I ran across an interesting article on the best ways to extend Ethernet beyond 100 meters. This is something that customers ask us almost every week.
This article in Plant Engineering identifies “the 5 best ways to extend Ethernet.” Authored by Mike Fahrion, the piece points out that “when TCP/IP networking moves out of the home and office environment and into the real world, the 100-meter range limitation of copper Ethernet cable becomes a problem. The remote sensors along an oil pipeline, for example, are going to require a bit more range than that. Fortunately, there are ways to provide it. With conversion and extension, networks can cover distances that are measured in kilometers rather than meters.”