New Draka White Paper “Amazing Prospects for PoE”

Power over Ethernet (PoE) infrastructures are well on their way to becoming a dominant technology. They combine data communication and power supply via a single Ethernet cable. Our recently published Draka White Paper “Amazing Prospects for PoE” provides a general overview of the main drivers, components and benefits of PoE in the first part. In the second part, it highlights the practical implementation and benefits of the most relevant applications in the context of smart building: PoE Lighting, PoE Emergency Lighting and IoT sensor networks.

The white paper is now available here

Various factors are currently favoring the spread of intelligent solutions based on PoE technology. With regard to ecology and climate protection, there is a growing awareness of the need to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions. Another factor is the operating costs. Due to permanent cost pressure, companies are faced with the challenge of reducing the power consumption of not only communication and data networks but their entire facilities. This drove increasing investments in Ethernet infrastructures, which made Ethernet with an installed base of currently around 1 billion ports, Ethernet is the undisputed number one network protocol. This ensures users the long-term cost-effective availability of components and devices for this standard.

The most relevant applications in the context of smart building are currently PoE lighting, PoE emergency lighting and IoT sensor networks. They offer users unprecedented optimization approaches with short payback cycles. The Draka white paper presents the possibilities of these applications, highlights the practical implementation and the benefits.