According to Paul Koebbe, strategic sales executiveSecurity, Henkels & McCoy (H&M) Networks, Maryland Heights, Mo., there is confusion over [PoE] versus power over copper. "The folks who are running analog video over unshielded twisted pair (UTP), companies which are putting the transceivers out there that allow us to run analog video over structured cabling, are frequently putting power on that cabling as well.
INTEGRATED SYSTEMS By Natalia Kosk Power The Equation and PoE New day dawning—and it’s all good M any in the security industry are waiting with baited breath to hear what really is developing with the new Power over Ethernet (PoE) Plus Standard, slated for ratification sometime in 2009 (although some hint that date may change). Others express little concern as to when the PoE Plus Standard will be available but instead choose to focus Altronix, Brooklyn, N.Y. “We want to be there when it [PoE] is small so that we have time to help develop the products. And when PoE really does take off, we’re going to be ready for it.” Some even speculate that it won’t stop there--that there will be a standard that offers even more power beyond that of PoE Plus. Increasing technological developments including card readers and door keypads, on its benefits and how to leverage the technology for temperature and pressure sensors that are IP equipped their users. Some believe there is a debate raging over and driven from a PoE connection will become more PoE and others still are creating their own standards present into 2010, according to Bob Martin, manager instead of abiding by the one that already exists. Still, of Marketing and Business Development, EtherWAN there are others who do think PoE is pretty black Systems, Anaheim, Calif. and white—that the technology that allows users to leverage the existing network and now, accomplish What causes the misconception? more functions than ever, PTZ for cameras, etc. says it There is no denying that PoE is crucial—you all. We’ve gone straight to the experts on this topic to need power for video on the network. Yet, it is not give you the answers you need to know. uncommon for the majority of manufacturers or PoE product developers to forgo the general standards Is there something beyond PoE Plus? when it comes to PoE. For many in the industry right Power over Ethernet, defined by the Institute of now, this just adds to the confusion, causing many to Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as standard misunderstand what benefits the technology offers as 802.3af has been around since about 2003. Most well as all the application possibilities. recently, there has been a lot of buzz in the industry According to Paul Koebbe, strategic sales executive- about the new PoE Plus Standard, which is supposed Security, Henkels & McCoy (H&M) Networks, Maryland to provide up to 30 watts more power to each network Heig
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