Enconn Inc. Unveils Good reasons to use coaxial cable for IP surveillance

Top Quote For IP surveillance in industrial projects, most cases will choose copper cable (unshielded twisted pair, UTP cable) as the media for distance below 100m, and utilise fibre cable for long distance in transmission. In between but for distances over 100m, the case might be considered to use coaxial cable. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 03, 2012 - "Why do people use copper cable in IP surveillance applications. It is obviously that copper cable, like Cat5e or Cat 6, has advantages of low cost, small outer diameter, and easy it is easy to bend. However, for industrial applications, the life time and reliability of cable are much more important issues to consider in a system project." said Mr. C.C. Lee, CEO of Enconn Inc.

    As its outer coat layer offers weak protection, this makes the copper cable (UTP) quite sensitive to humidity and EMI of environment. Although there is no official number to tell how this might affect the life time of UTP cable when exposed to a high level humidity environment, many installers have claimed it is 3 or 4 years lifetime expectancy at the most. Installers may consider adding a PE material as the outer coat of UTP to increase the lifespan, but this will make the cable much more expensive and heavier. According to Enconn's point of view, the copper cable may not be an ideal media to use for IP surveillance.

    With over twenty-years of experience in coaxial cable for cable TV markets, Enconn believes coaxial cable will be the answer to this type of IP surveillance application as it has been widely used in cable TV and CCTV systems for either outdoor or indoor applications for decades.

    Compared to the UTP cable, coaxial cable has a much longer lifetime and more practical reliability in harsh environmental conditions. Coaxial cable is a robust and cost effective media in the video transmission industry. Its performance to cost ratio will be relatively higher than that of UTP with PE outer coat or of fibre cable. Due to the huge amount of existing coaxial cables installed for analogue cameras today around the globe, utilising them in the process of migrating to modern IP survellance will save a great deal on costs and time in system project planning and its installation.

    Enconn's EoC (Ethernet over coax) products are potentially a perfect media solution for analogue CCTV systems that are being updated or upgraded into IP surveillance solutions. Their products and technology allow IP cameras to use existing coaxial cables as the transmission media for distances over 100m. Their EOC-INB supports the same 10mbps, full duplex but is a passive device with no additional power requirements. As it is miniature in size, the installer can easily put an EOC series device in the housing of camera. Enconn's EOC series products support 100mbps, full duplex, quite enough to carry any format of high qualify video.

    "Enconn has a rich experience in helping users to overcome many wiring and planning issues for years. Enconn has also invented our unique technique to prevent many possible problems from happening during use. This technique has been integrated into our EOC series products to benefit users worldwide.", explained Mr. Bruce Kao, Sales Manager of Enconn Inc.

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