PoE ++ (60W) - IEEE802.3bt


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PoE++ (BT) IEEE802.3bt

What markets are driving the need for 60W PoE and a new IEEE 802.3bt standard?

Today, 60W and above Power Over Ethernet (PoE) deployments are increasing dramatically. PoE++ is transforming the next-generation of networking, lighting systems and enterprise workspaces products. New products with PoE++ include switches, routers, repeaters, networking systems and LED lighting systems just to name a few. Products with requirements for higher power PoE will use the new PoE++ components and connectors Xmultiple manufactures.

The IEEE 802.3bt standard is for Power over Ethernet enhancements up to 100W using all 4-pairs balanced twisted-pair cabling, lower standby power and specific enhancements to support IoT applications (eg. Lighting, sensors, building automation).

Power over Ethernet effectively powers over 100 million end devices which are deployed in various applications including IP phones or wireless access points. With the technology”¦s limited power provision, PoE does have limitations, but that has changed with the release of PoE++. The introduction of the brand new IEEE 802.3bt PoE++ standard doubles and possibly can even triple the amount of power that is sent to end devices. This new powerful standard will allow other devices to offer PoE power above the modes which are currently available. IEEE 802.3bt has entered the task force and the group continues to research new ways to offer even more power.

Since the new standard provides even more power to devices, the new standard greatly aids the expansion of the PoE application base. Engineers seeking to provide simplicity, such as power and data together, can rely on power over Ethernet. This allows for a reduction in installation costs associated to installing separate lines. In addition, moving devices and relocating units is extremely simple, and can be as simple as moving a standard CAT5/6 cable rather than having an electrician relocate AC power sources.

Xmultiple creating connectors and components which offer 60 watts of power and higher. The new IEEE 802.3bt standard is designed for products with high power requirements and applications.


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