Vincent Matthys, CEO Intercoax, EMA.

Intercoax and Mobotix have entered a strategic partnership that will enable customers of both companies to leverage Mobotix IP cameras and solutions in combination with high-performance Intercoax transmission products via existing copper infrastructure or conventional structured cable topology.

The main gain for the installers of MOBOTIX products and solutions or for system integrators is that they can now offer end users a significantly cheaper solution compared to conventional transmission topologies such as fiber optics and structured cable. Intercoax solutions do not alter the on-site infrastructure and can be deployed much more quickly than other topologies.

“Many customers are looking for faster and less complex solutions to migrate older copper systems to IP,” said Vincent Matthys, CEO, Intercoax EMEA. “With Intercoax products, existing copper infrastructures can easily be upgraded to IP without the need to install new cabling. This reduces both customer costs and end user disruption to an absolute minimum.

“Even when installing wide-range networks, Intercoax solutions represent a much more cost-effective and time-saving solution compared to conventional fiber optic topologies. Moreover, the technology is noninvasive and delivers a cost reduction (TCO) of up to 60 per cent,” he said.

Prior to this agreement, the companies had begun to integrate the respective partner technology and the advantages of long-range Ethernet into their own products and solutions. Both companies are working on large-scale projects based on the migration from analogue to IP over coaxial cables, and on new IP camera projects with transmission distances that go far beyond the conventional structured cable topology.

“Our partner Intercoax is a perfect match as their technology enables us to integrate our products and solutions with customers whose network infrastructures and cable topology are not designed to accommodate these,” said Hartmut Sprave, CTO of MOBOTIX AG. “Intercoax allows us to avoid expensive rewiring and to install a future-proof IP video surveillance system using the existing network infrastructure.”