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Outdoor Fibre optic communication has become the medium of choice for the transmission of telephone, internet and cable television data signals. The South African market is undergoing a massive infrastructure upgrade to integrate the much-needed connectivity into the urban grid. Eurobyte Technology is at the forefront of this drive and supplies much of the hardware needed for a successful fibre optic installation project. We touch on four essential products at the heart of your installation. Visit our website for the full range.

Outdoor Fibre Network projects depend on a range of products we supply. This month, we feature four of the products – the Cattex IP55 Ventilated Outdoor server cabinet, the Planet IGS-624HPT Industrial PoE+ Switch, the Planet IGS-624HPT Industrial PoE+ Switch, the Planet GT-805A Media Converter and the PLANET XGS3-24242 – Stackable Managed Switch.

Cattex IP55 Ventilated Outdoor Network Server Cabinet

The weatherproof Outdoor Ventilated Server Cabinet for Network Installations


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Outdoor fibre server equipment is expensive, susceptible to harsh weather conditions and vulnerable to vandals and theft. When setting up your outdoor Fibre Network, it is vital to find the most secure, robust enclosure. We have considered all the concerns, and by far, the best, safest solution is the Cattex IP55 Ventilated Network Server Cabinet. The Ventilated Network Server Cabinet is one of the most popular outdoor solutions for several reasons which include the following:

  • The Cattex IP55 Ventilated Outdoor 20U Server cabinet has an IP55 ingress protection rating (IP) which ensures the server cabinet is dust and water resistant.
  • The server cabinet is also well ventilated to keep equipment running at the right temperate at all times – irrespective of the weather conditions.


Cattex IP55 Ventilated Outdoor 20U Server cabinet

The vented doors on the Cattex IP55 Vented Network Server Cabinets draw in air through washable filters via roof mounted fans and exhausts it through the insulated roof. Other features include:

Product Features

  • Loading Capacity: 1200kgs
  • Materials: High-quality cold rolled steel
  • Thickness Cabinet 1.6 mild steel
  • Mounting rails 2mm – 304 mild steel Doors 1.6mm mild steel
  • Cooling Fan Four standard 120mm AC cooling fans
  • Doors Front and rear with built-in washable air filter

If you have a Fibre Installation project or outdoor network equipment, the Cattex IP55 Vented Network Server Cabinet is just one of our many options available to you.

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PLANET IGS-624HPT Industrial PoE+ Switch

Planet switches are scalable, cost-effective and an excellent addition to any commercial grade network installation.

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Every Fibre Network project depends on high quality, reliable switches. Eurobyte Technology supplies a range of switches including the robust and very reliable IGS-624HPT Industrial PoE+ Switch. This switch provides full port Gigabit speed, works well in extremely harsh weather conditions and is compatible with 100Mbps and 1000Mbps SFP transceivers to provide a reliable, stable long-distance connection.

The IGS-624HPT is well suited for applications in deploying surveillance system and securing control and wireless service in climatically demanding environments. It manages a wide temperature ranges from -40 to 75 degrees Celsius. The IGS-624HPT Industrial Gigabit PoE+ Switch also provides rapid fibre redundancy for highly critical Ethernet applications. The redundant-mode supports auto-recover function. If the destination port of a packet link is down, it forwards the packet to a backup pair.

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Product Features

Physical Port

  • 4-port 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 with IEEE 802.3af / 802.3at PoE Injector
  • 2-port SFP slot interface, SFP supports 1000Base-X and 100Base-FX transceiver via DIP switch configured

Power over Ethernet

  • Complies with IEEE 802.3af / IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus End-Span PSE
  • Up to 4 IEEE 802.3af / 802.3at devices powered
  • Supports PoE Power up to 30.8 watts for each PoE port
  • Provides DC 52V power over RJ-45 Ethernet cable to PD with Ethernet port
  • Auto-detects EEE 802.3af/at the equipment and protect devices from being damaged by incorrect installation
  • Remote power feeding up to 100m

Layer 2 Features

  • Supports Auto-Negotiation and 10/100Mbps half / full duplex and 1000Mbps full duplex mode
  • Prevents packet loss with back pressure (half-duplex) and IEEE 802.3x PAUSE frame flow control (full-duplex)
  • Automatic address learning and address ageing

Industrial Case / Installation

  • IP30 aluminium metal case protection
  • Dual SFP Ports Auto Link Redundant Mode Support
  • DIN Rail and Wall Mount Design
  • 24~48V DC redundant power with polarity reverse protect function and removable terminal block for master and slave power
  • Supports 6000 VDC Ethernet ESD protection
  • -40 to 75 degrees C operating temperature

The Planet network switches deliver performance and security. Planet switches are scalable, cost-effective and an excellent addition to any commercial grade network installation.

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PLANET Gigabit Media Converter – GT-805A

The networking device that makes it possible to connect two dissimilar media types such as a twisted pair with fibre optic cabling

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When it comes to setting up any network and particularly a fibre network, you need to account for different media types and how to connect them. How far back do you retrofit and how do you connect the media types? The answer is the PLANET GT-805AT an Industrial Gigabit Media Converter. The PLANET Gigabit Media Converter – GT-805A networking device makes it possible to connect two dissimilar media types such as a twisted pair with fibre optic cabling. It also provides non-blocking wire-speed performance and great flexibility for Gigabit Ethernet extension in harsh industrial environments. The GT-805AT is well suited for surveillance systems, securing control and wireless service in climatically demanding environments. It works effectively in a wide temperature range from -40 to 75 degrees Celsius.

The GT-805AT is also compatible with 100Mbps and 1000Mbps SFP transceivers to provide a robust, stable and long-distance connection. The IGT-805AT has two DC power input connectors for redundant power supply installation to enhance the operation, reliability and flexibility. It also possesses an integrated power supply source with wide-ranging voltages from 12 to 48V DC or 24V AC.

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Other features that make this a great addition to a fibre network include the following:

Product Features

  • Complies with IEEE 802.3 10Base-T, IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX, IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T, IEEE 802.3z 1000Base-SX/LX
  • TP port supports 10/100/1000Base-T auto-negotiation and auto-MDI/MDI-X
  • 1000Base-T: 2-pair Cat. 5/5e/6 UTP cable, up to 100 meters
  • Layer 2 Key Feature
    –IEEE 802.3x full-duplex flow-control and back-pressure in half-duplex eliminates the loss of packets
    –Supports auto MDI/MDI-X function
    –Store-and-Forward mechanism
    –Non-blocking full wire-speed forwarding rate
  • Media conversion between 10/100/1000Base-T and 1000Base-SX/LX
  • Fibre media allows:
    –Multi-mode fibre using SC/LC/WDM connector
    –Single-mode fibre using SC/LC/WDM connector

The Planet Networking media converter is a networking device that makes it possible to connect two dissimilar media types such as a twisted pair with fibre optic cabling. This converter makes for a perfect addition to any fibre network.

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PLANET Stackable Managed Switch – XGS3-24242

Increase the capacity and speed of your network

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As we continue the discussion on successful deployment of your Fibre Network Installation project, we touch on an aggregation layer switch for large networks, the XGS3-24242 from Planet. The Stackable Managed Switch supports IP Stacking technology that helps to manage and configure up to 24 units via one IP address.

The PLANET Stackable Managed Switch – XGS3-24242 is suitable for campus networks, metropolitan IP networks and other large infrastructure projects. It offers several intelligent security features, performs exceptionally well and is highly flexible. The XGS3-24242 is also an excellent choice as a core layer switch for enterprises, data centres or even smaller networks.

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Product Features

  • Physical Port
    24-port 100/1000BASE-X mini-GBIC/SFP slots
    16 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 copper ports, shared with port-1 to port-16
    4 10GBASE-SR/LR SFP+ slots, compatible with 1000BASE-SX/LX/BX SFP
    Two 20Gbps Hardware Stacking Ports
  • IP Stacking
    Connects with stack member via both Gigabit TP/SFP interface and 10G SFP+ slots
    Single IP address management, supporting up to 24 units stacked together
  • Hardware Stacking
    Connects with stack member via QSFP+ slots
    Supporting up to 6 units stacked together
  • IP Routing Features
    IP routing protocol supports RIPv1/v2, RIPng, OSPFv2/v3, BGP4/4+
    Routing interface provides per VLAN routing mode
  • Quality of Service
    8 priority queues on all switch ports
    Supports strict priority and WRR (Weighted Round Robin) CoS policies

The XGS3-24242 can handle huge amounts of data (10Gbps uplink). Talk to us for more about the features and your needs.

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Summary
A connected – stable high-speed broadband connection has become a sought-after consideration for thousands of South Africans. According to ICASA fibre-to-the-home/building Internet subscriptions and other fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions saw a substantial increase of 523.9% and 379.2% in 2017.
Eurobyte Technology supplies a wide selection of the products that fulfil this realisation which ensures a smooth process to the highest global standards.

Contact People and Numbers
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22 Witkoppen Road
Paulshof
Gauteng
South Africa

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