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POWER OVER ETHERNET (POE) DEFINED

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Power over Ethernet (PoE) is an evolving technology that extends the already ultra-broad functionality of Ethernet by supplying reliable DC power over the same cables that currently carry Ethernet data. Enable-IT, the inventors of PoE Extension continue to lead the industry in new innovative PoE solutions.

IEEE 802.3af (PoE) and IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) – Power Over Ethernet Defined
Power over Ethernet or PoE is a methodology for safely leveraging or combining electrical current (power source) into structured wiring that is typically used for Local Area Networking (LAN) deployment. 
This methodology can use unused spare wire pairs for positive and negative voltage or can be combined on the same wire pairs used by Ethernet data signaling.
The intended audience of this whitepaper is for anyone looking for a conceptual overview of Power Over Ethernet (PoE) for the purpose of understanding what it is, typical uses of it, and how Enable-IT patented technology leverages PoE to make it possible to exceed the traditional distance limitations for installing PoE devices.

Overview
Power over Ethernet or PoE is a methodology for safely leveraging or combining electrical current (power source) into structured wiring that is typically used for Local Area Networking (LAN) deployment. 
This methodology can use unused spare wire pairs for positive and negative voltage or can be combined on the same wire pairs used by Ethernet data signaling.
PoE and PoE+ technology can operate over any copper wiring period. The principals of electricity apply and the thicker the gauge of the copper wiring the stronger the current can be delivered and longer distance. Many networking centric companies that use PoE technology are artificially limited in their understanding of this principal as they focus on Ethernet data rules and standards.

PoE Power starts with a Power Sourcing Module (PSE) that converts any International Mains Electrical outlets into a series of transistors that augment the power capacity of the source Mains power down to a safe level for insertion and delivery of electrical current into a Local Area Networking (LAN) standard RJ-45 jack. The RJ-45 LAN connector pins used can be 1-pair up to 4-pair which allows current to be transmitted safely to a PoE powered device (PD). Various types of PDs exist, including voice over IP (VoIP) phones, wireless LAN access points, Bluetooth access points, IP network cameras, computing devices, etc.

Power Over Ethernet Defined