Cable Solutions: Altronix HubWay16Di & eBridge EoC

Altronix helps meet the cable requirements of IP, fire, life safety, security, access control and video surveillance systems.

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Altronix HubWay16Di Passive UTP Transceiver

This hub w/Integral Isolated Camera Power transmits UTP video, RS422/RS485 data and power over a single CAT-5 or higher structured cable. This unit provides 16 camera channels in a space-saving 1U EIA 19” rack mount chassis which may be rack, wall or shelf mounted.

Video transmission range is up to 750 feet maximum per channel. Units are compatible with AC and/or DC fixed or PTZ cameras when utilizing Altronix HubWayAv, HubWayDv or HubWayDvi Video Balun/Combiners.

A Balun is an impedance matching transformer that connects an unbalanced line to a balanced line. The unbalanced side the input or output is grounded, while the balanced side is not. The input signal comes in from a video source, as an unbalanced signal, typically in a coaxial cable, and is converted to a balanced signal and goes out on an unshielded twisted pair CAT 5 cable. On the other end the UTP connects to another balun and is converted back to an unbalanced signal. Hence they are called BAL-(balanced) UNS (unbalanced).

Baluns offer a high immunity to noise and eliminate ground loops between the camera and head-end.

The HubWay features individually selectable 24VAC or 28VAC fuse protected outputs with surge suppression.

An optional HubSat4D Passive UTP Transceiver Hub with Integral Isolated Camera Power can be used as an accessory module to transmit video from up to 4 cameras over a single CAT-5 or higher structured cable back to the HubWay16Di. The HubSat4D provides power to these cameras locally to eliminate the possibility of voltage drop associated with long cable runs.

Altronix HubWay16Di SPECS


  • • 115VAC 50/60Hz, 5 amp or 230VAC 50/60Hz, 2.5 amp.
  • Video:
  • • Sixteen (16) channels of video over twisted pair up to a distance of 750 ft. per channel.
  • • Sixteen (16) 75 ohm video outputs.
  • Data:
  • • RS422/RS485 data inputs.


  • • Individually selectable 24VAC or 28VAC power outputs with OFF position.
  • • Electronically isolated camera power.
  • • Unit provides up to 1 amp max. per channel not to exceed a total of 16 amp maximum current.
  • • Class 2 Rated power limited outputs.
  • PTC protected outputs are rated @ 1 amp per channel.
  • Surge suppression.

Visual Indicators:

AC input power indicator.

  • Sixteen (16) individual power LED indicators.


  • Illuminated master power disconnect circuit breaker with manual reset.
  • •EC 320 - 3-wire grounded line cord (detachable).
  • Unit can be rack, wall or shelf mounted.
  • 1U EIA 19” rack mount chassis.


HubWayAv2 Video Balun/Combiner

Altronix’s new HubWayAv2 is used at the camera end of the cable with any HubWay and HubSat UTP Transceiver Hub to route Video/Data and Power from the Altronix HubWay or HubSat units for either fixed or PTZ 24VAC/12VDC cameras.

Data: Data/PTZ RS422/RS485 output.

Video: 75 ohm video input.

Power: 1 amp supply current (based on power supply rating).


eBridge Solutions

Following the same platform configuration as their other adaptive technologies, Altronix eBridge Ethernet over Coax adapters are available as eBridge1CT, eBridge1CR and eBridge16CR.

The eBridge1CR and 1Ct form a paired set which enables fast 10/100Base-T Ethernet digital communication to be transmitted over Coax cable. The eBridge is also packaged in 4- and 16-channel versions

The eBridge1CT and eBridge1CR are plug-and-play units which facilitate system upgrades from analog to IP cameras/devices utilizing existing legacy Coax.

In addition data transmission over the Coax can be extended to 1500 feet (five times the 100m/328ft Ethernet maximum length), eliminating the need for repeaters. At the same time the units can combine Composite Video Signal with the Ethernet data, enabling connection to an analog input on a monitor or matrix switch.

A crossbar switch (or a matrix switch, as it is more commonly called) is used to make the output of multiple video appliances available simultaneously to multiple devices. In a typically all the video sources are located on an equipment rack, and are connected as inputs to the matrix switch.

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