March 12th, 2003, 07:54 PM
3Coms PoE (Power over Ethernet)
I was just checking out the news on google.. It says it's fairly new and no one has mentioned it from what i saw in searches.. .so anyways... PoE (Power Over Ethernet) it seems kinda cool
The one thing I really liked was that you can use one UPS for everything
I'd have to start question the load being put on the actual power connections tho.. as more and more devices start using this it could become a rather large draw.
Each 3Com device is plugged into a 3Com network jack connected to the switch, Dave Zwicher, 3Com's vice president of products and segment marketing said Wednesday. Each network jack can take up to four devices. Not only do devices no longer need their own power connection, but one UPS (uninterruptible power supply) can be used across the system, he said.
March 12th, 2003, 08:14 PM
still need to have a UPS large enough to handle the load... seems that it would mean that they don't need to be directly plugged into the ups?
 ouch, things would get nice and toasty... just sunk in what that said [/edit]
March 12th, 2003, 08:59 PM
It's not just a 3com thing, it's being standardized as 802.3af...
Network World Fusion has a nice article about how it works:
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