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What Can 60 Watts of Power Over Ethernet Per Port Do For You?

October 19, 2011
at 7:16 pm PST

I recently spoke with Nick Lippis of the Lippis report about Cisco Universal Power Over Ethernet (Cisco UPOE). In a 12-minute podcast, we reviewed uses cases, a customer example, and the benefits of Cisco UPOE.

Cisco UPOE doubles the PoE power to 60 watts over standard Cat5e or higher cabling and offers new design options for enterprises deploying higher-power devices in the campus. You can now deliver resilient network power to a wider range of devices such as virtual desktops, IP turrets for financial trading, compact switches, and even LED lighting systems! Once you start powering all these devices over the network, you can use Cisco EnergyWise to manage their power consumption – which not only lowers your energy expenses, but is also good for the environment.

What are some of the other use-cases you anticipate for UPOE?

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