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PoE Lighting Advancements Illuminate Cities of the Future

PoE Lighting Advancements Illuminate Cities of the Future

Cars fly past your mega-skyscraper window. Your friendly robot arrives serving your favorite martini. As the sun goes down, the lights dim and change hue for a more evening appropriate mood.

You get up and walk into your bedroom. As the light dims further behind you, your bedroom comes to life without you needing to push a single button.

This vision, once merely part of a fantastic dream enjoyed by

Why Your Network Needs a 24-Port Managed PoE Switch

Why Your Network Needs a 24-Port Managed PoE Switch

When you’re researching PoE switches, you’ll inevitably come to a crossroads. Do you choose managed or unmanaged switches?

The choice is really quite simple. A Managed Switch is always better.

Why? Security features for starters. They allow administrators visibility and control. But the benefits don’t stop there. Managed

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How to Maintain Your PoE Cable Bundles Cool

PoE cable bundles generate heat due to the power transmission that occurs through the copper conductors of standard networking cables.  Wiring cabinets or networking sites that do not allow for proper heat dissipation can lead to cable bundles with higher-temperature cores. Cable bundles with higher temperature ranges are more likely to experience power dissipation and support


PoE Revamp—802.3bt to Relay 100 Watts of PoE Power

IEEE’s 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard helps network installers connect higher powered network applications that require up to 25.5 watts of power. But a new PoE standard, 802.3bt, is promising to deliver up to 100 watts of power to powered devices.

The 802.3bt standard has been in the works since 2013 and finalization is expected to occur on 2017. Even though IEEE has yet to finalize

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The Normal and the Not-so-Normal Use Cases for Power over Ethernet (PoE) That Will Make You Appreciate PoE Technology

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is an appealing medium for network administrators seeking to deploy Ethernet where power does not exist. These unassuming electrical components pioneer into the places where electrical cabling has not yet been installed.

PoE deployment in security industries and enterprises is quite common, but PoE is fast proving its utility in places beyond enterprises.

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PoE Mode A and B

Power over Ethernet (PoE) – Demystifying Mode A and Mode B

Power over Ethernet (PoE) can transmit power up to 100 meters. These long cables are easier to deploy than electrical cabling in locations where power is absent. Because PoE relays relatively low amounts of power, the technology presents low risks of electrical hazards.

When installing a Powered Device (PD) with a PoE-enabled Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), it is important to take note that


A Quick Guide to Managed Switches Infographic

Though unmanaged switches offer network administrators a simple ‘Plug and Play’ solution, larger networks require heftier security protocols and more complex configuration options. Managed switches come in the form of smart switches and their more complete counterparts— fully managed L2 and L3 Switches.

Smart Switches

Smart switches offer limited configuration options compared to fully managed switches.

PoE to Micro-USB Hack

PoE to Micro-USB Connection Hack

Planet Technology received a neat hack from one of our customers this week that allowed him to power a tablet utilizing a PoE Injector, a PoE Splitter, and a modified USB (A Female to 5.5×2.5mm Male DC Power Cable). This hack allows users to power devices with low voltage requirements (up to ~24 volts) such as a tablet that supports video chat for video conferences. Users can


IEEE 802.3bt: Power over Ethernet Goes Even Further

Today, Power over Ethernet effectively powers over 100 million end devices which are deployed in various applications including IP phones or wireless access points. With the technology’s limited power provision, PoE does have limitations, but that is all going to change. The introduction of the brand new IEEE 802.3bt PoE standard doubles and possibly can even triple the amount of power