LAS VEGAS -- At the 2011 BICSI Fall Conference, IMC Networks announced that it has expanded its Power over Ethernet (PoE) media converter product line with the new PoE and PoE+ Giga-MiniMcs. Designed using the IEEE 802.3af (15.4W of power) and 802.3at (25.5W of power) PoE standards, the new products support all PoE compatible peripheral devices.
The IMC PoE and PoE+ Gigabit Ethernet media converters are classified as Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), providing up to two PSE 10/100/1000Base-T copper ports and one SFP uplink port. The products are especially aimed at the Fiber-to-the-Desktop market where PoE phones require power sourcing or in building security applications where reach must extend beyond 100 meters. Additionally, they provide a low cost, space-saving Gigabit solution and include advanced features such as Power Reset and VLAN tags, according to the company.
Top key features of the new media converters, according to IMC, include: PoE and PoE+ power ranges on copper ports; configuration power reset; 100 Mbps and 1000 Mbps speed fiber SFPs; 10/100/1000Mbps rate conversion on copper ports; transparent to VLAN tags; and Jumbo Frames (10240)
“The growing market demand to power PoE-based devices is more prevalent now than ever, prompting IMC Networks to introduce new and improved PoE and PoE+ media converters," comments David Zaveski, Senior Sales Engineer at IMC Networks. "The latest devices require more power sourcing than standard PoE and as a result, we are able to meet these demands today and in the future with new product introductions."
The PoE Giga-MiniMc and PoE+ GigaMiniMc are scheduled to ship in Q4. Model 857-10811 lists for $440 and 857-10911 lists for $610. The products are available through IMC Networks’ distributors.