The core Local Area Network (LAN) consists of devices that have traditionally been Ethernet-enabled – desktop computers, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phones and wireless access points. But with increasing system convergence, we are now seeing the emergence of a Utility LAN (uLAN™). Like the traditional LAN, the uLAN™ is an interconnected set of devices that share data within the enterprise. But the uLAN is comprised of nontraditional Ethernet-enabled devices – lighting, HVAC, security, and AV systems – that are now being connected and powered by the IP network.
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