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28 March 2003
New Members in Patton's CopperLink™ Family
Special Half-Price Ethernet Extension Kit Offer
Get the Full Scoop on CopperLink™ Extenders
The Patton CopperLink™ Family
SmartNode Certification
Join Patton's Partner Program

The Models 2156 & 2157 Break Ethernet's Distance Barrier Reaching up to 9.4 Kilometers & up to 4.6 Mbps on a Single Twisted Pair!
Extend Ethernet over long distances with Patton's new CopperLinkTM Ethernet Extenders. Models 2156 and 2157 promise peak performance for your network while automatic rate adaptation and plug-and-play operation ensure easy deployment to get your network extension up and running ASAP.

Whether you're connecting corporate LANs or remote offices, these state-of-the-art network extenders are the ideal solution for your LAN-to-LAN bridging, Ethernet Extension, and Dedicated Internet Access applications. Download the Product Quick Reference FAQ (PDF)

Product Features

  • Rates up to 4.6 Mbps*
  • Reach up to 5.7 miles (9.4 Km)
  • Automatic Rate Adaptation
  • Plug-and-Play Operation
  • Auto-Sensing 10/100 Base-T full or
    or Half-Duplex Ethernet Port
  • 802.1 Q VLAN Tagging Compatible
  • LEDs Provide Status-at-a-Glance
  • MDI-X Switch for Instant Connectivity
  • Compact Desktop Footprint
  • and much more!

* The Model 2156 delivers data rates up to 2.3 Mbps while the Model 2157 delivers data rates up to 4.6 Mbps. Both models reach distances up to 5.7 miles (9.4 Kilometers)! See the table below for complete details.

Distance at
Max Rate*
Max Line


1.4 Km**
1 Km
16.67 Mbps
1.2 Km
1.2 Km
12.5 Mbps
9.4 Km
3 Km
4.6 Mbps
9.4 Km
5 Km
2.3 Mbps
9.4 Km
8 Km
144 Kbps
* Using 0.5mm (24 AWG) Copper Twisted Pair.
** 1.8 Km in Asymmetric Mode

Get Certified! Register for SmartNode certification courses currently offered at Patton-Inalp Headquarters in Niederwangen (Bern, Switzerland). Training opens with an introduction to SmartNode products and applications, followed by in-depth technical detail covering SmartNode installation, configuration and maintenance. The 2 1/2-day courses are designed for distributors, resellers and IT administrators working with SmartNode products. Instruction is delivered in English.

Scheduled training dates for 2003:
May 14 - 16
September 10 - 12
November 12 - 14

Additional dates, non-English Instruction, and on-site training may be available on request. Learn more at

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Buy an Ethernet Extension Kit at the Regular Price and get the second Kit at Half-Price!*
Whether you need high speeds or long distances, Patton now has five models to choose from. Check out Patton's complete CopperLink™ Family and find the Ethernet Extender that's right for you. Offer extended through 30 June 2003!

*Offer available to registered Patton Partners only. Not yet a Patton Partner? click here to register.

CopperLink Ethernet Extension: Patton's Ethernet ANYwhere Copper Solutions
This presentation tells you everything you always wanted to know about Ethernet extension but were afraid to ask. Here is the tool you need to present Patton's award-winning CopperLink™ solutions to your customers.

To download the FREE CopperLink™ PowerPoint Presentation click here, for PDF format click here.

Enjoy the Benefits of Partnership with Patton . . .
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Cash in on the valuable benefits of partnership status. Register NOW!

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