A New Standard for 100W of Power Over Ethernet

Aug 24, 2012
Demand for higher power POE continues to grow, as equipment users in any number of areas, including high-end audio-visual, digital signage, TV and POS systems realise the cost saving potential of POE systems through reduced cabling and installation costs for all their network connected devices.

A new standard for Power over Ethernet (Power over HDBaseT or POH) was released by Silvertel. This POH standard allows more power than ever before (up to 100W) to be provided over Cat 5/6 data cables, while maintaining backwards compatibility with the earlier lower power POE standards IEEE802.3af and 802.3at for 13W and 30W powered equipment. 
POH is supplies upto 100W of power in conjunction with uncompressed High Definition video, and runs at low, safe telecommunications voltages for ease of installation. Any other higher power application requiring power up to 100W can also be implemented using POH standards based technology.
Silvertel - a UK based leader in POE technologies – has just released the first fully functional 100W Power over HDBaseT (PoH) compliant Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) and Powered Device (PD) modules for injecting and extracting Power over Ethernet (POE) on CAT5/6 cables -  the Ag6600 and Ag5600.
These Silvertel modules allow product manufacturers to quickly take advantage of the opportunities provided by the new standards. The modules are designed to speed up development of the new feature set into finished products, and are backed up by comprehensive applications support. They provide a number of features specially designed to help implement high power POE safely, including overload and short circuit protection. Silvertel have been pioneering higher power and small form factor POE modules for over 7 years.
HDBaseT technology with POH revolutionizes the networking industry, enabling manufacturers to build thinner, lighter products, including smart TVs, providing customers the flexibility to install devices in any location, without requiring proximity to additional power outlets. Rolling out home networks and display systems in airports, hotels and hospitality sites suddenly becomes that much easier with integrated POH.
HDBaseT is a consumer electronics connectivity technology optimized for whole-home and commercial multimedia distribution; the heart of which is 5Play™, an unrivalled feature-set that converges full uncompressed HD video, audio (up to 10.2 Gbps), 100BaseT Ethernet, up to 100W power and various control signals through a single 100m/328ft CAT5e/6 LAN cable. Ag5600 and Ag6600 support the critical power element of this technology.

HDBaseT POH Benefits:

  • Officially completes the 5Play™ feature set, adding power distribution to the unmatched offering of video, audio, Ethernet and control via a standard LAN cable.
  • Significantly reduces overall network power consumption, enabling the introduction of new power-saving applications.
  • Enables consumers to place components of their whole-home network in ideal locations regardless of electrical outlet availability.
  • Simplifies and reduces cost of installation by eliminating the need to employ an electrician.
Assists manufacturers in their quest to design thinner and more cost effective devices that can be connected with a single cable by eliminating the AC-to-DC elements within the devices themselves.
About Silvertel

UK based Silvertel is a global leader in Power solutions modules, including Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Battery Charging.  Designed and manufactured in the UK, Silvertels’ product focus is on low cost, small size and ease of use.  Silvertel brings product to market through its international network of specialist distributors and representatives.

About Power Over HDBaseT

HDBaseT’s breakthrough POH technology delivers up to 100 watts of power to TVs and other devices over distances up to 100m/328ft, via a single Cat5e/6 cable with standard RJ-45 connectors. This means it is no longer necessary to connect a device’s electrical jack to a power supply.  HDBaseT™ and 5Play™ are trademarks of HDBaseT Alliance.

About Symmetry Electronics

Founded in 1998, Symmetry Electronics Corp. is a supplier-authorized, global distributor specializing in the distribution of wireless, video, and embedded semiconductor products. Symmetry provides sales, logistics, design and manufacturing support from its world headquarters in Southern California, local field offices and a robust ecommerce and einformation website SemiconductorStore.com.  Symmetry Electronics is ISO9001:2008 certified and supports its customer base with factory trained FAEs, deep inventory, and product selection expertise. For more information on Symmetry Electronics or to view the complete line card, visit SymmetryElectronics.com.



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