Patton's New PoE Extender Wins Two More Industry Awards

Communications Solutions and Cabling Installation & Maintenance Magazines recognize Patton with two distinguished awards for the CopperLink 1101 Power-over-Ethernet Extender.

GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND, USA: Patton Electronics - US manufacturer of UC, cloud, and IoT enabling solutions for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks - announced today the company’s CopperLink 1101 Power-over-Ethernet Extender has added two additional industry awards to the product’s growing list of accolades:

  • Cabling Installation & Maintenance (CIM) magazine “Innovators Award” - CIM magazine honored Patton with a platinum-level award. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system designers, specifiers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.

"This prestigious program celebrates the most innovative products and services in the structured cabling industry. Our 2017 Honorees are outstanding examples of companies making an impact in the industry,” commented CIM Publisher Alan Bergstein.

  • TMC’s Communications Solutions magazine “Product of the Year Award” - This award is given to companies that develop innovative products amongst the best solutions brought to market in the past twelve months.

Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC, congratulated Patton: “The CopperLink 1101 product line is among the most innovative solutions this year. Patton’s PoE extender series facilitates business-transforming voice, data and video communications. I look forward to continued excellence from Patton in 2018 and beyond.”

Patton’s Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Extender changes the game for IP-network engineers who design and deploy endpoint devices such as IP cameras, IP phones, digital signage, and a plethora of other Ethernet devices.

“Network cabling can be difficult and expensive to replace. It’s often encased in concrete, embedded in walls, or buried under asphalt,” explains. Johnnie Grant III, product manager. “By re-using legacy cabling our solution saves time and money while empowering digital transformation.”

Using a single pair of common copper telephone wires, or coaxial cable, the CopperLink 1101 extends 10/100 Ethernet up to 3,300 feet (915 meters) to IP-enabled devices - plus up to 15 Watts of 802.3af (or legacy) PoE. Standard PoE specifies 4-wire cabling, yet the CL1101 operates over just 2 wires.

Available in commercial, industrial, and IP67-compliant versions, By leveraging low-voltage copper infrastructure to deliver power the CL1101 eliminates the expense of a high-voltage construction project while enabling All-IP migration and the Internet of Things (IoT).

October past, Patton announced a new portfolio of xDSL CPE that covers broadband service gaps.

About CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders

Patton has built Ethernet extenders in the USA ever since bringing the first Ethernet extender to market in the 1990s. Branded LAN-Xtend™, the Model 2111 achieved 2.3 Mbps over single twisted-pair. In 2002, Patton released the award-winning CopperLink™ 2158 that achieved speeds over 10 Mbps and reached up to 4656 feet (1372 meters). Announcing the CopperLink™ 2172 in 2006, Patton achieved full-duplex speeds up to 50 Mbps and distances reaching up to 6000 feet (1,820 meters). In 2010, Patton introduced the industry’s most versatile Ethernet Extender, the CopperLink™ 2160, capable of delivering 45 Mbps broadband Ethernet services and reaching distances up to 5.2 miles (8.3 kilometers) or more. Today CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders are installed and operating in a vast diversity of environments, including nuclear power plants PDF icon, submarines, sports arenas, election systems, and a rock 'n' roll celebrity museum PDF icon.

About Patton

Patton is all about connections. It is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions - complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton's specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies.

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment - including VoIP, Ethernet extension, and wireless router technologies - is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, Australia and the USA.

About Cabling Installation & Maintenance

Published since 1993, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems in enterprises, data centers and campuses. Cabling Installation & Maintenance's magazine, website (, email newsletters and webcasts help cabling professionals improve day-to-day operations and enable strategic planning for their networks' optimum long-term performance

About The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program

The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold, and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI's 2017 Fall Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, September 25, 2017. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, IoT Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as one million unique visitors monthly. 

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