April 6, 2007 -- Allied Telesis has introduced its AT-6101 single-port PoE injector and its AT-6102 universal multi-voltage PoE splitter. The Power over Ethernet (PoE) accessories connect network powered devices directly to a network cable without the need for a local power source.
The AT-6101 enables the injection of power into an Ethernet cable to run devices such as security cameras, VoIP phones, and wireless access points. If these devices are already PoE-enabled, they can draw power directly from the AT-6101. If they are not PoE-enabled, the AT-6102 splitter can be fitted adjacent to the device and draw current from the Ethernet cable to run the device via a normal external connector.
The AT-6101 injects the maximum allowable power of up to 15.4 W of current into the Ethernet cable. This enables all types of IEEE 802.3af PoE powered devices to be connected and run from the cable. The device can provide full power over the full 100 meter length of the UTP Ethernet cable, ensuring compatibility with any type of cable, says Allied.
The AT-6101 injector also provides protection from damage resulting from the accidental shorting of the power cables and also protects connected equipment. The unit will not fail under these circumstances, so in the event of a short-circuit customers will not need to purchase replacement units. They are also protected from potential fire hazards if a cable has been incorrectly wired or becomes damaged.
The AT-6101 is simple to install and does not require any configuration. Users simply connect the Ethernet cables and the power and the device is ready for operation. With the AT-6102 splitter, users need only to select the power output appropriate to the type of device they wish to connect.
The AT-6102 splitter operates as a powered device on the network and enables users to select the right voltage (5 V, 7.5 V, 9 V and 12 V) for the remotely-connected device (a VoIP phone or security camera, for example) to be powered. Users can mount the AT-6102 on a wall or attach it to the device being powered with a hook and loop type product such as Velcro. Allied Telesis supplies self-adhesive Velcro with the AT-6102 splitter.
The AT-6101 injector is priced at $54; the AT-6102 splitter at $38.