HD Surveillance, Retrofit to IP Over Existing Cable

This solution has the ability to use existing cabling to deploy IP devices lowers cost, accelerates deployment, and solves a common problem when deploying devices where CAT5/6 cable or power sources are not readily available. In many cases it isn’t feasible or is cost prohibitive to run new CAT5/6 cabling or hire electricians to run power to the desired locations. This solution allows Ethernet networks to be extended over existing alternative cabling, such as coax or twisted pair infrastructure, at near gigabit speeds and use Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), depending on the solution chosen.


Re-utilizing existing cabling is an attractive alternative to upgrading to a new, higher category unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable or installing new fiber cable. It eliminates the high cost of planning, purchasing, trenching and cable pulling as well as minimizes deployment time by avoiding the unexpected delays associated with new installation. The cost and time savings provide for faster, more cost-effective deployment of services.

Security Monitoring/Traffic Surveillance

Application Scenarios

  • Existing cabling, such as coax, 2-wire or lower grade UTP, can be used to extend networks within or between buildings or upgrade networks from analog to IP devices. All with low cost.
  • Service provider installations or upgrades to connect and power wireless access points at campgrounds and marinas
  • Intelligent transportation applications, using IP to control and direct traffic or connect security and surveillance devices
  • Connect or extend networks between multiple buildings in a corporate, education, or military campus environment
  • Re-use abandoned phone lines to upgrade telephony networks incorporating VoIP phones
  • Provide additional bandwidth for enhanced services in existing networks
  • Extend Ethernet and power to an outbuilding or guard shack to enable remote IP phones or security cameras
  • Upgrade from analog cameras to high-quality digital IP cameras in security and surveillance applications
  • Use existing in-building coax cable for connecting Ethernet devices to provide additional bandwidth for advanced services
  • Interconnection of communication equipment in cellular backhaul applications