Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology is on a rapid growth trajectory, according to numerous sources:
- A report by Grand View Research projects the global PoE market to exceed $3.75 billion by 2025.
- A Data Center Journal article estimates that the number of PoE ports installed globally is already over 100 million.
- Approval of the 4-Pair PoE standard is expected next year, leading the way for an additional 45 million devices to be powered by the network.
CommScope, a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, is supporting its customers’ increasing PoE needs by introducing new software capabilities in imVision, its unique automated infrastructure management (AIM) system. The enhanced imVision capability enables IT managers to keep track of the location of PoE powered devices while providing more visibility into where PoE services are and can be deployed.
“Serving the intelligent building marketplace today demands support for PoE and an ecosystem approach that brings technology leaders together to deliver best-in-class solutions,” said Gavin Milton-White, Vice President, Enterprise, Asia Pacific, CommScope. “CommScope’s networking experts work in standards organisations to help evolve PoE standards and directly with partners and customers to provide efficient PoE delivery solutions.”
CommScope is hosting an exclusive webinar that will examine the latest PoE standards, the implications of PoE application in buildings and how the imVision management solution helps realise its utmost potential. “More power to you: How PoE is shaping modern networks” will be presented on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. EST. Registration is free.
PoE growth trends are due to the ongoing explosion of IoT devices in the building—LED lighting systems, security cameras, wireless access points, etc.—as well as the convergence of IT and building operations technology. PoE technology safely transmits electricity along with data over twisted pair cabling to remote devices. Most people initially came to know PoE through the use of VoIP telephones, which were the first, massively deployed devices to utilise PoE.
CommScope has made significant contributions to the PoE standardisation efforts in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as cabling standard groups in the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) / International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC). imVision is the first AIM solution to implement TIA, CENELEC, and ISO/IEC guidelines for tracking PoE energised cables in a cable bundle.