NVT's New Ethernet Over Coax Adapter (NV-EC1701)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 12, 2011

In a first for a company normally known for analog UTP products, Network Video Technologies (NVT) has announced an Ethernet over coax (EoC) product, the NV-EC1701. This product joins manufacturers such as Veracity, Vigitron, and Comnet in the EoC market with features similar to other products in the space: plug-and-play operation, no IP addressing required, transparent to network protocols, while adding some unique functionality.  

First, the NV-EC1701 provides PoE up-the coax capability. Most manufacturers of EoC product do not send power along with signal on the coaxial cable. This requires power to be supplied on both ends of the cable.  In retrofit situations, this is not necessarily a problem, as power cables are usually pulled along with the coax to each camera location, and existing 24VAC power supplies may be used to power the new converters. 

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