Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology is on a rapid growth trajectory, according to numerous sources:

CommScope, a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, is supporting its customers’ increasing PoE needs by introducing new software capabilities in imVision, its unique automated infrastructure management (AIM) system. The enhanced imVision capability enables IT managers to keep track of the location of PoE powered devices while providing more visibility into where PoE services are and can be deployed.

“Serving the intelligent building marketplace today demands support for PoE and an ecosystem approach that brings technology leaders together to deliver best-in-class solutions,” said Ed Solis, director, Enterprise Strategy, CommScope. “CommScope’s networking experts work in standards organizations to help evolve PoE standards and directly with partners and customers to provide efficient PoE delivery solutions.”

CommScope is hosting an exclusive webinar that will examine the latest PoE standards, the implications of PoE application in buildings and how the imVision management solution helps realize its utmost potential. “More power to you: How PoE is shaping modern networks” will be presented on Wednesday, December 6 at 10 a.m. EST with Cisco’s digital building architect Luis Suau. Registration is free.

PoE growth trends are due to the ongoing explosion of IoT devices in the building—LED lighting systems, security cameras, wireless access points, etc.—as well as the convergence of IT and building operations technology. PoE technology safely transmits electricity along with data over twisted pair cabling to remote devices. Most people initially came to know PoE through the use of VoIP telephones, which were the first, massively deployed devices to utilize PoE. 

CommScope has made significant contributions to the PoE standardization efforts in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as cabling standard groups in the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC), and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). imVision is the first AIM solution to implement TIA, CENELEC, and ISO/IEC guidelines for tracking PoE energized cables in a cable bundle.

Additional Resources:

White Paper: Laying the groundwork for a new level of Power over Ethernet  

Video:  Managing Power over Ethernet with imVision

Blog:  Power over Ethernet: Latest Developments


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