Cisco UPOE Ramps to One Million Ports

March 22, 2012 - 2 Comments

Cisco Catalyst 4500E, our leading modular campus access switching platform, continues to maintain over 65% market share globally for modular Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports by addressing customer requirements through a continuous stream of innovations – witness the 60 Watt PoE capabilities (Cisco Universal Power Over Ethernet, or Cisco UPOE), and Supervisor Engine 7L-E which we delivered last year. We also launched Cisco Catalyst SmartOperations at Cisco Live London earlier this year in February as part of a broader launch across multiple switching platforms.

These innovations are getting great acceptance in the marketplace. For example, Cisco UPOE, which is unmatched in the industry, has reached an annualized run rate of 1 million ports, and growing, within a short span of about 2 quarters!

Just like PoE/PoE+, you can use Cisco UPOE to power IP phones and wireless access points. However, Cisco UPOE can also power a new range of devices, some examples  below:

VDI Terminals powered by Cisco UPOE

VDI Terminals

IP Turrets powered by Cisco UPOE

IP Turrets For Financial Trading

Personal telepresence systems powered by Cisco UPOE

Personal Telepresence Systems

LED lighting powered by Cisco UPOE

LED Lighting for Disaster Planning

Compact switches powered by Cisco POE

Compact Switches

UPOE eliminates the cost and time associated with pulling wall circuits for these devices. Once you power these devices over the network, you can use Cisco EnergyWise to drive costs lower, while meeting your corporate sustainability mandates.

Here’s what one customer has to say about Cisco UPOE:

As a provider of 24/7 technical support attending to tens of thousands of calls daily from consumers and small businesses worldwide, iYogi requires a network with high performance and high availability. Cisco Catalyst 4500E Switches provide us a resilient foundation, and the integrated UPOE technology offers 60W of power for valuable redundancy in the wiring closet. As we expand our operations in India to handle larger call volume, UPOE gives us the flexibility to reduce energy consumption even as we power new virtual desktop clients with UPOE. We are saving both time and money by avoiding laying additional cables to each virtual desktop client, leading to an overall reduction in our total cost of ownership.”

–          Sarvesh Goorha, Member of the Board of Directors and Group CIO, iYogi Technical Services Pvt. Limited, India

See what other customers are saying about UPOE here.

What can you power with 60 Watts of PoE power?

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  1. Hi,

    1. Any road map for standalone UPOE switches in 3K and 2k series ?
    2. Any road map for 48 Port Full UPOE in 4500 series ?