Power over Ethernet or PoE passes electrical power safely along with data on Ethernet cabling. The original IEEE 802.3af PoE standard provides up to 15.4 Watts of DC power (minimum 44VDC and 350mA) to each device. The updated IEEE 802.3at PoE standard also known as PoE+ provides up to 25.5 Watts of DC power.

PoE requires Category 5 cable or higher for high power levels, but can operate with Category 3 cable for low power levels. PoE utilizes (pins 4 & 5) or (pins 7 & 8) for DC voltage. A Power over Ethernet injector injects DC Voltage to power equipment while simultaneously supplying data to the same piece of equipment.

The Power over Ethernet technology is especially useful for powering IP telephones, wireless LAN access points, IP cameras with pan tilt and zoom (PTZ), remote Ethernet switches, embedded computers, thin clients, and LCDs.

At Data Connect, we offer a wide range of products to suite your network needs. We can assist you in finding a solution that maximizes your investment while providing optional network design to benefit your customers both now and for years to come. With the ability to reuse and preserve the current infrastructure at your customer’s locations, Power over Ethernet technology is a wise choice for providing IP services to your customers.