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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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7 Incredible Examples of Smart Buildings (And What Makes Them Smart)

7 Incredible Examples of Smart Buildings (And What Makes Them Smart)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is constantly making our devices more intelligent and more connected. But it doesn’t stop at devices: Smart buildings are becoming a hotbed of innovation where we can see the impact worldwide.

Smart buildings are characterized by the use of wholly integrated systems that share vital information. They use

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You've Heard of Smart Buildings, What About Smart Cities?

You’ve Heard of Smart Buildings, What About Smart Cities?

The ‘Internet of Things’ has become the world we live in.

Smart phones turned to smart buildings, and the rapid growth of ‘intelligent’ engineering has turned the world we live in into a database of data being powered by tech.

And now, smart cities are becoming a thing.

San Diego, California has deployed the world’s largest Smart City Platform.

Here’s what that means.

What is a Smart City Platform?

Urban and regional planning,

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IoT Smart Homes: 2019 Trends

IoT in Smart Homes: 2019 Trends

The lights turn on automatically when you leave your bed in the middle of the night, but not too bright, as you don’t want to be blinded. Once you return to your bed, pressure sensors turn the lights off once again.

When you arrive at your house, the garage door automatically opens and the heat kicks on by itself when you walk in. The next day, when you’re leaving,

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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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Do I Need a Managed Switch for my Smart Home Network?

Do I Need a Managed Switch for my Smart Home Network?

It wasn’t too long ago that specialized IT personnel were required to set up and install networks in our homes and offices.

Nowadays, everyone wants to have multiple devices on their home internet connection, so we’ve had to become the IT guys. We have routers and switches and other arcane networking devices in our homes that we’re expected to understand and manage on our own.

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Do You Need a PoE Injector?

Do You Need a PoE Injector?

Rather than having to painstakingly run a data cable and a power cable from a network switch to a Powered Device (PD), Power over Ethernet (PoE) saves both time and money by sending data and power over the same cable.

PoE installation is fast and cheap, especially when compared to older, outdated methods that require two separate cables – one for power, and one for data.

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3 Ethernet Cabling Alternatives

3 Ethernet Cabling Alternatives

Although WiFi is a convenient luxury – one that we’ve grown accustomed to – it certainly has its shortcomings: random dropouts, slow speeds, and limited range are all issues that must be contended with.

Ethernet cables (including PoE) are a great way to alleviate many of WiFi’s shortcomings. You can route Ethernet cables through your home or office, providing

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PlanetechPRO Lifetime Warranty

Introducing The PlanetechPRO® Limited Lifetime Warranty

Planet Technology USA has just launched a new limited lifetime warranty protection program called PlanetechPRO® offered for select industrial products. To take advantage of this protection, customers will want to understand the eligibility rules which is the purpose of this article.

To start, here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

  1. Where you can purchase PlanetechPRO® products and some necessary stipulations
  2. What products are PlanetechPRO® products
  3. How to ensure the warranty is in effect for your purchase. Your PlanetechPRO® product MUST be registered.

Planet Technology

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Our Take on Gartner's 2019 List of the Top 10 Tech Trends

Our Take on Gartner’s 2019 List of the Top 10 Tech Trends

Every year beginning in October, Top 10 Technology Trends lists begin to appear in tech blogs. They’re usually fun and somewhat gadgety and from a business perspective, grease the skids for holiday shoppers to buy cool stuff for their kids. This year is a little bit different. The list we will peruse—The Intelligent Digital Mesh—is a skosh more conceptual

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