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Highwire Powerstar VHW-HWPS-C Ethernet and POE over coax converter, Camera side

Highwire Powerstar VHW-HWPS-C Ethernet and POE over coax converter, Camera side
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Model:  VHW-HWPS-C


  • Upgrade from analogue to IP cameras without recabling
  • Same features as HIGHWIRE with the addition of POE over coax
  • POE switch powers HW Base unit, HW camera unit & IP camera
  • For maximum range & power Veracitys 57V DC PSU can be used as an alternative to POE in
  • Up to 25W POE delivery at IP camera using 57V DC PSU 

 

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

Upgrading to IP

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

Long range extension

Connecting HIGHWIRE PowerStar units back-to-back allows the network signal to be repeated without local power, enabling extension of Ethernet up to 4km (2.5 miles)

Anywhere there’s coax!

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.

100Base-T full-duplex Ethernet with auto-negotiation Patch or crossover cables auto-detected

Dimensions

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

See table in datasheet or manual.  Examples, with full 100Base-T 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

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 over the past five years.

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 not available, or for an extra power boost at either end of the cable, just connect the 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.

Range

Returns Help

To protect your own interests please read the returns policies below carefully before you submit an RMA request. If you are uncertain as to your rights under them or you want any explanation about them please write or telephone our customer queries department at the above address and telephone number BEFORE you submit an RMA Request.

Items Damaged in Transit

Always inspect your goods immediately upon delivery for defects, damages or shortages. If any items were damaged in transit, we ask that you notify us within 2 days of delivery. If the items are visibly damaged on receipt, make a note on the carrier’s delivery consignment note that the goods were "DAMAGED" (where possible take photo evidence of both the damaged box & any damage to the products within). Returned items must be in original packaging, with all original boxes, packing materials, manuals, blank warranty cards, all other accessories however small and documentation provided by the manufacturer. Once we receive the damaged item we will issue a replacement.

Items Faulty on Arrival

If your items are faulty on arrival, you have 7 calendar days in which to inform us of the fault. Returned items must be in original packaging, with all original boxes, packing materials, manuals, blank warranty cards, all other accessories however small and documentation provided by the manufacturer. Once we receive the damaged item we will issue a replacement. We test returned items, and if a returned item is found not to be faulty by our technicians we will return the item to you, in this instance you will be liable for the return carriage.

Items Faulty in Warranty Period

If any of your purchases develop a fault, and it's more than 7 calendar days since receipt, then provided your item is within its warranty period, you are entitled to a warranty repair. If a repair is not possible we will replace with a similar or better spec item or offer store credit. Please be aware replacement or credit is completely at the discretion of Randall's Security Ltd

Open-Box Items (Used)

Please note that our open-box (used) stock is sold with 90 calendar days warranty only, and therefore any claims under the warranty after 90 days of receipt will not be accepted.

If you change your mind

Randall's Security Ltd offer a 14-day 'cooling off' period for returns (except for consumables and bespoke services). If you have simply changed your mind about any item ordered and you wish to return it, you can do so provided you inform us of your decision within 14 working days of receipt. Once the item is received at Randall's Security Ltd, we'll issue a full refund for the product to your original payment method. Please note this policy has some limitations and does not apply to business customers.

Important RMA Terms & Exclusions

RMA numbers are valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
RMA numbers must be written on the outside of the shipping carton.

Any items with cut cables, or modifications of any kind will be rejected by our warehouse and will not be covered under warranty 
Any items that have been "blown" by an incorrect power supply being used are not covered under warranty
Any items deemed to be modified, altered, tampered with or misused will not be covered under warranty

All customers are responsible for freight charges associated with the return of products as well as the proper packaging of the items to avoid product damage during shipping. We strongly recommend the package you are returning is fully insured. We suggest you use a service that can provide "proof of delivery". Randall's Security Ltd will not be liable for items lost or damaged in transit.

Returned items must be (Undamaged) in original packaging, with all original boxes, packing materials, manuals, blank warranty cards, all other accessories however small and documentation provided by the manufacturer.
Goods that have items missing cannot be tested or refunded and you will be required to send any missing items to us before we deal with the return

You can request a return by filling out a contact form.