The Digital Drift Portal is the bridge between the edge of the existing data network and the Digital Drift ULR coaxial cable. With their two GbE ports, Portals are used to provide an uplink from the Digital Drift communications network to existing fibre or other corporate networks.
Within a Digital Drift System the Quadport is used to break out standards compliant PoE+ network ports from the coaxial cable. Quadports are placed in the locations where endpoint network devices are required, with the Digital Drift ULR coaxial cable supplying power and backhauling high speed data.
The Digital Drift Repeater digitally re-generates the data signal, enabling coaxial cable segments to be extended indefinitely. Repeaters are not required for Digital Drift ULR coaxial cable segments that are less than one kilometre in length.
Protected DC Splice
The Digital Drift DC Splice is installed immediately after the DC power supply to adapt regular DC power cable to the Digital Drift ULR coaxial cable format, protect the power supply from short circuits on the coaxial cable, and to protect the coaxial cable and communications devices from excessive voltage being applied to the system.
The Digital Drift Power Inserter places DC power onto the Digital Drift ULR coaxial cable. The DC power flows along the coaxial cable to operate the communications system and the industrial Ethernet devices that are attached to the system.
The Digital Drift Branch taps a portion of the power and signal from the Digital Drift ULR coaxial cable, enabling a QuadPort to be spliced into the line wherever it is needed. Additional Branches can be added in after the system has been installed, allowing for flexibility to meet changing system requirements.
The Digital Drift Splitter evenly divides the Digital Drift ULR coaxial cable, so that the system can proceed down two different headings. DC power present on any one of the ports is also passed along to the other ports of the Splitter.