Check out this article from #IEEE P802.3bt Task Force acting chair, Chad Jones on Power over #Ethernet (#PoE) classification and powering options. It provides a good look at the IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at #standards.
The Ethernet Alliance has named Peter Jones of Cisco Systems, as their new Chairman. The former chair of the NBASE-T Alliance, which merged with the Ethernet Alliance in 2019, and an active member of multiple Ethernet Alliance committees, Jones assumed his new role in late 2019.
18 companies participated testing optical transceiver, #Ethernet switching equipment, and T&M (physical layer and protocol analysis) products at the Ethernet Alliance’s latest High Speed Networking (HSN) Plugfest at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). This was the fourth event to provide participants with the ability to test the interoperability of their products for applications from 25 Gigabit Ethernet to 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). The HSN Plugfest drew a greater number of companies than the previous iteration, including some who joined the Ethernet Alliance just so that they could participate.
The Ethernet Alliance has revealed outcomes from its latest High Speed Networking (HSN) Plugfest, which took place in April at the UNH Interoperability Lab. The Plugfest highlighted the key role multivendor interoperability plays in Ethernet’s continued success, with pass rates greater than 97%, consistent improvement over past events. Equipment capability ranged from 25 Gb/s to 400 Gb/s. 13 companies participated.