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Veracity's HIGHWIRE Ethernet IP over coax devices enable you to replace analogue video surveillance installations with digital IP cameras effortlessly.

Explore the range of Veracity HIGHWIRE IP over COAX Devices available here at Comms Express.
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High-Speed Ethernet Over Coax Video Cable HIGHWIRE turns any analogue video cable into a high-speed network connection. This allows the replacement of analogue cameras with IP cameras without installation of any new cabling, which can save some 30-40% of the system cost.

Universal connections for coax, network and power, with no user set-up required, make installation easy and fast.

Long connection range

HIGHWIRE can provide a full-duplex 100BASE-T network connection, with no bandwidth restrictions, over up to 500 metres (1650 feet) of RG-11 cable, or 280 metres (930 feet) of CCTV-grade RG-59 cable.

Simply connect a single HIGHWIRE to each end of the coaxial cable, and the link will be established automatically with no configuration required.

Transparent to the network

The HIGHWIRE connection is invisible to Ethernet data and requires no MAC or IP address; to the camera the link looks like any other network cable.

peed, duplex and crossover are sensed on connection; no setting up is necessary.

Universal power input

HIGHWIRE can be powered by legacy 12 Volt DC or 24 Volt AC supplies.  Connection is via a detachable screw terminal and the type and polarity of the supply are detected automatically.

An optional power supply is available for installations with no legacy power.

Practical installation

With absolutely no setting-up or configuration required, installation is simple, and HIGHWIREs compact dimensions allow it to be mounted inside a camera housing.

Optional wall-mounting brackets and a rack-mounting kit are available to suit the needs of each installation.


Key techincal features:


Range

Auto-optimizing for all 75 Ohm coaxial cable:
280m (920ft) full-rate over video-grade RG-59 (Up to 350m depending on cable quality)
350m (1150ft) full-rate over RG-6
500m (1640ft) full-rate over RG-11
Network
Auto-configuring for speed (10BASE-T or 100BASE-T) and duplex
Use with Cat 5, Cat 5e or Cat 6 patch or crossover cables
Power
Auto type and polarity detection with detachable screw terminal connector
10-40V DC (max current 140mA at 12V)
20-28V AC (max current 70mA at 24V)
Dimensions
84 x 54 x 24mm (3.3 x 2.1 x 0.95in) / 102mm (4in) including connector
70g (2.5oz)

Applications:


IP Video

Reuse legacy cable when upgrading from analog to IP security.

Long range networking

Use HIGHWIRE as a cost-effective means to deploy network connections beyond 100 metres - for example a buried RG-11 cable can be used to deliver a network connection between buildings 500 metres apart.

Transportation

HIGHWIRE can be used on legacy coaxial cables found in rail transport or elsewhere, and its universal power input makes it well-suited to low-voltage installations.

Elevators and mechanisms

Because coaxial cable will coil and bend properly, unlike Cat 5 cable, HIGHWIRE provides an ideal means to provide network access to elevator carriages, for VoIP, security, lift panel and other devices.

Anywhere there's coax!

HIGHWIRE has been deployed over all types of video cable, radar, TV antenna and satellite downlinks, armored steel cables, you name it.  50 ohm coax or cables of other impedance can normally be used without any modification to the unit.

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Unrestricted 100Base-T and POE over 1400m HIGHWIRE Longstar delivers unsurpassed power and bandwidth over extreme distances of coax cable.

Deliver unsurpassed power and bandwidth over extreme distances of coaxial cable. Cut costs and installation time by re-using long runs of legacy coax cabling, especially in rail and metro applications.

Long-range Ethernet with POE over coax at distances up to 1,400 metres

HIGHWIRE Longstar’s ruggedness and high performance is particularly suited to rail, metro and industrial applications. HIGHWIRE Longstar delivers unsurpassed distances.

HIGHWIRE Longstar delivers a full bandwidth 100Base-T network signal and POE Plus over unsurpassed lengths of regular coaxial cable. It provides the reassurance of exceptional performance and reliability, while enabling considerable savings in the cost, time and risk of upgrading legacy analogue camera installations to IP.

A range of 540 - 690 metres with RG-59 or even up to 1400 metres with RG-11 is supported, without compromising the 100Base-T data rate. For even greater distances it can automatically configure to 10Base-T operation, running approximately three times further with data only. Models with optional POE in or out can deliver the full 25 watts of 802.3at POE Plus to cameras over the same legacy cable.

Designed for straight-forward installation, all the HIGHWIRE Longstar models are entirely self-configuring, and feature extended temperature operation, have a rugged enclosure with both wall-mount or high density rack mounting options.

Designed for Installers

Used in pairs, installation of HIGHWIRE Longstar is extremely fast and efficient. The devices self-configure and self optimise on connection. No set-up or system pairings are required. Data and power connections are easily monitored during installation using the embedded LEDs. The system incorporates Veracity’s SafeView™ technology, which provides instant confirmation of link status, power level and diagnostic information.

Flexible High Performance

Although designed for 75 Ohm cable, HIGHWIRE Longstar will operate over 50 Ohm cable with full performance and only a slight reduction in the maximum distance attainable.

POE - Simple Reliability

POE-equipped models allow all of the power for the link to be sourced from a POE switch, POE injector or power supply, for simple installation and optional UPS backed power delivery for high resilience against grid power failures.

HIGHWIRE Longstar is a rugged and low-cost alternative to fibre, also with power delivery It is also suited to new coax installations, due to the low levels of signal distortion through long runs of RG6 or RG11 cabling

Simple Rackmount Option Up to 24 HIGHWIRE Longstar Base units can be rack-mounted using the simple 1U space-saving bracket. Although HIGHWIRE Longstar POE models can be powered from POE switches or injectors, several Veracity 57V DC power supply options are available (see partcodes) to provide the maximum power and range performance.

Veracity Power Supply Options Rack-mounted HIGHWIRE Longstar units can be powered by the Veracity 57V DC 1U rackmount power supply. This 8.8A power supply can provide enough power for up to 24 HIGHWIRE Longstar units with POE output. The power unit can be fitted behind the rack-mounted HIGHWIRE Longstars in the same 1U space, thus saving rack space.



Key techinical features:
Unrestricted 100Base-T and POE over 1400m (4,600ft) on RG11
Long range Ethernet and POE over new or legacy coaxial cable
Ruggedised for high-performance over extreme temperature range
Fully automatic, simple to install and maintenance-free
BS EN 50121-4 compliant (rail and metro)
Up to 4.2km (2.5 miles) data-only link at 10Base-T without POE

Applications:
HIGHWIRE Longstar is a rugged and Low-cost alternative to fibre, also with power delivery.

It is suited to new coax installations, due to the low levels of distortion through long runs go RG6 or RG11 cabling.

BS EN 50121-4 compliant (rail and metro)

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Unrestricted 100Base-T and POE over 1400m HIGHWIRE Longstar delivers unsurpassed power and bandwidth over extreme distances of coax cable.

Deliver unsurpassed power and bandwidth over extreme distances of coaxial cable. Cut costs and installation time by re-using long runs of legacy coax cabling, especially in rail and metro applications.

Long-range Ethernet with POE over coax at distances up to 1,400 metres

HIGHWIRE Longstar’s ruggedness and high performance is particularly suited to rail, metro and industrial applications. HIGHWIRE Longstar delivers unsurpassed distances.

HIGHWIRE Longstar delivers a full bandwidth 100Base-T network signal and POE Plus over unsurpassed lengths of regular coaxial cable. It provides the reassurance of exceptional performance and reliability, while enabling considerable savings in the cost, time and risk of upgrading legacy analogue camera installations to IP.

A range of 540 - 690 metres with RG-59 or even up to 1400 metres with RG-11 is supported, without compromising the 100Base-T data rate. For even greater distances it can automatically configure to 10Base-T operation, running approximately three times further with data only. Models with optional POE in or out can deliver the full 25 watts of 802.3at POE Plus to cameras over the same legacy cable.

Designed for straight-forward installation, all the HIGHWIRE Longstar models are entirely self-configuring, and feature extended temperature operation, have a rugged enclosure with both wall-mount or high density rack mounting options.

Designed for Installers

Used in pairs, installation of HIGHWIRE Longstar is extremely fast and efficient. The devices self-configure and self optimise on connection. No set-up or system pairings are required. Data and power connections are easily monitored during installation using the embedded LEDs. The system incorporates Veracity’s SafeView™ technology, which provides instant confirmation of link status, power level and diagnostic information.

Flexible High Performance

Although designed for 75 Ohm cable, HIGHWIRE Longstar will operate over 50 Ohm cable with full performance and only a slight reduction in the maximum distance attainable.

POE - Simple Reliability

POE-equipped models allow all of the power for the link to be sourced from a POE switch, POE injector or power supply, for simple installation and optional UPS backed power delivery for high resilience against grid power failures.

HIGHWIRE Longstar is a rugged and low-cost alternative to fibre, also with power delivery It is also suited to new coax installations, due to the low levels of signal distortion through long runs of RG6 or RG11 cabling

Simple Rackmount Option Up to 24 HIGHWIRE Longstar Base units can be rack-mounted using the simple 1U space-saving bracket. Although HIGHWIRE Longstar POE models can be powered from POE switches or injectors, several Veracity 57V DC power supply options are available (see partcodes) to provide the maximum power and range performance.

Veracity Power Supply Options Rack-mounted HIGHWIRE Longstar units can be powered by the Veracity 57V DC 1U rackmount power supply. This 8.8A power supply can provide enough power for up to 24 HIGHWIRE Longstar units with POE output. The power unit can be fitted behind the rack-mounted HIGHWIRE Longstars in the same 1U space, thus saving rack space.



Key techinical features:
Unrestricted 100Base-T and POE over 1400m (4,600ft) on RG11
Long range Ethernet and POE over new or legacy coaxial cable
Ruggedised for high-performance over extreme temperature range
Fully automatic, simple to install and maintenance-free
| BS EN 50121-4 compliant (rail and metro)
| Up to 4.2km (2.5 miles) data-only link at 10Base-T without POE

Applications:
HIGHWIRE Longstar is a rugged and Low-cost alternative to fibre, also with power delivery.

It is suited to new coax installations, due to the low levels of distortion through long runs go RG6 or RG11 cabling.

BS EN 50121-4 compliant (rail and metro)

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Unrestricted 100Base-T and POE over 1400m HIGHWIRE Longstar delivers unsurpassed power and bandwidth over extreme distances of coax cable.

Deliver unsurpassed power and bandwidth over extreme distances of coaxial cable. Cut costs and installation time by re-using long runs of legacy coax cabling, especially in rail and metro applications.

Long-range Ethernet with POE over coax at distances up to 1,400 metres

HIGHWIRE Longstar’s ruggedness and high performance is particularly suited to rail, metro and industrial applications. HIGHWIRE Longstar delivers unsurpassed distances.

HIGHWIRE Longstar delivers a full bandwidth 100Base-T network signal and POE Plus over unsurpassed lengths of regular coaxial cable. It provides the reassurance of exceptional performance and reliability, while enabling considerable savings in the cost, time and risk of upgrading legacy analogue camera installations to IP.

A range of 540 - 690 metres with RG-59 or even up to 1400 metres with RG-11 is supported, without compromising the 100Base-T data rate. For even greater distances it can automatically configure to 10Base-T operation, running approximately three times further with data only. Models with optional POE in or out can deliver the full 25 watts of 802.3at POE Plus to cameras over the same legacy cable.

Designed for straight-forward installation, all the HIGHWIRE Longstar models are entirely self-configuring, and feature extended temperature operation, have a rugged enclosure with both wall-mount or high density rack mounting options.

Designed for Installers

Used in pairs, installation of HIGHWIRE Longstar is extremely fast and efficient. The devices self-configure and self optimise on connection. No set-up or system pairings are required. Data and power connections are easily monitored during installation using the embedded LEDs. The system incorporates Veracity’s SafeView™ technology, which provides instant confirmation of link status, power level and diagnostic information.

Flexible High Performance

Although designed for 75 Ohm cable, HIGHWIRE Longstar will operate over 50 Ohm cable with full performance and only a slight reduction in the maximum distance attainable.

POE - Simple Reliability

POE-equipped models allow all of the power for the link to be sourced from a POE switch, POE injector or power supply, for simple installation and optional UPS backed power delivery for high resilience against grid power failures.

HIGHWIRE Longstar is a rugged and low-cost alternative to fibre, also with power delivery It is also suited to new coax installations, due to the low levels of signal distortion through long runs of RG6 or RG11 cabling

Simple Rackmount Option Up to 24 HIGHWIRE Longstar Base units can be rack-mounted using the simple 1U space-saving bracket. Although HIGHWIRE Longstar POE models can be powered from POE switches or injectors, several Veracity 57V DC power supply options are available (see partcodes) to provide the maximum power and range performance.

Veracity Power Supply Options Rack-mounted HIGHWIRE Longstar units can be powered by the Veracity 57V DC 1U rackmount power supply. This 8.8A power supply can provide enough power for up to 24 HIGHWIRE Longstar units with POE output. The power unit can be fitted behind the rack-mounted HIGHWIRE Longstars in the same 1U space, thus saving rack space.



Key techinical features:
Unrestricted 100Base-T and POE over 1400m (4,600ft) on RG11
Long range Ethernet and POE over new or legacy coaxial cable
Ruggedised for high-performance over extreme temperature range
Fully automatic, simple to install and maintenance-free
| BS EN 50121-4 compliant (rail and metro)
| Up to 4.2km (2.5 miles) data-only link at 10Base-T without POE

Applications:
HIGHWIRE Longstar is a rugged and Low-cost alternative to fibre, also with power delivery.

It is suited to new coax installations, due to the low levels of distortion through long runs go RG6 or RG11 cabling.

BS EN 50121-4 compliant (rail and metro)

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Fast Ethernet and POE power over coax video cable HIGHWIRE POWERSTAR lets you install IP cameras easily, quickly, and reliably, without the disruption and expense of installing new cable.

Support for your camera is assured, thanks to HIGHWIRE's unique full-rate Ethernet over Coax technology, which has been tested and trusted by thousands of IP installers worldwide since it launched as an industry first in June 2006.

And now with POE over Coax, you can deliver up to 25 watts of POE power to the camera as well, eliminating the complexity of installing local power supplies.

Simply add power

With no configuration or measurement required, installation of HIGHWIRE Powerstar is as straightforward as plugging it in.

Two models are used, as shown in the diagram below.  The BASE unit receives POE power and transmits it down the coax. The CAMERA unit receives power from the coax and delivers up to full POE Plus power to the IP camera.

If POE is insufficient at the camera end of the cable, just connect an optional power supply.

Installer friendly

For fast installation and guaranteed performance, HIGHWIRE Powerstar features Veracity's unique SAFEVIEW display.

SAFEVIEW provides an instant and easy-to-understand confirmation of network and power status right across the cable, with no need to access remote equipment to check connections.

Meanwhile, safe and compliant detection of POE equipment and POE over coax compatibility ensures correct operation, with no risk of damage to non-POE or legacy analog equipment.

Reliability assured

Because the length and quality of installed coaxial cable is hard to predict or measure, it is important to have confidence that the cable you are upgrading has the capacity to deliver continuous, reliable power to the new IP camera.

However, thanks to HIGHWIRE POWERSTAR's ultra low-power design and efficient power delivery, even the lowest grade of cheap RG-59 will support a 10 watt IP camera at any range likely to be found in a legacy installation.  And once connected, the SAFEVIEW power display instantly reaffirms that the actual power available to the camera is sufficient.

For predictable network performance, HIGHWIRE's proven technology delivers full network bandwidth, right to the limits of range.  And secure screw-terminal DC connections, or the option of using a UPS-backed POE source, provide the last link in assuring continuous power delivery.

Key technical features:

Range
See table in datasheet or manual. Examples, with full 100Base-TX throughput:
10 watts of POE at 265m (880ft) of 22AWG CCS RG-59 from a Veracity power supply
10 watts of POE at 300m (1000ft) of 20AWG RG-59 from an 802.3af POE switch
20 watts of POE+ at 300m (1000ft) of 20AWG RG-59 from an 802.3at POE+ switch
25 watts of POE+ at 500m (1600ft) of 14AWG RG-11 from a Veracity power supply
Power
Unit power 1.5 watts max
BASE POE in IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at, class 4 (25.5W max)
CAMERA POE out IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at, any class (25.5W max)
DC power input 44-57 volts, 0.7 amps max, class 2 isolated, screw terminal
Network
100Base-T full-duplex Ethernet with auto-negotiation
Patch or crossover cables auto-detected

Dimensions
84 x 54 x 24mm (3.3 x 2.1 x 0.95in) / 102mm (4in) including connector 100g (3.5oz)

Applications: 

pgrading to IP

Delivering full network connectivity and standardised, centrally-sourced power without recabling, HIGHWIRE removes many of the barriers to upgrading systems from analogue to digital.

New installations

With the familiarity of coaxial cable and the reliability and cost advantages of POE, HIGHWIRE Powerstar is an effective choice for the installation of new IP video systems where cable runs may be very long or inaccessible. The ability to convert coax into a network connection without requiring power has many advantages in upgrading CATV or satellite systems in hotels or other buildings, among other applications.  HIGHWIRE technology has been successfully used with 50 ohm cable and many other non-video types.

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Fast Ethernet and POE power over coax video cable HIGHWIRE POWERSTAR lets you install IP cameras easily, quickly, and reliably, without the disruption and expense of installing new cable.

Support for your camera is assured, thanks to HIGHWIRE's unique full-rate Ethernet over Coax technology, which has been tested and trusted by thousands of IP installers worldwide since it launched as an industry first in June 2006.

And now with POE over Coax, you can deliver up to 25 watts of POE power to the camera as well, eliminating the complexity of installing local power supplies.

Simply add power

With no configuration or measurement required, installation of HIGHWIRE Powerstar is as straightforward as plugging it in.

Two models are used, as shown in the diagram below.  The BASE unit receives POE power and transmits it down the coax.  The CAMERA unit receives power from the coax and delivers up to full POE Plus power to the IP camera.

If POE is insufficient at the camera end of the cable, just connect an optional power supply.

Installer friendly

For fast installation and guaranteed performance, HIGHWIRE Powerstar features Veracity's unique SAFEVIEW display.

SAFEVIEW provides an instant and easy-to-understand confirmation of network and power status right across the cable, with no need to access remote equipment to check connections.

Meanwhile, safe and compliant detection of POE equipment and POE over coax compatibility ensures correct operation, with no risk of damage to non-POE or legacy analog equipment.

Reliability assured

Because the length and quality of installed coaxial cable is hard to predict or measure, it is important to have confidence that the cable you are upgrading has the capacity to deliver continuous, reliable power to the new IP camera.

However, thanks to HIGHWIRE POWERSTAR's ultra low-power design and efficient power delivery, even the lowest grade of cheap RG-59 will support a 10 watt IP camera at any range likely to be found in a legacy installation.  And once connected, the SAFEVIEW power display instantly reaffirms that the actual power available to the camera is sufficient.

For predictable network performance, HIGHWIRE's proven technology delivers full network bandwidth, right to the limits of range.  And secure screw-terminal DC connections, or the option of using a UPS-backed POE source, provide the last link in assuring continuous power delivery.

Key technical features:

Range
See table in datasheet or manual. Examples, with full 100Base-TX throughput:
10 watts of POE at 265m (880ft) of 22AWG CCS RG-59 from a Veracity power supply
10 watts of POE at 300m (1000ft) of 20AWG RG-59 from an 802.3af POE switch
20 watts of POE+ at 300m (1000ft) of 20AWG RG-59 from an 802.3at POE+ switch
25 watts of POE+ at 500m (1600ft) of 14AWG RG-11 from a Veracity power supply
Power
Unit power 1.5 watts max
BASE POE in IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at, class 4 (25.5W max)
CAMERA POE out IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at, any class (25.5W max)
DC power input 44-57 volts, 0.7 amps max, class 2 isolated, screw terminal
Network
100Base-T full-duplex Ethernet with auto-negotiation
Patch or crossover cables auto-detected

Dimensions
84 x 54 x 24mm (3.3 x 2.1 x 0.95in) / 102mm (4in) including connector 100g (3.5oz)

Applications: 

Upgrading to IP

Delivering full network connectivity and standardised, centrally-sourced power without recabling, HIGHWIRE removes many of the barriers to upgrading systems from analogue to digital.

New installations

With the familiarity of coaxial cable and the reliability and cost advantages of POE, HIGHWIRE Powerstar is an effective choice for the installation of new IP video systems where cable runs may be very long or inaccessible. The ability to convert coax into a network connection without requiring power has many advantages in upgrading CATV or satellite systems in hotels or other buildings, among other applications.  HIGHWIRE technology has been successfully used with 50 ohm cable and many other non-video types.

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Replacement of your existing analogue video encoders has never been easier. A true plug-and-play solution out of the box utilising legacy coax and the flexibility of the industry-leading Veracity HIGHWIRE Powerstar range. Includes one Base 4 unit, 4 single channel camera units, a 1500mA PSU and country power cord. Fast, cost-effective and fully automatic install.

Four-Channel Ethernet and POE over coax unit designed for video encoder replacement.
HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 replaces existing analogue video encoders and enables easy replacement of analogue cameras with high-resolution IP cameras.

Key technical features:
Re-use existing coax currently used for analogue cameras
Replace typical 4-channel video encoders with a full IP system
Reliably power new IP cameras with POE over coax
Fully automatic installation - no set-up of EOC* adaptor required
Simple fast, cost-effective installation, less time on site
Compatible with HIGHWIRE Powerstar Camera EOC* adaptors
Gigabit Ethernet network uplink and optional SFP port

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HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 replaces existing analogue video encoders HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 replaces existing analogue video encoders and enables easy replacement of analogue cameras with high-resolution IP cameras. A true plug-and-play solution for connecting and powering IP cameras over legacy coaxial cabling. Fully automatic installation - no set-up of EOC* adaptor required.

4 Channel Video Encoder Replacement

Key technical features:


Re-use existing coax currently used for analogue cameras
Replace typical 4-channel video encoders with a full IP system
Reliably power new IP cameras with POE over coax
Fully automatic installation - no set-up of EOC* adaptor required
Simple fast, cost-effective installation, less time on site
Compatible with HIGHWIRE Powerstar Camera EOC* adaptors
Gigabit Ethernet network uplink and optional SFP port
Replace your analogue cameras with IP

The HIGHWIRE Powerstar product family offers reliable power delivery and long-range extension even over low-grade coaxial cable and now enables direct replacement of existing analogue video encoders to allow cost-effective upgrade to IP cameras

Existing Video Encoders

Many CCTV installations made the first step to IP video by using analogue video encoders to digitise their existing analogue cameras and stream IP video onto their network. This allowed the analogue cameras running over existing coaxial cables to be used with modern network video recorders (NVRs) and to be streamed anywhere on the network (to a video wall, operator screen or display monitor for example). Video encoders were frequently used to get the video onto a network at the most convenient point thus avoiding having to run coax cable very long distances all the way to the equipment room end. Digitising and networking the video also added some flexibility to the system in terms of how the video data was routed and used, and indeed this is part of the power of IP Video systems.

Legacy Video Encoders

Existing video encoders come in many forms, but by far the most common is the stand-alone four-channel encoder, as manufactured by hundreds of different companies around the world. All have very similar characteristics: Four BNC connections for the coax cables, a network connection and a power connection.

PTZ Control/Audio

Some video encoders also had RS232 or RS485 ports for controlling analogue PTZ cameras. Of course, such serial connections are not required for IP PTZ cameras, as all control signals go through the Ethernet network connection along with the digital video. Likewise, some analogue encoders had audio I/O, but again, separate audio connections are not required for IP cameras, as the signals are incorporated into the network data and recorded by the NVR. HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 directly replaces the analogue encoder unit.

Direct Encoder Replacement

HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 builds on the market-leading HIGHWIRE range of Ethernet-over-coax (EOC) adaptors from Veracity, and is designed as a direct replacement for legacy analogue video encoders.

EOC Base and Camera Units

The legacy analogue encoder - shown in the diagram - is replaced by a HIGHWIRE Base 4 unit and the coax cables are connected to four separate single-channel HIGHWIRE Powerstar Camera adaptors. Note that Duo and Quad Camera adaptors are also available. The low-resolution, locally powered analogue cameras are replaced by high-resolution POE powered IP cameras. A Gigabit Ethernet uplink connection on the HIGHWIRE Base 4 ensures there is no network bandwidth limit on available image quality and resolution.

Automatic connection

As soon as the power is supplied to the Base 4 unit, a connection is established automatically with the Camera units, the IP cameras are powered up and the camera IP addresses will be available on the network. The HIGHWIRE units require no configuration, do not require IP address settings and are completely transparent to the network.

Recommended Power Supplies

There are two PSU options available for HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 units. They are 57V DC to provide the maximum power and distance possible within the POE standard. (IEEE 802.8af and 802.3at) The options provide 40W or 80W. The 40W unit provides 10W per channel over the coax on the Base 4 unit, which is sufficient for most static IP cameras. The 80W unit provides up to 20W per channel on Base 4.






Applications:
HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 directly replaces the analogue encoder unit.

Install HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 in car parks, stations, shopping centres, retail outlets, hospitals, prisons, sports centres or anywhere that has legacy coax cable and analogue cameras that you want to upgrade to IP Video cameras.

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The LINKLOCK variants of HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 and Base 8 offer a “tamper-detection” function for critical network links. For example, this could be IP cameras located outside of secure buildings which may be vulnerable to hacking, since the very location of the devices could allow physical access and therefore an external link back into the organisation’s network.

Key Features:
Transmission: Coax
Model: Converter
Number of outputs: 4
Output: Coax
Number of inputs: 1
Input: RJ45

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8 Channels per HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 8 unit, up to 32ch in 1U Four 8-channel Base units provide 32 IP channels in 1U, with space for an optional IU power supply and up to 25W POE per channel.

The HIGHWIRE Powerstar product family offers high-speed Ethernet, reliable power delivery and long range even over low-grade coaxial cable.

Key technical features:


8 channels per Base unit, up to 32 channels in 1U
Full duplex 100Base-TX performance on each coax link
Gigabit uplink port with fibre option via SFP socket
Only 1 main switch port required per 8 channels
POE or POE Plus per channel, on all channels
Up to 300m on RG59, 400m on RG6, 500m on RG11
Automatic configuration for simple installation
HIGHWIRE Powerstar is now available in an integrated 8-channel modular unit for rack mounting, giving up to 32 channels in 1U.

Four 8-channel Base units provide 32 IP channels in 1U, with space for an optional IU power supply and up to 25W POE per channel

Proven Technology

Veracity’s HIGHWIRE technology has been proven in tens of thousands of installations over many years, delivering high-reliability full 100Base-TX Ethernet in all conditions. This offers consistent, predictable, IP video network performance even with today’s high resolution HD and 4K IP cameras, delivering a full speed over 300m of RG59 cable, and 500m over RG11.

Multi-Channel Rack Mount Unit

Base 8 integrates eight HIGHWIRE channels and a gigabit switch into a single unit. It is specifically designed to allow rack-mounting of up to four units in 1U, giving 32 channels per U.  Veracity’s unique 57V rack-mounted POE power supply accessory can be mounted in the same 1U.

Cost-effective Network Connection

The integration of a Gigabit switch reduces the number of main switch ports required to connect many IP video cameras. Thus each HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 8 unit requires only one main switch port, or 4 network ports for 32 channels. Each Base 8 unit also has a rear mounted SFP socket for an optional SFP fibre Ethernet module.

Base and Camera Units

In the diagram below, the HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 8 unit is connected to 8 legacy coaxial cable links.  At the camera ends, there are single-channel HIGHWIRE Powerstar Camera units connected to each link. The original analogue cameras are replaced by new IP cameras which are connected to HIGHWIRE Camera units. The Base 8 unit is powered by a Veracity 57V PSU and power is delivered up the coax to power the HIGHWIRE Camera units which, in turn, power the IP cameras.

Simple Installation

With no need to configure IP addresses, set DIP switches, or pair units, installing HIGHWIRE Powerstar is straightforward. As soon as power is applied, the IP cameras will power up and their IP addresses will become available on the network. The zero configuration HIGHWIRE units are completely network transparent.

Multiple Channels per Coax

HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 8 is compatible with Veracity’s Powerstar Duo and Quad Camera units, connecting multiple IP cameras over a single coax. For example, an obsolete analogue PTZ camera could be replaced by four low-cost static IP cameras using a Powerstar Quad unit.

Recommended Power Supplies

Veracity power supplies for POE are all 57V DC devices, to provide the maximum power and distance possible within the POE standard (802.3af and 802.3at). Our 1U rack-mounted 57V 8.8A power supply is specifically designed for Veracity’s IP Transmission products, including HIGHWIRE Base units. The Base 8 rack mount kit can be assembled together with the 1U PSU to provide a complete power-and-32-channel-EOC* solution in 1U.

Redundant Power Supply Configuration

Veracity’s 1U POE power supplies are designed to allow redundant power configurations for maximum reliability. Pairs of units (in 2U) may be cross linked with an optional cable assembly to allow full power to be delivered to the Base units, even in the event of a failure of one of the power supplies.

HIGHWIRE Product Range

Powerstar Base units are available in 1, 4 and 8-channel models. Powerstar Camera units are available in 1, 2 and 4-channel models.  Any Base model is compatible with any Camera model.



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HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 and Base LINKLOCK models are also available. LINKLOCK technology provides secure, tamper-proof network connections over coax cable.

LINKLOCK™ technology provides secure tamper-proof network connections over coax cable.

LINKLOCK options are available in Veracity’s high performance HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base 4 and Base 8 Ethernet and POE over coax devices.

Key technical features:
Tamper-proof Ethernet and POE over coax
8 tamper-proof channels per Base unit
Tampering or interference with cabling shuts down channel 
Relay contact alarm output on tamper, with reset pins
32 POE or POE Plus channels in 1U with four Base units
Automatic configuration for simple installation
Full duplex 100Base-TX performance on each coax

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Fast Ethernet and POE power over coax video cable HIGHWIRE POWERSTAR lets you install IP cameras easily, quickly, and reliably, without the disruption and expense of installing new cable.

Support for your camera is assured, thanks to HIGHWIRE's unique full-rate Ethernet over Coax technology, which has been tested and trusted by thousands of IP installers worldwide since it launched as an industry first in June 2006.

And now with POE over Coax, you can deliver up to 25 watts of POE power to the camera as well, eliminating the complexity of installing local power supplies.

Simply add power

With no configuration or measurement required, installation of HIGHWIRE Powerstar is as straightforward as plugging it in.

Two models are used, as shown in the diagram below.  The BASE unit receives POE power and transmits it down the coax.  The CAMERA unit receives power from the coax and delivers up to full POE Plus power to the IP camera.

If POE is insufficient at the camera end of the cable, just connect an optional power supply.

Installer friendly

For fast installation and guaranteed performance, HIGHWIRE Powerstar features Veracity's unique SAFEVIEW display.

SAFEVIEW provides an instant and easy-to-understand confirmation of network and power status right across the cable, with no need to access remote equipment to check connections.

Meanwhile, safe and compliant detection of POE equipment and POE over coax compatibility ensures correct operation, with no risk of damage to non-POE or legacy analog equipment.

Reliability assured

Because the length and quality of installed coaxial cable is hard to predict or measure, it is important to have confidence that the cable you are upgrading has the capacity to deliver continuous, reliable power to the new IP camera.

However, thanks to HIGHWIRE POWERSTAR's ultra low-power design and efficient power delivery, even the lowest grade of cheap RG-59 will support a 10 watt IP camera at any range likely to be found in a legacy installation.  And once connected, the SAFEVIEW power display instantly reaffirms that the actual power available to the camera is sufficient.

For predictable network performance, HIGHWIRE's proven technology delivers full network bandwidth, right to the limits of range.  And secure screw-terminal DC connections, or the option of using a UPS-backed POE source, provide the last link in assuring continuous power delivery.

Key technical features:

Range
See table in datasheet or manual. Examples, with full 100Base-TX throughput:
10 watts of POE at 265m (880ft) of 22AWG CCS RG-59 from a Veracity power supply
10 watts of POE at 300m (1000ft) of 20AWG RG-59 from an 802.3af POE switch
20 watts of POE+ at 300m (1000ft) of 20AWG RG-59 from an 802.3at POE+ switch
25 watts of POE+ at 500m (1600ft) of 14AWG RG-11 from a Veracity power supply
Power
Unit power 1.5 watts max
BASE POE in IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at, class 4 (25.5W max)
CAMERA POE out IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at, any class (25.5W max)
DC power input 44-57 volts, 0.7 amps max, class 2 isolated, screw terminal
Network
100Base-T full-duplex Ethernet with auto-negotiation
Patch or crossover cables auto-detected

Dimensions
84 x 54 x 24mm (3.3 x 2.1 x 0.95in) / 102mm (4in) including connector 100g (3.5oz)
Applications: 
pgrading to IP

Delivering full network connectivity and standardised, centrally-sourced power without recabling, HIGHWIRE removes many of the barriers to upgrading systems from analogue to digital.

New installations

 With the familiarity of coaxial cable and the reliability and cost advantages of POE, HIGHWIRE Powerstar is an effective choice for the installation of new IP video systems where cable runs may be very long or inaccessible. The ability to convert coax into a network connection without requiring power has many advantages in upgrading CATV or satellite systems in hotels or other buildings, among other applications.  HIGHWIRE technology has been successfully used with 50 ohm cable and many other non-video types.

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Connect 2 IP cameras with HIGHWIRE Powerstar Duo over an existing coax cable HIGHWIRE Powerstar Duo makes the most of your legacy cabling and multiplies its capability by connecting two IP cameras or other network devices.

Ethernet over Coax

HIGHWIRE Powerstar Duo’s unique ultra low-power design and efficient power delivery enables long range Ethernet over coax. It works even over the lowest grade cable, such as the high-resistance, copper-clad steel (CCS) types found in many legacy installations. This means that legacy coax upgrades can be planned with confidence, while a quick check of the Safeview™ power level display reaffirms that the device connections will continue to be reliable, whatever the cable used.

For predictable network operation with no restrictions, HIGHWIRE technology delivers a full 200Mbit/s of bandwidth at 300m (1000 ft) of RG-59 or 500m (1600 ft) of RG-11 coax. For full information on POE-over-Coax™ distances achievable, please refer to the Range Table in the HIGHWIRE Powerstar datasheet. For POE power budget and power supply options, see the POE Power Budget Table opposite.

HIGHWIRE Powerstar DUO

The DUO variant of HIGHWIRE is designed for the camera end of the coax and, with an integrated two-port POE switch, enables connection of two IP cameras over a single coax. With no need to configure IP addresses, set DIP switches, or make awkward measurements and calculations, installing HIGHWIRE Powerstar Duo is simple. The Base end of the coax is driven by single-channel, 4-channel or 8-channel HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base unit. The DUO unit can be powered either by POE over coax, delivering a maximum total POE power budget of 25 watts, or by one of the optional local PSUs, delivering 40 or 78 watts.

HIGHWIRE Powerstar Duo features

Veracity’s unique Safeview™ display, to provide IP camera installers with an instant and very easy-to-understand confirmation of correct operation from either end of the cable.

POE over Coax or Local Power

In the simplest implementation the BASE unit receives power from a standard POE switch or Veracity’s 57V DC PSU and transmits POE over the coax. This is shown in the diagram below. The DUO unit receives this power and delivers up to 25 watts shared between two IP cameras. No external power cabling is required, and all detection and setup occurs automatically. For higher POE power budgets, an optional Veracity 57V DC PSU may be used to power the DUO locally at the camera end delivering 40 watts or 78 watts depending on PSU model. See POE budget table for details.

Key techincal features:

Re-uses existing coax cable for 2 IP cameras or devices
Integrated 2-port POE switch (POE Plus with local power option)
Eliminates separate power cabling with POE-over-Coax™
Compatible with all HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base units (1, 4 & 8ch)
Instantly check connection and power level with SafeView™
Completely automatic connection, no configuration required
100BaseTX performance over 300m of RG59 (500m on RG11)

Applications:

Use anywhere that has legacy coax cable and analogue cameras that you want to upgrade to IP Video cameras. Two IP cameras on one coax cable.




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Connect up to 4 IP cameras with HIGHWIRE Powerstar Quad over an existing coax cable HIGHWIRE Powerstar Quad makes the most of your legacy cabling and multiplies its capability by connecting up to four IP cameras or other network devices

Key techincal features:


Re-uses existing coax cable for up to 4 IP cameras or devices
Integrated 4-port POE switch (POE Plus with local power option)
Eliminates separate power cabling with POE-over-Coax™
Compatible with all HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base units (1, 4 & 8ch)
Instantly check connection and power level with SafeView™
Completely automatic connection, no configuration required
100BaseTX performance over 300m of RG59 (500m on RG11)
Ethernet over Coax

HIGHWIRE Powerstar Quad’s unique ultra low-power design and efficient power delivery enables long range Ethernet over coax. It works even over the lowest grade cable, such as the high-resistance, copper-clad steel (CCS) types found in many legacy installations. This means that legacy coax upgrades can be planned with confidence, while a quick check of the SafeView™ power level display reaffirms that the device connections will continue to be reliable, whatever the cable used.


For predictable network operation with no restrictions, HIGHWIRE technology delivers a full 200Mbit/s of bandwidth at 300m (1000 ft) of RG-59 or 500m (1600 ft) of RG-11 coax. For full information on POE-over-Coax™ distances achievable, please refer to the Range Table in the HIGHWIRE Powerstar datasheet or on the Veracity website. For POE power budget and power supply options, see the POE Power Budget Table opposite.

HIGHWIRE Powerstar QUAD

The QUAD variant of HIGHWIRE is designed for the camera end of the coax and, with an integrated two-port POE switch, enables connection of up to four IP cameras over a single coax. With no need to configure IP addresses, set DIP switches, or make awkward measurements and calculations, installing HIGHWIRE Powerstar Quad is simple. The Base end of the coax is driven by single-channel, 4-channel or 8-channel HIGHWIRE Powerstar Base unit. The QUAD unit can be powered either by POE over coax, delivering a maximum total POE power budget of 25 watts, or by one of the optional local PSUs, delivering 40 or 78 watts.

HIGHWIRE Powerstar Quad features

Veracity’s unique SafeView™ display, to provide IP camera installers with an instant and very easy-to-understand confirmation of correct operation from either end of the cable.

POE over Coax or Local Power

In the simplest implementation the BASE unit receives power from a standard POE switch or Veracity’s 57V DC PSU and transmits POE over the coax. This is shown in the diagram below. The QUAD unit receives this power and delivers up to 25 watts shared between four IP cameras. No external power cabling is required, and all detection and setup occurs automatically. For higher POE power budgets, an optional Veracity 57V DC PSU may be used to power the QUAD locally at the camera end delivering 40 watts or 78 watts depending on PSU model. See POE budget table for details.



Applications:

Install 4 IP Cameras in car parks, stations, shopping centres, retail outlets or indeed anywhere that has legacy coax cable and analogue cameras that you want to upgrade to IP Video cameras. Four IP cameras can reliably be used over one coax cable.

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