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PoE installation is fast and cheap, especially when compared to older, outdated methods that require two separate cables – one for power, and one for data.

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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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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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Introducing the PLANET POE-171A-60 PoE Injector with Advanced Features

Introducing the PLANET POE-171A-60 POE Injector with Advanced Features

PLANET is happy to announce the release of our newest 802.3bt PoE Injector. The POE-171A-60 is a single-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Type 3 device providing up to 60Watts of power and data at a distance of up to 100m.

Further, the POE-171A-60 is compatible with legacy devices, which allows greater flexibility when adding to or combining with existing networks. IT administrators

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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

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Bob Metcalfe AMA

Bob Metcalfe’s 14 Hilarious Life-Lessons from Reddit’s AMA

When Robert Metcalfe developed the Ethernet, he didn’t foresee that he would be establishing the new technology as the default plumbing pipes that would support the internet. His marketing aptitude ultimately led him to establish Ethernet as an industry standard but not before failing his Harvard

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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.

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