In this video series, we will be reviewing how to set up multiple PTZ cameras powered over ethernet. We will be using a PoE switch (Air Link ASW408POE) provided by Texas Wifi and a few Power Over Ethernet 12V break out cables (WT-AF-PTZOptics). These breakout cables provide ethernet and 12V power (for the cameras) coming from a single PoE switch.

**Additional devices include HDMI over Cat-5 transmitters can be powered with this system as well. Allowing installations to run two Cat-5 cables for power, video and control.

Compatible Cameras:

  • 12X-SDI-G2
  • 12X-USB-G2
  • 20X-SDI-G2
  • 20X-USB-G2

This particular PoE (power over ethernet) switch is ideal for PTZ camera projects including up to 4 cameras, because the switch include for PoE enabled ports. For projects with more than 4 PTZ cameras you will need a network switch with more ports that are PoE enabled. The breakout cables used provide Power and Ethernet to for the camera which is ideal because it can be used with any PoE enabled switch. This also allows for camera control, IP video streaming and of course powering the camera.

Texas Wifi is a great company to call with questions about Power Over Ethernet. As promised a link is provided below to their website. Keep in mind that you do need a barrel adapter for the 12V power provided at the end of this PoE injection cable.

A question we recently received was “How many cameras can we put on a single Gigabit Switch?” Look for the answer on Tech Chat w/ Matt this Wednesday!

Product Description – WT-AF-12v12w :

PoE Switch:

Texas WiFi PoE solutions for SDI models: