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PowerDsine unveils new PoE chipset at Interop

PowerDsine today released the PD83000 at Interop Las Vegas 2006, a chipset that will support more PoE based devices...


May 2, 2006  


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PowerDsine today released the PD83000 at Interop Las Vegas 2006, a chipset that will support more PoE based devices because it uses four pairs of Ethernet cable as opposed to two.

The company said it will allow switch and router vendors to provide higher levels of managed power to a broadened range of Ethernet devices, such as video screen phones, Wi-Max transmitters, pan-tilt-zoom cameras and thin-clients.

The new chipset can provide switch vendors with a minimum of 30.8 Watts of power and could potentially reach 56W. Also, when deployed with PowerDsine’s 4 or 12-port chip, (PD64004A and PD64012G respectively) it can provide a maximum of 48 high-power ports.

“The market of PoE is always changing,” said Amit Gilboa, the company’s product marketing manager. “Many next-generation devices that are being created need far more power to operate.

PoE allows the electrical power necessary to operate each device, to be carried by data cables rather than by power cords. It minimizes the number of wires that must be strung in order to install the network.

“PoE also potentially reduces the cost of installing end devices such as IP phones and wireless LAN access points,” PowerDsine said in a release.

“Because the network switches also can deliver power through the standard Ethernet infrastructure, the need to connect each IP phone or wireless LAN access point to a separate electrical circuit and install additional AC power outlets is eliminated.”