Panduit launches 1RU PoE patch panel
July 21, 2006 -- The company says its 12-port DPoE power patch panel features a compact 1RU design to conserve rack space in telecommunications rooms and data centers.
Panduit has introduced its 12-port DPoE power patch panel, which the company says features a compact 1RU design to conserve rack space in telecommunications rooms and data centers while enabling the convergence of data and Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology.
The company says the 10/100Base-T compatible DPoE panel injects power onto horizontal data cabling, eliminating the need to replace anything but the current patch panel when deploying PoE in an existing site.
The DPoE power patch panels can be deployed as a single device or in rack arrays of multiple power sourcing patch panels. According to the company, specifically engineered to operate from DC power and performing more efficiently than AC-based platforms, the patch panels are capable of supplying all ports with fully specified power, eliminating a need for load balancing.
The panels support both IEEE 802.3af and Cisco Inline Protocol (CIP) power schemes on a port-by-port basis. The product's port prioritization capabilities ensure that critical applications like IP telephony and security receive higher attention in the event of a power disruption, says Panduit.
The product is bundled with an initial setup program that guides installation. The company's Element Manager software enables control and management of each port's power characteristics as well as location identification for connected devices. The patch panels can also be managed and controlled via industry standard network management systems.