Tag: PoE

Testing Plug-Terminated Links—Internationally

The Modular Plug Terminated Link, or MPTL, where a horizontal cable run terminated on one end to an RJ-45 plug connects directly into a device, has become increasingly popular for connecting a variety of devices—from wireless access points and security cameras, to PoE lights and video displays—essentially wherever it’s deemed impractical or unsafe to deploy an outlet and equipment cord. Approved within ANSI-TIA 568.2-D as an option for connecting devices, MPTLs aren’t just popular in North America. But some of you have asked about regions that don’t follow TIA standards, and if it possible to test an MPTL to ISO/IEC or CENELEC standards. While the short answer is “not yet,” you can still make sure your MPTLs will perform.

Advice on overcoming common PoE challenges

As many different applications increasingly adopt Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices, such as phones, cameras, lighting, and access controls, IDEAL Networks is offering  advice to help IT technicians handle everyday PoE troubleshooting scenarios including: when a VoiP phone doesn’t work, a VoIP phone needs replacing with a higher power device, or an IP CCTV camera is stuck in boot cycle.

AEM: Ensuring Infrastructure Readiness Across Smart Building Technologies

The need for power and bandwidth is rapidly increasing, driving the adoption of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Multi-Gig Ethernet (GigE) over copper cabling. Service providers that deploy and troubleshoot these networks face new challenges in certification of the cabling infrastructure along with being able to validate PoE and Multi-gigabit link speeds on a loaded infrastructure with a single solution.

Webinar: Network Performance Beyond 100 Meters: Evaluating the Limits of Category Cabling

In a perfect world, all network devices would be located within the standard 100-meter run length, But design and budget constraints don’t always allow for that, and there are instances when data transmission does need to exceed 100 meters. Lately, there has been quite a bit of attention surrounding cable products that claim to support data and Power over Ethernet (PoE) to distances far beyond the standard length. Do they merit the attention, and do they represent good network design practices?

Webinar: ICT in 2020—What’s In Store and How Can You Prepare?

A recent survey of professionals across the information and communications technology (ICT) industry indicates that user organizations have begun to adopt latest-generation technologies like the Internet of Things, and more users plan to do so in the near future. This webinar will review highlights of the survey, paying specific attention to the anticipated uptake of IoT devices, remote powering via Power over Ethernet, 5G, and end-user organizations’ plans to upgrade their cabling systems’ capabilities.

Understanding PoE is now crucial for electricians

PoE testers can help electricians to cost-effectively conduct quick, accurate PoE validation, eliminating guesswork while getting the job done faster. In just a few short years the use of PoE has migrated from IT devices into building systems like lighting, HVAC and access control. However, the growth of PoE presents issues for electricians, who may have never had cause to work on anything other than traditional electrical cable infrastructure.