The Patton CL2300 units are upgrades to, and backward compatible with the, 2160, 2161, 2162 Ethernet Extenders. They bond up to 4 twisted pairs to achieve the desired rate and reach. They introduce the Patton Trinity 3 Operating system. Furthermore, the CL2300 offers a PoE option, SSH, Remote Management, and Stateful Firewall.
These extenders are typically used to extend Ethernet to distances between 3/4 mile and 5 miles. Here is the range of data rates based on how many pairs are bonded:
1 Pair: 5.7 to 15.3 Mbps
2 Pair: 11.4 to 30.6 Mbps
3 Pair: 17.1 to 45.9 Mbps
4 Pair: 22.8 to 61.2 Mbps
The Patton 2160 units 4 Ethernet ports and one line port. They also feature a 13 watt PoE option on one of the Ethernet ports. Depending on how many pairs you have, and whether you need PoE, you can select from following models:
CL2302/4ETH/AF/EUI-2PK CopperLink 2-4 Wire Ethernet Extender Kit; PoE; 4 x 10/100; 100-240VAC
CL2302/4ETH/EUI-2PK CopperLink 2-4 Wire Ethernet Extender Kit; 4 x 10/100; 100-240VAC
CL2304/4ETH/AF/EUI-2PK CopperLink 2-8 Wire Ethernet Extender Kit; PoE; 4 Eth; 100-240VAC
CL2304/4ETH/EUI-2PK CopperLink 2-8 Wire Ethernet Extender Kit; 4 Eth; 100-240VAC
These units are backwards compatible with the older Patton 2160 series and they can be teamed with Patton’s CL4324 DSLAM as CPE units.