Powering IP Cameras When Using Fiber

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jun 13, 2012

Solving distance issues with fiber optic cable creates a new set of problems. Due to the lack of PoE, users must find a local power source and space for equipment connections, issues not found when using PoE and UTP. In this note, we examine this the logistical problems of using fiber, outlining the reasons fiber may be preferred, and solutions to these issues.

The Issue

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