5 Steps to Ensure Successful PoE Deployment

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that sends electrical power simultaneously with Ethernet data along a single Ethernet copper cable. PoE technology first saw wide-spread use in the IT world for equipment such as Voice over IP (VoIP) phones, IP cameras or printers. PoE’s popularity was due to the three main benefits it offers:

 

  • Cost savings: PoE uses one cable for data and power, which makes it more efficient and less expensive than using a separate cable for Ethernet and power. These cost savings are seen in both installation and maintenance.
  • Increased safety and reliability: PoE provides additional safety over a power cable. To avoid damaging the end device, the PoE device sends a 10 volt signal to make sure there is a resistor of 25 ohm before applying full power, preventing accidentally shorts and injuries.
  • Flexibility: PoE networks can be configured in all types of network
    topographies, such as ring, mesh, etc… This means there is no need
    to change devices if a network topography changes. In addition,
    the single cable for power and Ethernet means simple changes as
    needs evolve.

5 Steps to Ensure Successful PoE Deployment

Date: Aug 22,2017


Category: Communication Solutions


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