Universal Power over Ethernet

October 6, 2011 - 1 Comment

TWTV101_UPOE 2011-09-27 at 05-38-04
UPOE, or Universal Power over Ethernet, is the latest innovation from Cisco with broad, positive implications for many enterprise operations. We are not new at this. Cisco has been pushing the standards since 2000 for the incorporation of electrical power running on the same cable as data.

UPOE is a big milestone as we can now consolidate 60 watts on a single CAT5E cable.   The flexibility that this enables cannot be overstated. Multiple third party vendors are jumping into the ecosystem here as dynamic environments using Virtual Desktops with integrated monitors, IP Turret systems for trading floors, not to mention building management, physical security and host of networking devices such as AP’s and compact switches that are often installed in very obscure locations.

The Catalyst 4500E is the initial beneficiary of this industry first for Cisco and this episode of TechWiseTV covers not just the use case and deployment examples as we go hands on with the big switch, but also a unique deep dive into understanding just how this works. A full appreciation for the engineering talent behind this innovation is warranted on this one when we go beyond the power negotiation and get into the physics of heat dissipation and other hurdles that had to be overcome. It’s the action packed TechWiseTV you have come to expect!

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Resources to check out:


Unleash the Power of your Network (whitepaper .pdf)

Segment Break Down:

Sylvia gets the context from Pradeep Parmar

Jimmy Ray is taking us ‘inside the cable – make sure we can appreciate just impressive this is electrically

Nikhil Sharma is our guest engineer with a UPOE demo from the CiscoLive show floor and right here with us in the lab as we go hands-on the Catalyst 4500E

TWTV101_UPOE 2011-09-27 at 05-38-04

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