How PoE Continues to Grow with Evolving Technology
As one of the fastest growing methods of transmitting power and data through Ethernet cables, Power over Ethernet (PoE) is an ever-evolving technology that continues to gain popularity. Since arriving on the scene in the early 2000s, PoE has established itself as an easier way to transmit power and data over the same cable.
PoE’s unique characteristics allow for a single cable to provide both power and data to a variety of devices. These include wireless access points, IP cameras, VoIP phones, building automation, security and LED lighting. This method has opened up many possibilities for technology managers and integrators.
PoE cables carry power to more spaces using one cable, eliminating the need for extra wiring. This simplifies processes and helps save on time and cost both during installation and implementation. PoE only requires wireless access points, diminishing the need for many power outlets as well. This flexibility allows for systems to be run more efficiently and can help save on energy costs.
Evolving technology continues to open up more possibilities for PoE, some of which are not yet realized. Places such as office buildings, schools and homes or devices like phones and computers all offer opportunities for PoE to be further implemented. As the technology behind it is perfected, PoE is in a position to support larger amounts of technological components in the future.
PoE is just starting to scratch its surface of potential. PoE is on pace to gain further popularity and demand as its capabilities expand, and it is soon to be one of the most common solutions for powering our lifestyles in the coming years.