FIRST INDUSTRIAL POWER OVER ETHERNET SWITCH ADDRESSES CHICKEN/EGG QUESTION, OPENS MARKET FOR PoE APPLICATIONS
Implementation Costs for Devices such as Surveillance Cameras and Remote IP Phones Can Be Reduced - Even in Hostile Environments
- Using PS14P PoE Switch
GarrettCom?, Inc., is bringing the flexibility and cost-savings benefits of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to industrial applications with the introduction of its four-port Magnum? PS14P PoE Power Source Convenient Switch. The hardened PS14P switch is the first industrial-spec switch to offer an IEEE 802.3af standards-compliant way to power and connect small devices such as IP phones, surveillance cameras, wireless access points and industrial sensors at the remote edges of an industrial network. The PS14P switch is premium-rated for temperature-uncontrolled environments with a temperature rating of
-40°C to 75°C, and resists dirt, moisture, and other threats from hostile industrial environments. Originally developed to provide an inexpensive power source for VoIP phones being deployed in enterprises, PoE (IEEE 802.3af), enables Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) to provide power over standard twisted-pair Ethernet cabling to a compliant Powered Device (PD). PDs use PoE standard protocols to - and utilize - power transmitted over the data link. In effect, PoE provides a standards-based way to provide power to a wide variety of PDs in areas where it is physically or financially prohibitive to offer normal power.
Many Enterprise Ethernet applications are utilizing a device called a "Midspan Power Source" to "inject" power into an existing network. This box sits between an existing Ethernet switch and the target PDs. By integrating Ethernet switching, PoE power sourcing, and industrial-hardened components and packaging into a single unit, GarrettCom's Magnum PS14P PoE Power Source Convenient Switch saves costs and space, and increases reliability in a wide spectrum of industrial applications. As more new industrial PoE devices arrive in the market, the Magnum PS14P Switch will also enable new applications, extending Ethernet LANs further into high-availability industrial systems.
GarrettCom is at the forefront of bringing this much-needed technology to the industrial environment," said Norman Pearl, VP of Engineering, Dataradio Inc., Montreal, Quebec. We plan on deploying the PS14P switches with our spread-spectrum, license-free HiPR900 radio system that is used in SCADA and telemetry industrial applications. GarrettCom's PoE implementation gives us plug-and-play solutions with minimal complexity, while the small package makes it ideal for remote substations, and other locations with limited available real estate.
The Magnum PS14P Switch has four PoE-enabled RJ-45 ports that can drive802.3af-compliant PDs as well as deliver 10/100 Mb data transmission over the same twisted-pair cable. The PS14P switches have an auto-sensing algorithm that cuts off power when 802.3af-compliant devices are not attached.Proprietary PoE and non-PoE equipment are not recognized, which protects them from possible damage. The PS14P switch supports the Power-over-Ethernet PSE standard for over-current protection, under-current detection, and fault protection.
Built to Take the Heat
The Magnum PS14P Switch, about the size of a deck of playing cards, is only 3.5 in x 3.0 in. x 1.0 in. ( (8.9 cm x 7.6 cm x 2.5 cm), and weighs 5.2 oz. (150 g).Its four PoE RJ-45 ports can be supplemented by connecting the switch to a Magnum CS14P Converter Switch? device or a Magnum ES42P Edge Switch to obtain fiber connectivity or additional non-PoE hardened Ethernet ports.
The PS14P models are built with premium-grade extended temperature components to be suitable for use in sheltered outdoor locations. It uses GarrettCom's patent-pending thermal techniques and is equipped with a robust metal case for durability. Mounting options include stand-alone panel-mounting, DIN-rail, or rack-mount tray. No internal air flow is required for cooling, so the PS14P resists dust, dirt, moisture, smoke and insects.The Magnum PS14P PoE Power Source Convenient Switch and all other Magnum products are designed and manufactured in the USA and backed by a three-year warranty.
GarrettCom, Inc., Fremont , Calif. , is recognized for its innovation in the design of industrial, power utility, intelligent transportation systems and telecommunications markets. For more information on GarrettCom and its Magnum line of Ethernet products, visitor contact the company at 213 Hammond Ave., Fremont, CA 95439, USA, voice 510-438-9071, fax 510-438-9072, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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