Power-over-Ethernet

The Key Benefits of Industrial PoE

The Key Benefits of Industrial PoE

The use of Power over Ethernet (PoE) in industrial settings has increased rapidly in the last 10 years.

At one time, communications between devices happened over an RS232 or RS485 physical layer which provided slow, inflexible but reliable communications.

Then came PoE, a communication protocol that’s fast, can be used for almost any purpose, and is cost effective.

What is PoE?

According to Paul Savage, CEO of

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The Future of Smart Homes

The Future of Smart Homes

According to Statista, there will be around 31 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, and that number is supposed to grow to 75.4 billion by 2025.

Nowadays, both industrial and commercial infrastructure are being outfitted with IoT technology, powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE).

With that being said, it’s no surprise that residential infrastructure

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Cat 6A | The Future For One-Cable Installations Delivering More Power and Greater Bandwidth

Cat 6A | The Future For One-Cable Installations Delivering More Power and Greater Bandwidth

While Cat5e and Cat6 Ethernet Cabling are still considered by many to be excellent solutions for cabling installations, and less costly than Cat6A, there are definitely good reasons why Cat6A is a much more desirable option to support the upcoming advances in Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology.

Cost is always a driving factor when putting together a bid, and there’s

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HDMI Over IP with PoE: Simplicity Meets the HDMI Extender

HDMI Over IP with PoE: Digital Signage Simplicity Meets the HDMI Extender

What is HDMI over IP with PoE technology?

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a transmission interface technology used for video and digital audio data sent from HDMI-compliant devices. This high-quality image transmission makes this a perfect medium for digital signage.

HDMI over IP removes complexity, interconnecting all the pieces needed to achieve high-quality digital capabilities through the

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Long-Reach PoE | Extended Cable Lengths Give IT Pros Greater Flexibility

Long-Reach PoE | Extended Cable Lengths Give IT Pros Greater Flexibility

Long-reach PoE is stretching cable distances beyond the classic PoE 100m, and it’s also stretching cable choice. Twisted pair—Cat 5e, most prevelant from earlier installs, and Cat 6—no longer needs to be the only choice.

Existing coax and new installations of fiber also offer infrastructure compatible with present day PoE money-saving solutions.

Using extender

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Wall-Mounted Switch with LCD Screen | Why It's a Game Changer

The Wall-Mounted Managed Switch with LCD Screen | Why It’s a Real Game Changer

PLANET now offers a new line of switches with LCD touch screen. This product line includes managed switches like the WGS-5225-8T2SV, an Industrial 8-port 10/100/1000T + 2-port 100/1000X SFP wall-mount managed switch. It comes complete with an IPv6/IPv4 dual stack management, intelligent Layer 2/Layer 4 management functions, and user-friendly interface.

In this article,

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PoE Smart Applications

PoE-Capable Switches for Home, Commercial and Industrial Use

This article is intended to be a quick guide to helping you choose the best switch for your deployment. We’ve taken 5 of our most common environments and added a few descriptors. This list of places you can use a PoE switch is by no means exhaustive, but it will help you get into the “ballpark” when identifying some of the most common places and the best

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