Four-Port Ethernet over Coaxial

HIGHWIRE QUAD Ethernet Over Coax Cable for Four POE IP Cameras

Ethernet over Coaxial cable for four POE IP cameras

HIGHWIRE QUAD integrates Veracity's HIGHWIRE Ethernet over coaxial cable technology with a four-port POE switch. This means that up to four IP cameras can be installed in place of an old analog video camera. Legacy coax cabling can be used as a network connection, and an existing 12VDC or 24VAC supply can be converted into universal Power over Ethernet (POE) for the new IP cameras.


Long connection range

Veracity's HIGHWIRE technology can provide a full-duplex 100BASE-T network connection with no bandwidth restrictions over up to 500 metres (1650 feet) of RG-11 cable, or 280 metres (930 feet) of CCTV-grade RG-59 cable.

Simply connect the HIGHWIRE QUAD in place of the old analog camera, and a regular HIGHWIRE at the other end of the cable, and the connection will be established automatically with no configuration required.

Transparent to the network

The HIGHWIRE connection is invisible to Ethernet data and requires no MAC or IP address; to the camera the link looks like any other network cable.

Speed, duplex and crossover are sensed on connection; no setting up is necessary.

Universal power

HIGHWIRE QUAD can be powered by legacy 12 Volt DC or 24 Volt AC supplies.  Connection is via a detachable screw terminal and the type and polarity of the supply are detected automatically.

An optional power supply is available for installations with no legacy power.

HIGHWIRE QUAD automatically detects and enables power to IP cameras using the universal IEEE 802.3af standard.  Up to 30 watts of power is available, supporting up to  four power class 1 or 2 devices such as fixed IP megapixel cameras, or two class 3 or 0 devices such as dome cameras.

Practical installation

With absolutely no setting-up or configuration required, installation is simple.  Detachable mounting lugs and a tough extruded enclosure make HIGHWIRE QUAD well-suited to the realities of IP video installation.

HIGHWIRE QUAD four-port Ethernet over coaxial adapter delivers reliable POE and up to 500 meters unrestricted network connection using only legacy installed cable and power


Auto-optimizing for all 75 Ohm coaxial cable:
280m (920ft) full-rate over video-grade RG-59 (Up to 350m depending on quality)
350m (1150ft) full-rate over RG-6
500m (1640ft) full-rate over RG-11


4-port unmanaged Ethernet switch
Auto-configuring for speed (10BASE-T or 100BASE-T) and duplex
Use with Cat 5, Cat 5e or Cat 6 patch or crossover cables

POE out:

IEEE 802.3af compliant PSE
Max power out 30W, isolated
(Allocated by IEEE power class)

Power in:

Auto type and polarity detection with detachable screw terminal connector
10-40V DC (max current 3.2A at 12V)
20-28V AC (max current 1.6A at 24V)


92 x 111 x 32mm (3.62 x 4.37 x 1.26in)
107 x 140 x 32mm (4.21 x 5.51 x 1.26in) including connector and mounting lugs
290g (10.2oz)

Security installations
HIGHWIRE QUAD will power access control panels and interlocks as well as surveillance cameras.

Long range networking
Use HIGHWIRE as a cost-effective means to deploy network connections beyond 100 metres - for example a buried RG-11 cable can be used to deliver a
network connection between buildings 500 metres apart.

HIGHWIRE can be used on legacy coaxial cables found in rail transport or elsewhere, and its universal power input makes it well-suited to low-voltage installations.

Elevators and mechanisms
Because coaxial cable will coil and bend properly, unlike Cat 5 cable, HIGHWIRE provides an ideal means to provide network access to elevator carriages, for VoIP, security, lift panel and other devices.

Anywhere there's coax!
HIGHWIRE has been deployed over all types of video cable, radar, TV antenna and satellite downlinks, armored steel cables, you name it.  50 ohm coax or cables of other impedance can normally be used without any modification to the unit.

VHW-HWQ HIGHWIRE QUAD Ethernet over coaxial for four POE cameras
Optional 24V 2.5A power supply for HIGHWIRE QUAD (UK plug)
VQ-24V-US Optional 24V 2.5A power supply for HIGHWIRE QUAD (US plug)
VQ-24V-EU Optional 24V 2.5A power supply for HIGHWIRE QUAD (EU plug)
VHW-HW HIGHWIRE Ethernet over coax converter
Universal (UK/US/EU) 12VDC supply for HIGHWIRE


Note:  two HIGHWIRE devices are required per link

( for example 1x VHW-HWQ and 1x VHW-HW )