Delivering Power and Data on the Same Cable – POE vs DIGITAL ELECTRICITY
Power over Ethernet (PoE), a technology that allows a single twisted pair Ethernet cable to provide both data connection and electric power to devices, allows system integrators and network installers to deploy powered devices in locations that lack electrical circuitry. Although PoE solutions have expanded from powering Wi-Fi Access Points, desk phones, and security cameras, to include LED lighting, its delivery rates do not match the needs for more complex building systems and transmission distance is currently limited to 100 meters. A new technology, Digital Electricity™, promises to provide enough power to energize a commercial high-rise, while providing a safer, more cost effective and efficient way to distribute electricity than traditional alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) solutions. This webinar will offer state-of-the-art insight on energy options and explore the benefits and limitations of PoE and Digital Electricity™.