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Mobotix Mx2wire Ethernet Network With PoE Using Two Wires

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The first and, so far, only product of its kind with confirmation of electromagnetic compatibility by the German Technical Control Board (TÜV)!

The Media converter - Performance And Limits of Mx2wire.

  • transfers both data and power according to the PoE standard - reliably up to a length of 500 m!
  • contrary to a standard network installation cable, the media converter Mx2wire uses a 56-bit encryption code (DES)!
  • does not require a separate power connection!
  • uses existing telephone, power or antenna cables and therefore eliminates the enormous amount of time and effort normally required for cabling!
  • turns an existing two-wire cable into a modern multimedia cable - simply, quickly and cost-effectively!

Enjoy The Unique Advantages Offered By Mx2wire

In many houses television, telephone and other distribution networks based on two-wire cables are already installed, but no longer used. For example, a previously cable-bound telephone system may have been replaced by an up-to-date wireless system. Existing, unused cables can now be quickly connected to Mx2wire and transformed into network connections throughout an entire building.

An old analog camera can also be instantly exchanged for a digital, high-resolution MOBOTIX network camera without the need for any recabling and with all the associated benefits.

Mx2wire – New Possibilities, More Convenience

  • Ethernet and PoE data transfer using a two-wire cable
  • Simple connection of 10/100 Mbps Ethernet devices
  • No need for expensive and time-consuming installation of network cables
  • Ideal for connecting PCs, WLAN DSL routers, IP cameras, IP telephones and IP door stations
  • Connected devices are supplied with up to 7 watts via PoE
  • Perfect when wireless communication is not possible (due to distance, thickness of walls, etc.)
  • Maximum data transfer range of 500 m and data rate of up to 30 Mbps (depending on distance)
  • Simple installation in standard sockets (surface- or flush-mounted)
  • Developed, produced and patented by MOBOTIX Germany
  • Two LEDs display connection and supply statuses
  • Power supplied to Mx2wire over just a standard PoE switch

Using the Mx2wire system from MOBOTIX, an Ethernet network with PoE can be established using existing cables up to 500 m. This means that you can utilize a two-wire cable that is no longer in use (analog telephone line, antenna cable or bell wire, for instance) to connect a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet device such as a PC, WLAN, IP camera, IP telephone or IP door station without having to lay any new cables or implement any other constructional measures. An (identical) Mx2wire unit is required at both ends of the cable, and it automatically configures itself as either the sender or the receiver


The significant additional benefit of Mx2wire is that, in addition to data, the power to operate PoE end devices (Power over Ethernet according to the IEEE 802.3af standard, a MOBOTIX network camera, for example) can also be transferred via the two-wire cable.

Mx2wire is supplied via PoE from the network cable that feeds in. The connected end devices are supplied with up to 7 watts via PoE. Mx2wire does not therefore require its own power supply, as the network distributor (switch) typically supplies power over the data cables (PoE) so that the two Mx2wire units as well as the standard PoE end device are supplied.

Mx2wire is delivered in a standard socket frame in different designs, however, it can also be used with the surface-mounted socket provided.

Note: Power Supply Mx2wire


Mx2wire has to be powered by a standard PoE switch (Class 0, IEEE 802.3af).

In case a PoE switch is not available, it is also possible to use the MOBOTIX NPA-PoE kit.

Additional power supply units for Mx2wire and terminals are usually not necessary.

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