60-watt PoE challenges, solutions discussed in web seminar

Omnitron Systems will describe the benefits as well as the challenges of deploying 60-watt PoE for applications like IP video, WiFi, and building automation.

Everywhere you look, surveillance cameras also are looking at you. When IP cameras are deployed outdoors, meeting their power needs (often 60-watt PoE), as well as their distance requirements, can be a significant challenge. A web seminar presented by Omnitron Systems will offer solutions.
Everywhere you look, surveillance cameras also are looking at you. When IP cameras are deployed outdoors, meeting their power needs (often 60-watt PoE), as well as their distance requirements, can be a significant challenge. A web seminar presented by Omnitron Systems will offer solutions.

On Tuesday, May 12, Cabling Installation & Maintenance will host a web seminar delivered by Omnitron Systems, during which the company will take a detailed look into the challenges presented by deploying high-power, 60-watt PoE (Power over Ethernet), and even look ahead to higher-wattage network-device powering. In a summary of the seminar’s content, Cabling Installation & Maintenance says, “PoE now powers more than 100 million devices, yet the nominal amount of power delivered has limited its penetration into other applications. High-power PoE is now available for power-hungry devices like outdoor IP cameras with blowers and heaters, and multi-band wireless access points that have emerged on the market. In addition to the increasing power required by PoE-powered devices, the 100-meter distance limitation of UTP cabling is a challenge for deploying PoE devices outdoors or in large facilities like airports and office buildings.”

Omnitron Systems offers a number of media-converter products, including several that provide PoE capability as well as the distance capabilities offered by fiber-optic cabling. The use of media converters for long-reach, high-power PoE deployments will be part of the seminar’s discussion.

The description continued, “This presentation discusses the benefits and challenges of high-power 60-watt PoE deployments, and looks at higher power technologies of the future, like IEEE 802.3bt and Power over HDBase-T.”

After the seminar is broadcast live at 1pm EDT on May 12, it will be available for on-demand viewing for six months. Individuals who attend the seminar in its entirety, live or on-demand, will be eligible to receive one continuing education credit toward BICSI’s professional designations.

You can find more detail on the seminar here and register for it here.

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