Benefits of PoE
The power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology allows electrical current and data to work on the same cable, without interfering with each other. This is a big advantage because it reduces the number of cables, which can be costly to install.
Efficient energy distribution – Switches automatically know the required power for each device and supply only that, which saves on power wastage, especially with the rise of IoT.
Flexibility – Unlike traditional closed-circuit security cameras, PoE devices can be quickly deployed and repositioned in a variety of locations. This flexibility makes them ideal for remote access applications and can significantly improve network design as a result.
Cost efficiency – It eliminates the need for hiring professional electrical installers. Instead, it just requires plugging in the networking cabling to the proper equipment.
Quick deployment – As there is no need for separate power and data cabling, it is possible to connect many devices to a single Ethernet switch. This is useful in small and medium-sized buildings.
Safety – PoE switches are designed to stop power flows in case of a power failure, keeping all connected devices safe.
Scalability – As core business applications and data terminals continually evolve, it is important to have the ability to physically segment your network for easy equipment replacement. This is easier with PoE because it enables organizations to repurpose existing infrastructure and reduce or eliminate wiring closet requirements, saving on costs as well as reducing the environmental impact of digital transformations.