Networking

What is the difference between a PoE injector and a PoE splitter?

What is the difference between a PoE injector and a PoE splitter?

The difference between an injector and a splitter is that a PoE injector sends power to PoE equipment that receives data through existing non-POE switches. A splitter also supplies power, but it does so by splitting the power from the data and feeding it to a separate input that a non-PoE compliant device can use.

What is Ethernet technology?

Power

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Advantage of Power Over Ethernet (PoE)

What Is The Main Advantage of Power Over Ethernet (PoE)?

The main advantage of Power over Ethernet (PoE) is delivery of data AND power over one Cat5e/Cat6 Ethernet cable. PoE ends the need for AC/DC power supplies and outlets. A remote installation costs less than fiber as no electrician is required. Ethernet cable costs less and is often already installed buildings.

This article will explain the many advantages PoE has to offer. What began as an effort

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5 Tips to Safely Decommission Network Devices

5 Tips to Safely Decommission Network Devices

In our previous article, we covered how to identify network devices at various stages of their product lifecycles.

To summarize, we advocated a 30-60-90 rule. If 90 percent of your network depends upon a device, it’s going to be far more important to replace (in a timely manner) than something that’s only accessed 60 or 30 percent of the time.

You can also categorize “obsolete” (and occasionally

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Network Expert Interview | What's on the Horizon

Networking Expert Interview | What’s on the Horizon

As part and parcel of providing exceptional support, and developing compelling technology, we’ve needed to attract and retain top network and IT talent.

This week, we wanted to take time to share some detailed insights from one of our outstanding analysts that’s helped to raise the bar for our whole team time and time again.

In fact, if you’ve called in for support once or twice, it’s quite

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3 Costly PoE Install Mistakes

3 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Installing PoE Networks

Installing Power over Ethernet (PoE) cabling for lighting, camera or VOIP phone systems is getting progressively easier year over year.

Companies and homeowners alike have caught on to the inherent savings. The infrastructure costs very little all things considered and the endpoint devices are highly efficient. This equates to less money spent each month when the utility bill arrives.

With all of

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IEEE 802.3bz | Breaking the 1Gbps Barrier without ReCabling

IEEE 802.3bz | Breaking the 1 Gbps Barrier Without ReCabling

For almost a decade now, IT Teams have relied on the 1000BASE-T Ethernet standard over copper wires.  Using Category 5e and Category 6 cables, network admins are used to achieving data speeds of roughly 1 Gbps for single users.

While these throughput speeds have been adequate for a while, the increasing demand for speed has led to a new Ethernet Standard: IEEE 802.3bz.

The newly approved IEEE Standard

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PoE Smart Building

Why Power over Ethernet will Power the Smart Building of The Future

You know Power over Ethernet as the cabling technology used in information technology that transmits both data and power using a standard Ethernet cable. PoE gives users the ability to deploy powered devices at any location, regardless if electrical outlets are present. It is this characteristic that makes Ethernet

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Ethernet standards

Time Capsule Alert! The Earliest Ethernet Advertisement

In 1973, Robert Metcalfe wrote a memo that would serve as the founding concepts for the technology that we now know as Ethernet. Xerox Parc assigned Robert Metcalfe with the task of connecting a group of personal computers to a printer. Along with his co-inventor David Boggs, Robert Metcalfe invented the cabling technology that would transform a computer from a static workstation

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PoE Standards

How the Unanticipated Evolution of PoE Prevents Market Saturation

Why is Power over Ethernet (PoE) far from reaching market saturation levels?

Power over Ethernet has evolved since its inception in 2002. IEEE has introduced PoE standards with increasingly higher power outputs to account for the evolving use-case scenarios for PoE. But even though the technology has been around for over a decade,

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