Power over Ethernet primer

Power over Ethernet (PoE) provides financial benefits to your customers, and offer you new methods for monitoring and managing their Ethernet LAN. This tip addresses how PoE works, its power capabilities, and its network administration and management benefits.

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Power over Ethernet (PoE) can provide financial benefits to your customers, and offer you new methods for monitoring and managing their Ethernet LAN. This tip addresses how PoE works, its power capabilities, and its network administration and management benefits.

 

Power over Ethernet for network engineers

Power over Ethernet technology was developed to reduce the cost of deploying low power network-connected devices such as Voice over IP (VoIP) phones and wireless access points. In addition, PoE provides new techniques for monitoring and managing networks.

Learn more about the implementation and benefits of Power over Ethernet technology.

About the author
David B. Jacobs has more than 20 years of networking industry experience. He has managed leading-edge software development projects and consulted to Fortune 500 companies as well as software startups.


This was first published in April 2007

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