Power Over Ethernet Matures

Power Over Ethernet Matures

The growing popularity of PoE systems is leading to a revamping of cable design, electrical codes, and recommended practices for low-voltage cabling.

Because it integrates power and data transmission in a single cabling structure, offering a number of economic advantages, Power over Ethernet (PoE) is clearly a disruptive development in the construction industry — and well worth learning about. PoE is a technology that allows a local area network (LAN) to carry both data and DC power over twisted-pair, Ethernet cabling (Cat. 5e, 6, 6A, and above cables can be used) to a connected device, such as a wireless access point, an Internet pr

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