PowerDsine joins Ethernet Alliance

August 30, 2006 -- PoE systems provider PowerDsine has become a principal member of the Ethernet Alliance.

August 30, 2006 -- PowerDsine Ltd. , a provider of Power over Ethernet (PoE) platforms, announced that it has joined as a principal member of the Ethernet Alliance, an industry group dedicated to the expansion of Ethernet technology.

The company expects to play a key role in helping the group fulfill its mission of helping member companies increase the acceptance of Ethernet products while reducing their time-to-market by supporting the advancement of existing and emerging Ethernet technologies.

PowerDsine joins a group of over 60 members of the Ethernet Alliance, whose founders include: 3Com, ADC, Agere Systems, AMCC, Aquantia, Broadcom, Force10 Networks, Foundry Networks, Intel, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Pioneer Corporation, Quake Technologies, Samsung, Sun Microsystems, Tehuti Networks, Tyco Electronics, The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), and Xilinx.

"The Ethernet Alliance welcomes PowerDsine as a member. With PowerDsine's expertise in PoE, we believe that the organization will be able to increase awareness and the adoption of Ethernet in power-needy applications, such as industrial networking, automation, security and surveillance devices," comments Brad Booth, president of the Ethernet Alliance.

"As Power over Ethernet technology becomes more widespread and the 802.3at standard continues to take shape, the Ethernet Alliance is a great vehicle which can be utilized to communicate to the industry and expand the total addressable market for PoE products," adds Igal Rotem, CEO of PowerDsine.

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