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Power over Ethernet – Are you ready?

If you haven’t had any experience with Power over Ethernet yet, don’t worry!  You will!   Growing in prevalence since its introduction in 2003, Power over Ethernet (PoE) seems to become more and more acclaimed by the minute.  The ease of installation and new standards that have expanded PoE support to more devices are the driving factors for this surge in popularity. PoE is expected to have an explosive growth rate in 2015, like nothing we have seen before.

There are some attractive reasons for installing PoE. First and foremost; by running power and data over the same cable, PoE has eliminated the need for additional wiring installation thus saving money and redundant cabling. The teaming also allows for faster deployment at the endpoint; especially when referring to devices in far-off locations such as cameras, sales kiosks, etc. . . Also, it should be noted that remote power feeding allows power to be consolidated into one central location.

High quality connectivity and cable is essential for attaining the reliability, flexibility and performance required in today’s network operations. Leviton and DCO Distribution are committed to delivering the highest performing cabling systems that support infrastructure in mission-critical networks, small to large business enterprises and residential units.

In the Nov/Dec issue of its “Crosstalk” newsletter, Leviton Senior Product Manager, Grayling Love explains, in more detail, the benefits of Power over Etherent as well as some of the inherent challenges. To read the “Crosstalk” newsletter in its entirety, click here.

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