Patton’s New Industrial Extender Carries Ethernet and RS-232 up to Four Miles over Copper

GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Patton—US manufacturer of world-class industrial network solutions since 1984—proudly announces the new CopperLink CL2320R Series of ruggedized long-range industrial network extender,

Initial shipments of the CL2320R are expected to begin in September.

“Patton is thrilled to introduce our new Industrial-Grade Ethernet Extender,” said Mr. Robert Patton, CEO of Patton. “Years ago, we created the industry’s first Ethernet Extender. Now, this ruggedized version includes RS-232 extension, further expanding our portfolio of reliable solutions for industrial networking applications, Mr. Patton said.”

First. Patton created and brought to market the industry’s first-ever Ethernet extender solution in 1997.

New. Now, the newest member of the CopperLink family extends industrial Ethernet and Asynchronous RS-232 traffic up to 4 miles over a single copper twisted pair. The ruggedized device can achieve speeds up to 15 Mbps.

Industrial. Patton has designed the CL2320R for use in such harsh environments as railways, automobile tunnels, mine shafts, oil rigs, smart cities, IIoT, transportation, security, energy, and utilities.

Ingress Protection. Rated IP-40 for ingress protection against tools and wires, the device supports operating temperatures from -20 to +70°C. It comes with DIN rail mounting kit for panel builds and can also be installed in a standard 19-inch rack.

Steady Growth. According to a 2023 study from HMS Networks (Sweden), the industrial network market is expected to grow by 7% this year. The reported data speaks to the ongoing importance of reliable network connectivity in harsh environments.

Topologies. Network engineers can deploy the extender in point-to-point, multi-point, daisy-chain, and ring topologies.

Up Next. Patton is also planning a ruggedized 8-port Copper-Fiber Ethernet Extender. Watch for the upcoming announcement.

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About Patton

Patton designs and manufactures high-quality communications equipment including networkingtelecomProAV, and IoT products—all made in the USA. Incorporated in 1984 and headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, Patton provides right-priced products and services for carrier, enterprise, government, and industrial markets.

 Patton’s advanced technologies help organizations preserve investments in legacy systems while facilitating the transition to ALL-IP—and the convergence of all communication modalities. Patton’s electronics contract manufacturing services (ECMS) and special projects group (SPG) offer customized contract engineering, hardware and software design, electro-mechanical assembly and manufacturing.

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