The CAT 5 Pod Extender enables you to deploy NetBotz Camera Pod 120s or NetBotz Sensor Pod 120s at a distance greater than the typical the five-meter limit for USB peripheral devices. With the CAT 5 Pod Extender, your pods can be located up to 100 meters from the NetBotz 500 or NetBotz 420 appliance. In addition, the CAT 5 Pod Extender can supply power to remote pods.
The local module
The local module connects to the NetBotz 500 or NetBotz 420 appliance using a conventional USB cable and, depending on your needs, to a power outlet through an AC power adapter.
The remote module
The remote module connects to the Camera Pod 120 or Sensor Pod 120 using a conventional USB cable and, depending on your needs, to a power outlet through an AC adapter. The remote module allows you to connect one USB device, such as a NetBotz Camera Pod 120, NetBotz Sensor Pod 120, or USB hub to which additional devices will be connected.
Power handlingProduct Highlights
Some USB devices are powered directly from the USB and do not require individual power supplies. These devices are called bus-powered devices. The CAT 5 Pod Extender can provide power to these devices so they can be operated remotely. Bus-powered devices are further divided into low-power and high-power categories. NetBotz Sensor Pod 120s are low-power devices, while the NetBotz Camera Pod 120 is a high-power device. The CAT 5 Pod Extender can supply the necessary power to either lowpower or high-power devices that connected to the Remote Module when the AC power supply is connected to either the local module or the remote module.
- The 1 port model can supply power to one NetBotz Camera Pod 120, one NetBotz Sensor Pod 120, or an unpowered USB hub to which up to 4 NetBotz Sensor Pod 120s can be connected
- The 4 port model can supply power to up to 4 NetBotz Sensor Pod 120s
- You can also use daisy chained self-powered USB hubs to connect a NetBotz Camera Pod 120 or more than 4NetBotz Sensor Pod 120s to either a 1 port or 4 port model