have allowed existing analog camera cables to be reused for some time, they have seen limited adoption. The biggest hindrance to their widespread use is price, with most units costing as much as, or more than, pulling new UTP cables. However, Altronix, best known for their line of power supplies, has released the eBridge EoC adapter at a price point much lower than existing entries. In this update, we will look at the eBridge product, its capabilities, and compare it to other EoC providers, such as Veracity and NVT.

Overview

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