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VC-231GP 1-Port 10/100/1000T 802.3at PoE+ Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter

New VC-231GP 1-Port 10/100/1000T 802.3at PoE+ Ethernet to VDSL2 Converter

PoE Plus High-Performance Gigabit Ethernet overCopper Wire Solution

The Planet VC-231GP is a Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) solution,  Single-port Gigabit Ethernet-over-VDSL2 Converter with PoE injector function that is installed at a remote location connecting and injecting power to a PoE IP camera, PoE wireless AP, or PoE IP VoIP phone/door phone. It is integrated with three advanced technologies:

 - VDSL2/ADSL2+ Digital Subscriber Line technologies 

 - Gigabit Ethernet

- IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus

The VC-231GP works with other Planet VDSL2 converters / Ethernet Extenders such as VC-231G, VC-234G, IVC-234GT  or multiple-channel VDSL2 switches to be able to simultaneously transmit Ethernet data over a distance of up to 1.4km (4,593ft) over phone / Copper wire. The VC-231GP forwards the Ethernet data and provides a maximum of 30-watt power output over an additional 100m UTP cable to a remote IP device complied with 802.3af/at PoE PD (powered device) for network deployment. Users have the ability to grow the structure of the current networks simply with even more flexibility.

IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus

The PoE in-line power following the IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus standard makes the VC-231GP able to deliver Gigabit speed Ethernet data and up to 30 watts of power to remote PoE PDs over one Cat.5E/6 Ethernet cable. The VC-231GP provides more flexibility in power requirements for all kinds of PDs at affordable installation costs.

150/150Mbps Downstream/Upstream High Performance Gigabit Ethernet over Phone Wire

Via the latest VDSL2 technology, the VC-231GP offers selectable asymmetric/symmetric band profile capability. It works well with a pervasive telephone line network with a symmetric data rate of up to 150/150Mbps (G.INP, Sym, 8dB) over a distance of 300m and 21/11Mbps over a long distance of 1.4km. PLANET Gigabit Ethernet over VDSL2 series offers absolutely the fastest data transmission speed over the existing copper telephone lines without the need of rewiring. 


Versatile, Flexible and Easy Installation 

PlanetGigabit Ethernet-over-VDSL2 converters come with a plug-and-play design. The VC-231GP offers two operation modes, CPE and CO, for application -- CPE mode is used at client side and CO mode is at central side. The CPE or CO mode can be adjusted by using a built-in DIP switch.

For point-to-point connection, the VC-231GP in the CPE mode and  the VC-231G or VC-234G in the CO mode must be set up as one pair of converters to perform the connection. It gives administrators the ability to reply a fresh local Intranet in various locations by utilizing the original network structure without additional costs.


Stable and Reliable DSL Data Connection

With the integrated support for the ITU-T’s new G.993.5 Vectoring technology, the VC-231GP works in conjunction with vectoring-enabled DSLAMs to remove crosstalk interference and improve maximum line bandwidth across the existing copper infrastructure.

 Implementing with Existing Telephone System

Use the additional splitter from the package of the VC-231GP to share the existing phone line with POTS, thus replacing the existing copper wiring is not necessary. Just plug the VC-231GP with the additional splitter into the existing RJ11 telephone jack and a high-performance VDSL2 network can be connected. It is ideal for use as an Ethernet extender to an existing Ethernet network. 

ADSL2+ Fallback

For those ISPs that still provide ADSL broadband service, the VC-231GP can support transmission rates up to 24Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstream with the ADSL2+ technology. The VC-231GP establishes a connection with ISP and can be also directly switched over to VDSL2 after the ISP network upgrade.

Physical Ports

- 1-port 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 with IEEE 802.3af/802.3at PoE Injector

- 1 x  RJ11, connector for xDSL port with VDSL2 or ADSL2+ connection


Power over Ethernet

- Complies with IEEE 802.3at/af PoE Plus end-span PSE

- Supports PoE power up to 30.8 watts per PoE port

- Provides DC 52V power over RJ45 Ethernet cable to PD with Ethernet port

- Auto-detects IEEE 802.3at/af equipment and protects devices from being damaged by incorrect installation

- Remote power feeding up to 100m

- IEEE 802.3at/af splitter devices compatible


VDSL2 Features

- VDSL2 stand-alone transceiver for simple bridge modem application

- Cost-effective bridge function to connect two Ethernet LANs

- Point-to-multipoint application: Compatible with PLANET and third-party VDSL2 IP DSLAM for last-mile solution

- Point-to-point application: LAN to LAN extension over phone wire

- Up to 150/150Mbps bandwidth (in G.INP, Sym, 8dB mode)

- Voice and data communication can be shared simultaneously based on the existing telephone wire with distance up to 1.4km

- ITU-T G.993.2 VDSL2 standard

- ITU-T G.993.5 G.Vectoring and G.INP

- DMT-based coding technology 

- CO/CPE mode selectable via DIP switch

- Selectable target band plan (symmetric and asymmetric) and SNR margin

- Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tag transparency


Hardware and Installation

- Compact size, wall-mountable design; ideal solution for space-limited locations

- Advantage of minimum installation time (Simply by Plug and Play)

- Metal case, good for heat sinking

- Supports extensive LED indicators for network diagnosis

- Additional POTS splitter to share voice and data

- Supports 6KV DC Ethernet ESD protection

Hardware Specifications

LAN Port

1 x  10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 auto-MDI/MDI-X port


1 x VDSL2 RJ11 female phone jack

Twisted-pair telephone wires (AWG-24 or better) up to 1.4km

Phone Port

Additional splitter for POTS connection

DIP Switch & Functionality

4-position DIP switch

- CO or CPE mode selectable

- Selectable G.INP and interleaved mode

- Selectable target Band plan

- Selectable target SNR mode

LED Indicators

1 Power: Green

1 1000BASE-T LNK/ACT: Green

1 100BASE-TX LNK/ACK: Green

1 VDSL: Green

1 CO: Green

1 CPE: Green

1 PoE-in-use: Amber

ESD Protection




Installation Wall mount or DIN rail with optional kit (RKE-Din - Sold Separately)

Dimensions (W x D x H)

97 x 70 x 26 mm



Power Requirements

DC 54V, 0.74A external power (Included)

Power Consumption (VDSL2 + Ethernet + PoE)

CO Mode: 32.4 watts/110BTU

CPE Mode : 32 watts/109BTU

Power Over Ethernet

PoE Standard

IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PSE

PoE Power Output Budget

DC 52V, 30 watts

PoE Power Supply Type


Power PIN Assignment

1/2(+), 3/6(-)

Switch Specifications

Switch Processing Scheme


Address Table

2K entries

Flow Control

Back pressure for half duplex

IEEE 802.3x pause frame for full duplex

Maximum Packet Size

1522 bytes

System Specifications

VDSL Compliance


ITU-T G.993.1 VDSL

ITU-T G.997.1

ITU-T G.993.2 VDSL2 (Profile 17a/30a support)

ITU-T G.993.5 G.Vectoring

ITU-T G.998


ADSL Compliance

Capable of ADSL2/2+ standard

ITU G.992.3 G.dmt.bis

ITU G.992.5 G.dmt.bisplus

Data Rate: Up to 24Mbps

Performance* (Downstream/Upstream)

Interleave, Asym, 8dB

 200M ----> 190Mbps/90Mbps

 400M ----> 163Mbps/64Mbps

 600M ----> 110Mbps/34Mbps

 800M ----> 73Mbps/18Mbps

 1000M --> 49Mbps/10Mbps

 1200M --> 39Mbps/8Mbps

 1400M --> 25Mbps/6Mbps

Interleave, Sym, 8dB

 200M ----> 149Mbps/141Mbps

 400M ----> 116Mbps/115Mbps

 600M ----> 72Mbps/70Mbps

 800M ----> 45Mbps/44Mbps

 1000M --> 26Mbps/16Mbps

 1200M --> 26Mbps/12Mbps

 1400M --> 29Mbps/12Mbps

G.INP, Asym, 8dB

 200M ----> 192Mbps/93Mbps

 400M ----> 159Mbps/64Mbps

 600M ----> 106Mbps/37Mbps

 800M ----> 68Mbps/19Mbps

 1000M --> 49Mbps/8Mbps

 1200M --> 29Mbps/8Mbps

 1400M --> 26Mbps/6Mbps

G.INP, Sym, 8dB

 200M ----> 150Mbps/150Mbps

 400M ----> 114Mbps/113Mbps

 600M ----> 69Mbps/69Mbps

 800M ----> 49Mbps/39Mbps

 1000M --> 27Mbps/24Mbps

 1200M --> 26Mbps/12Mbps

 1400M --> 21Mbps/11Mbps

Interleave, Asym, 12dB

 200M ----> 177Mbps/83Mbps

 400M ----> 145Mbps/57Mbps

 600M ----> 92Mbps/31Mbps

 800M ----> 59Mbps/15Mbps

 1000M --> 44Mbps/10Mbps

 1200M --> 32Mbps/6Mbps

 1400M --> 22Mbps/3Mbps

Interleave, Sym, 12dB

 200M ----> 136Mbps/129Mbps

 400M ----> 100Mbps/101Mbps

 600M ----> 58Mbps/57Mbps

 800M ----> 42Mbps/36Mbps

 1000M --> 23Mbps/12Mbps

 1200M --> 23Mbps/10Mbps

 1400M --> 17Mbps/11Mbps

G.INP, Asym, 12dB

 200M ----> 177Mbps/85Mbps

 400M ----> 144Mbps/51Mbps

 600M ----> 87Mbps/29Mbps

 800M ----> 55Mbps/15Mbps

 1000M --> 40Mbps/8Mbps

 1200M --> 38Mbps/8Mbps

 1400M --> 26Mbps/4Mbps

G.INP, Sym, 12dB

 200M ----> 136Mbps/133Mbps

 400M ----> 97Mbps/102Mbps

 600M ----> 54Mbps/56Mbps

 800M ----> 40Mbps/35Mbps

 1000M --> 24Mbps/22Mbps

 1200M --> 24Mbps/9Mbps

 1400M --> 18Mbps/12Mbps

Standards Conformance

IEEE 802.3 Ethernet

IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet

IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex flow control

IEEE 802.1p Class of Service

IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet

IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus

ITU-T G.993.1 VDSL

ITU-T G.997.1

ITU-T G.993.2 VDSL2 (Profile 17a/30a support)

ITU-T G.993.5 G.Vectoring & G.INP

ITU-T G.998

xDSL Compatibility








Operating: 0~50 degrees C

Storage: -10~70 degrees C

Humidity Operating: 5~95% (non-condensing)

Storage: 5~95% (non-condensing)

Point-to-Point Application -- LAN to LAN Connection

A Pair Consisting of the VC-231G / VC-231GP could be used to link two local area networks that are located in a different place. Through the normal telephone line, the 150/150Mbps (G.INP, Sym, 8dB) symmetric backbone can be set up, One must be set to Master (CO mode) and the other one set to Remote (CPE mode).

Point-to-Multipoint Application -- Connect to IP DSLAM

To build a local Internet in apartments, hotels and campuses and hospitality environments, it requires:

- The multi-port VDSL2 IP DSLAM or VDSL2 switch (for example, PLANET VC-820M) operates as a CO Master and needs to be placed in the wiring center (MDF room) and connects to the telephone line system.

- On the other hand, it needs to install one or many Remote CPE (the VC-231GP) on the individual client-side and connect to the multi-port Master through the telephone lines.

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