The Real Impact of High-Power PoE on Your IP Network
Emerging Power-over-Ethernet technology has exciting applications for managing a new breed of smart buildings and creating safe, comfortable environments for tenants and inhabitants. To maximize the benefits of PoE, the risks of high-power PoE must be understood. With the IEEE PoE standard for Type 3 and Type 4 PoE, systems can use all-four pairs and be able to provide up to 100 watts of DC power per port, bringing new challenges and risks.
This presentation examines the potential risks to cable, connectors, cabling materials and the overall channel, up to 100 meters and beyond. New technology advances that can minimize the risks will be reviewed. Understanding what to look for will result in a system that conserves resources, prioritizes safety, and increases product lifetimes. Equally important, participants will learn how to influence the expected power efficiency to justify the capital expenditure of materials and installation.