Wired for the future: Lauren Domokos of Moxa
moved into a new building earlier this year some of the engineers found a large spool of copper wire that had been left over by the previous tenant. It was dated from 1993—far too old to be of any use in the company’s network but just right for showcasing a new Very-High Bit Rate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL2) extender switch the company had just launched.
The Moxa IEX-2VDSL2 sits in Moxa’s booth this week at ITS World Congress in Montreal, hooked up to a traffic camera via the worn and frayed copper wiring from 1993. The extender switch speeds up existing wiring without having to rip it up and replace with high-speed fiber. The video is sharp with little delay—exactly what a municipality or agency would need for transportation applications.
“We’re able to provide high performance over long distances,” said Nick Sandoval, wireless product marketing manager for Moxa.
The extender switch is generally available today has been deployed in several cities in the U.S.—including in Lacey, Washington.