Case Study

EtherWAN Awarded in-vehicle Surveillance Project in Germany


There is an increasing demand for mobile, field based surveillance systems especially on motor vehicle. These systems reply on Power over Ethernet technology to reduce installation costs and make data transmit to a central server very easy. KVS Bus company in Saarlouis Germany chooses EtherWAN and Plustek to provide a robust in-vehicle IP surveillance solution.



Mobile video surveillance is becoming more common, as more police departments, ambulance services, and transportation companies see the benefits it can bring. With PoE switch installed in a vehicle, it eliminates the need for an electrician to install an outlet near a powered device. PoE brings efficiency to Ethernet-based communications in mobility by providing power to the Cat-5 LAN cable.


In-Vehicle surveillance solution developers always struggle to optimize system performance whilst solving potential over-heat and vibration issues. Simplified cabling structure in the bus environment making easy installation is also a priority. Reliability of the networking equipment inside the bus is the key factor to determine the overall IP surveillance solution efficiency. PoE networking switches available from off-the-shore are too fragile to be installed in such harsh environment. Only the ruggedized solution package could deliver to ultimately reduce the cost of maintenance.


EtherWAN Awarded in-vehicle Surveillance Project in Germany


 Selected Products 

product_ex34000-s.jpg E-Mark certified 8-port 10/100BASE-TX (4 ports with 802.3af PoE)
Industrial Unmanaged PoE Ethernet Switch
product_dd-85-48-s.jpg E-Mark certified 85W/1.78A 48VDC Industrial Power Supply



The 1st phase of field test was completed with very positive result. KVS is very happy with the outcome and are ready to move on with more installations. This project will involve with 88 buses installation in 2 years.

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