Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Microsemi Doubles Reach for PoE Midspans to 200M

Microsemi introduced a single-port Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) extender that doubles the powering reach of its PoE midspans to 200 meters. PoE midspans enable both data and power to be delivered over a single standard RJ-45 cable, eliminating the need for external power supplies and their associated AC/DC power cabling for Ethernet-connected cameras, IP phones, WLAN access points, etc.

Microsemi is the first to deliver 25.5-watt, IEEE802.3at power levels over extended distances while supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps data rates. Even longer reach is possible by cascading multiple extenders.

Microsemi said its PowerDsine PD-PoE Extender does not require local power, and is simply connected to a midspan and powered via the PoE input. The extender joins Microsemi's growing family of midspan products that support up to 24-port implementations in both standard- and high-power applications with a variety of smart power management and remote maintenance capabilities.