What is AI? AI, or Artificial Intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processed by computers, this means that computers have the ability to perform human tasks and make its own logical decisions without human intervention. AI has the ability to analyse data in real time much faster, more reliable and efficient than any human can. Therefore AI is used to perform both simple and really complicated tasks, and is designed to be more accurate and to assist humans in day to day activities.
When using a Switch or Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), the PSE needs to meet the power requirements of Powered Devices (PDs). Examples of PDs include IP surveillance cameras, Voice over IP (VoIP), and Wireless Access Points (WAPs). All PSEs have a PoE Budget - This is the total amount of power PSEs can supply to PDs at one time, measured in watts. In this article, we will explain why the budget is often over-estimated.
PoE (or Power over Ethernet) is the method of transmitting both power and data across the internal cores of an Ethernet cable and is ideal for getting power to hard-to-reach areas. There are many variants available and the type of PoE you use is ultimately decided by your equipment's capabilities.
ESD is a build up of electrically charged particles that can wreak havoc with your devices if not adequately protected. Lightning storms are a prime example of ESD build up. Turbulence in storm clouds causes a build-up of electrical charges that ultimately result in a lightning strike. Even when there is no visible lightning, friction caused by small particles colliding with the device creates a static build up which eventually defuses onto the electronics. If powerful enough, this discharge can travel through the PCB of the device, out the Ethernet port and down the Ethernet cable to the devices below.
What is PoE? Power over Ethernet, or PoE, is the process of sending power & data over twisted pair Ethernet cabling to simplify power requirements. Ethernet cabling consists of 4 twisted pairs. In a FE (10/100mbps) network only two of the four pairs will transmit data, the remaining two are reserved for power. In GE (1Gbps) networks all four pairs transmit data, while two of these pairs transmit power and data simultaneously.