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ADC releases four-port TrueNet Midspan POE controller

ADC Telecommunications Inc. today introduced its new four-port TrueNet Midspan Power-over-Ethernet Controller that ...


December 19, 2005  


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ADC Telecommunications Inc. today introduced its new four-port TrueNet Midspan Power-over-Ethernet Controller that its says provides a flexible way to power IP devices over a local area network.

The IEEE 802.3af-compliant device is designed to support small, medium and branch office applications, Wi-Fi access point installations, IP security cameras, RFID equipment and other network devices.

According to the company, the TrueNet Midspan Power-over-Ethernet Controller delivers DC power to up to four devices, eliminating the need to upgrade existing Ethernet switches or use unreliable local AC power to each device separately.

The four-port platform supports a number of Power-Over-Ethernet enabled devices by detecting device presence and transmitting appropriate power according to IEEE 802.af or legacy POE in-line powering standards.

“Businesses of all sizes that are deploying Wi-Fi access points and other lower port-count devices, can now enjoy the cost-saving benefits of Power-over-Ethernet without making expensive switch upgrades or partially utilizing a higher port-count midspan device,” said John Schmidt, product manager for ADC.

The controller has 15.4 watt powering capabilities on all ports and redundant connections for two power supplies.

The aluminum design protects internal electronics in harsh environments and the device can be shelf, wall, or rack mounted to support diverse powering applications.