Powerline Networking For Video Surveillance Advocated By Comtrend

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 08, 2018

Powerline networking, using existing electrical wiring, has been around for many years. Indeed, over the years, some video surveillance providers have offered it as an alternative to coax, category cable and wireless. However, it has never really taken off.

Now Comtrend, adopting a more recent powerline standard, is promoting powerline networking specifically for video surveillance use. Indeed, the company's PG-9172 Series offers a range of video-appealing features like PoE, multi-adapter networking, and even support for coax cameras:

But how does powerline work, and is Comtrend's product a good alternative to running network cables? We examine product claims and identify strengths and weaknesses inside.

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*******, ******** ** ********* their **-**** ****** *** **** ********** ************, claiming ********* ********** **** enough **** *** ******** cameras *** ****** ******** multiple ******:

*******, *** ********** ************ may ** ******* ******* the ******. ** *** sections *****, ** ******* Comtrend's *******, *** ***** claims **** **** ******* in * ********** ********** network.

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** *** ******, *** powerline ********* ****** *** common:

  • ********: ******* ** ******* mobile ***** *** *** makers **** ********, ********, Intel, *** ******** ******* manufacturers **** **** *** General ****** (*** *** 'smart ****' ********** ******).
  • *.**: ******* ******** ******* the******** ************* ** ******* ********* AT&T, *******, ******* *******, and ********.

********'* *.** ******** ***** it ******** ** **** with ***** ********* ****** also ******** *.**, ******** the ****** ****** ** adapters ** ************** **********, and ******** ******** ******* support ** *** ********** by *** ********.

Comtrend ***** *****

*** ******* ****** ***** below ***** ** ******** of *** **-**** ****** and *** ********** *.** conformance ***** ********** ************:

*** ***** ********** **** building ************, *****, *** area ********* ** ********** can **** ********** ************ problems *** ****, *** claims *.** ***** ********* a ******** ***********.

Product ********

********** ** *** ******** model, *** ******** **-**** units **** **** **** a **** ****** *** an ******** ****/******, *** are ******* ** *** existing ********** *******. **** adapter ******** **** *********.*** ***, ****-**** *** *** wall *****, *** **** Access ******, ** *** designed ** ***** ********:

** ********, *** **-**** adapters ******* * *** ************* Page, ******** ** **** consumer ******* ******** *** tweaking ****** ********, ** addresses, **** ************, *** accessing ****:

Comtrend *******

********'* *.** ******** *** available **** ******** ****** resellers, *** ********* ***** in **** ******* $** - $** *** **** depending ** *** **** options *** **** *********. For *******, ********'* **-**** is~$**, ***** *** *** version **~$**. ***** ***** ****, or **** ********** **** cost ****.

******** ** ******* ****** near ***** ** ******** higher **** ********-***** ********* competitors, **** **** ***** 1200 **** ******* **~$** ****, ** **** **-**** set **~$** ****.

Potential ********** *** ********

***** *** ******* *********** issues ******* ** *** ad-hoc ********** ********* ******* environment. *********** ** ***** power ***** *** ********** drive ************ *** ******* in ******** ********, *********:

  • ***** ******** ****: ** ***** *** use, *** ***** **** to ** ******* ********* together, *** ********* ** the **** ***** *** best *******. ***** **** limitation ** *** *********** for *********** ***, ** is *********** ** ********** applications **** ***** *** power **** ******** ****** and *********. *** **** topography **** ** ***** before ********* *** ** a ********** *******, *** simply ******* * *** ethernet ***** ***** ***** less **** ******* ********** plans **** ************.
  • ** ***** **********: ******* *** ********** is **** ********* ******** cannot ** ********* ** surge-protected *****, ** *** surge ********* ******* ***** airgap ** ************* ******* direct ********** ** **********. Surge ********** ** ****** in ********** ************, **** power ****** ** ****/**** desks. 
  • ***** ***** ****** ***********: *******, ****** ******* of '***** *****', ** high-demand ***** **** ***** coils, *******, ********* *****, and **** ********* ************* degrade ******** ****** **** power, ********* ** ***** speeds.

Common *****: **** *********

*** ***** ****** ********, like ***** ********* *******, ** that ***** *** ************* under-deliver *** ******* *,*** Mbps ******. ********** ** highly ******** ***** ** the ********** ***** ******, and ********* ********** ** Powerline ******** *** ******* significantly *** *************.

*********'* **** ********** ** ******* ** the ********, *** **** a ****** ******. ***** Comtrend's *,*** **** ***** is *** *** **** of ********* *******, ** is **** *** ***, yet ** ************'* ****** delivers ** *** ***** capacity ******* **** **** occasionally ** ** ***. In ********, **** ******** grade **************** ***** **% - 80% ** ***** ******* bandwidth ********** ********.

**** *** ****'* '*** positive ******' ****** ****** ***** ****** **** ********** is ***** * ******** of **** ******:

***** **** *********** *** bandwidth ******** *** *** be * *********** ** a *********** *********** **** one ** *** ******* or ****** *******, ** could ** * *********** source ** ******* *** commercial ************ **** ********* use ******** ******* **** always **** ** ** accessible *** ****** ******** video.

Comtrend ******** ** **** *********

** ***** ******** *** even ********* ******** ******* cite ********** ********* **********, often *** ***** *** 1,200 **** ****** *******.  They *********:

"*** *** **** ** 1200Mbps ** * *********** from ** *********** ** the **** ***** **** condition. *** *********** ** each **** ** ********** by *** **** *********, electrical ***** ******* ******* other *****, ****** ** outlets ******* ******, *** how **** ***** *** present ** *** *******. 

******** **** *** *.** is *** ************* ** PHY **** *********** *****. The ******* ******** ****** usable ********** ** ******* the **** ** ***** streaming **** ** *** most ********* ***********."

** *******, ******** ** saying **** ** * Powerline ******* ** *****, designed, *** **** ************ for ****, *** ********* levels *** ******.  *** as **** *** ********* networks, **** ** *** a ********* *** **** for *** *********, ** actual *********** ** *****, sometimes ***********. 

Complicated ******* ******** 

******* ****** *** ****** to ********** ** **** overarching ******* ********, ************* policy, *** ******** *********** do *** ***** ** a ********* *******. ***** cabled ***** ******* *** ******* **********, HTTPS, ** *****, ***** policies **** *** ***** to ********* ******** *** must ** ********** *******, if they *** **** ********. 

Tough *** *** ********** *****

******** ** ********'* *********, Powerline ** *** * mainstream *********** ** ******** cables ** **** ***. The ********* ***********, **** unreliably, *** ******* ******* administration *** *** *********** factors **** ***** *** cost ****** ****** ******* costs.

********'* *.** ******** *** be ******** ** ******* use *** * ******** run, *** ********** **** widespread *********** *** ****** **** in *************** *** ************** beyond ******* *** ****** in **** ************.

Comments (24)

**** ******** ** ** Aboundi, *** **** ** have * **** ** that *** ** *** West *** **** ***** year, ***** ** ****'*.  They **** *** ********* of  ********* ********** ********, but ** **** ***** in *** **** ******* years **** **** **** out ** ********.

**** *** **** *********** form-factors, **** **** *********** powerstrip/network ******:

 

Aboundi UltraSpeed 200M UPS Enabled Quad NetBridge-(110 VAC Plug)

* ***** ******** *** be *** **** *******.

*** ****** **** ****** any ********* *********?  * have ****** ***** ** interesting *** **** ** a *******.  * ***** debate ** *** ** home ** ****** *** moderately ******** ********.  *** problems **** *******?

* *** ** ** connect * ******** ** my ****** ** ** house. ******** *'** **** that ** *** ******, now **** * ***** of **.

** ***** ***, ***** was ***** ** ****, and ******** ******** ***** had * ***** ** old **** *** **** wiring *** **** ****** grounding, ** *** ***.***** ***/*, *** ********** dropped. ** *** *** only ****** ***** **** wireless...also *** * ***** option *** * **** house, ** * **** with **.

** ***** ***, ***** is **** *** *** and *** ******* ** some *****, ** ***** great. ** ***** ** different **** * **** Ethernet ********** ** **. It's ******** ** ** 600 **/*, ***** *'* sure ** ** ***, but **'* **** ******* reliable *** **** **** fast ****** ** **** a ****** ******* *** there. ** *** ** a *** **** ****** but * ******'* *** it's ** *** ******** level. * *****'* ******** it.

* **** ****** ****** to *** **, *** never *** ****** ** it. * ** **** a ********* ***** ** could ** *****. ** I *** **** **** adapters *** *** *** much *****, * *** pick **** ** *** give **** * ***** run.

 

****: $*** *** *** each *** *******, $*** for *** *** *** for **** ******, ** amazon.ca *** ** **** I **** ** ****** this * ***** ***** all, ****.

* **** * ********* setups ** ******* **** to *** ******** **** have *** *** * year ** **** **** no *****. **** ******* are ***** * ******* each *** *** ********** only *** *** ****** apps ** **** **** feeds.  ** *** ****** I *** **** *** of *** **** **** over ** *** **** 12 ** **** ******* and **** **** *****. 

** *** ********* ** the **** ** ******* intrusion ****** ** *** internet **** *** ******** didn't **** ** *** for *** **** ** run *** *****. ** have ******* *** ***** that **** **** ******* for ***** ******* *******. I'm *** **** * would *** ** ** a ******** ******** *********** for * ******. * could *** ***** ** to *** ******** (** internet *******) *** ** a **** ** **** that's ********* ** *** house ** ********** *****. 

** *** ***** ** not ******* ********* ******, Comtrend *** **** *******. (I ***** **** ******* to *** **** *****):

Comtrend ******** ** **** *********

** ***** ******** *** even ********* ******** ******* cite ********** ********* **********, often *** ***** *** 1,200 **** ****** *******.  They *********:

"*** *** **** ** 1200Mbps ** * *********** from ** *********** ** the **** ***** **** condition. *** *********** ** each **** ** ********** by *** **** *********, electrical ***** ******* ******* other *****, ****** ** outlets ******* ******, *** how **** ***** *** present ** *** *******. 

******** **** *** *.** is *** ************* ** PHY **** *********** *****. The ******* ******** ****** usable ********** ** ******* the **** ** ***** streaming **** ** *** most ********* ***********."

** *******, ******** ** saying **** ** * Powerline ******* ** *****, designed, *** **** ************ for ****, *** ********* levels *** ******.  *** as **** *** ********* networks, **** ** *** a ********* *** **** for *** *********, ** actual *********** ** *****, sometimes ***********. 

**'** ***** **** ***** but ****** **** ******* about ****.  ** *** two ***** **** ** be ** *** **** circuit *******?  ** **** the **** *****?  ** they *** *** ******/******* wire *** **/**?  ** Hot/Neutral?

* ******* **** **** to ** ** *** same *****. **** ** the ***** ****'* * used ** ***** ** internet **** ** **** door ******** ***** **** technology. ** * **** it ***** ******* ***** meters ****.

**** ******* ***** **** a *****. **** ** a *** *****! 

*’** ***** *** ********** works **** ********* ****** when ******* ** ** power **** ** **** outlets ** *** ********* blocks **************. ********* **’* a ******* ** ******* are ** ********* ******

* **** **** ********* adapter *** ***** 

******* **** ** *** 

**** ****** ************** ******* ** ******?

 

*******, * **. * remember **** *** **** when. * ******** ******* it *** *********. ********* I *** *****.

*******, ** *** **** what ******** ** ****?

* ****** ****. * never *** ****, **** just **** ***********. **** never **** ***** *** their **** **** ****. 

* **** * *** of ****** ***** **** adapters ** ** **** bag. *** ** ** get ******* ** *** places ** *** ***** where ***** ***'* ******* available *********. * ***** rate *** ********** ** solid, ** ***** ****** it *** ******* ********** and ** ********.

***** *** ********** ****** if **** ** *** units *** *** ** the **** *****, * have **** ******* **** some ** *** *************** **** **** **. There *** *** ******** were * **** ** be **** ** *** them *** **** *** owner ******** *** *** circuit ******** ** *** building **** **** **** breakers *** *** ******** quit *******.

**** ******* **** ***** when ***** ** * blackout?  ** ** ** the ****** ** ******* UPS ** **** & battery ****** ***** ******** in *** ***** & access *****. *** * bit ********* ****** ** your ************ **** (***) fails ****** ***** *******

 

*********** ********. *'* ******* the **** **** ** the ******** *********** ********* the ******* *** ******* from *** **** **. But *************, ** *** electronics **** ****** **, and *** ***** ***** there, ** ***** ** work.. **** ****** **** no ** *****.

*** ****** **** ***** for ****** *******?  **** Controllers *** ****** *** bandwidth ******* ** *****.  You ***** ***** ********* would **** **** ******** in **** ****.

** **** ** *** of **** **** *********** are ***** *********** & not ******* ** *** other ******* *** ********* / ****** ******** ****** then **** ** * much ****** *********** **** video ** ******** *********. Typically *** ********* & not **** **** *********, so **** ******* / low ************ ** *** really ** *****.

 

* ****** ** **** would **** ** **** Light *****, *** ** electrician ** ******* ******** xformers ** **** **** (Circuit ******* ***** *** pole), *** ********** ** a **** ********* *** at *** ****.

 

*** ****** **** ****?

** **** - * don't ***** **. ** soon ** *** ** through * *********** *** lose ************ *** **** signal.

* ***** ** ** is * * **** circuit, ** ** ***** derive * **** ****** at *** **** *** the ******* ***** ******* a ***********., *** *'* not ** ***********, ****** someone ** **** ***** would ***** **.

***** ****** ***** ******* may ******* **********, *****, or *****, ***** ******** will *** ***** ** Powerline ******** *** **** be ********** *******, ** they *** **** ********.

********. 

********* ******** ********** ** well ** “****** ***** subnets” **.  ***** ** to *** **** **** are **** ******* ** it ***** **** ******* ** lower *** ******.

*** ******* ***, * stream **** ** ***** encoded ** * ****** will ****** ******* ***** it ******* *** *********** IP, ********** ** *** intervening ************ *****.

 

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