IEEE 802.3af Power Over Ethernet

Posted: May 1 2005, 7:00am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 3:47pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff


IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet
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UK's DSP Design offers the POET 6000, which is the first low power computer to make full use of Power Over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af standard.

Power Over Ethernet is a new technology that integrates data, voice and power on standard Ethernet infrastructure providing new options for power distribution.
In 2003 the IEEE approved Power over Ethernet as an international standard - IEEE802.3af. To add Power over Ethernet, a device called a Mid-Span-Hub can be added to existing Ethernet switches to inject 48V DC onto CAT5 cables.
DSP Design offers the POET 6000 flat-panel computer which s network-ready and sourcing both power and data through a single CAT5 Cable (see photo below).
More details on the DSP Design site. First seen on BBC News UK.

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