KRONE Australia has advised that all PremisNET solutions are fully compliant with the IEEE 802.3af standard for DTE power over structured cabling ratified on June 12, 2003.
As a member of the ISO/IEC, CENELEC and TIA working groups specifying the structured cabling channel and component requirements that support the 802.3af standard, KRONE was able to ensure all products were fully compliant as the IEEE and cabling standards progressed.
Known as 802.3af, DTE Power (data terminal equipment) and Power over Ethernet (PoE), the new standard covers the distribution of low voltage power through the structured cabling system to devices such as IP telephones, wireless access points, security cameras and door entry/access control systems.
The ratified standard clears up the confusion over a number of proprietary implementations. Until now PoE had been a niche product with different pin-outs and voltages ranging from 6V to 48V. These new standards define the pinouts, and harmonise the power requirements for all systems.
Each of KRONE's products has been designed for currents and voltages well in excess of those specified. KRONE's PremisNET solutions contain compliant cables, jacks, patch panels, patch cords and couplers.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is said to be the next big thing in structured cabling. With the power injected at the active equipment it can do away with thousands of wall transformers and kilometres of messy power extension leads.
For Voice over IP (VoIP) deployment, PoE does away with the need for a mains power socket next to each and every telephone. The telephones no longer need to go dead if there is an electrical outage, as DTE power can be backed up by the central communications room UPS system.