Energy efficiency is likely on your “to-do” list — if not already a much higher priority. A new 8 port PoE (Power over Ethernet) product from Microchip Technology Inc. can guarantee power of 60 watts per port for all ports simultaneously, says the company.
Microchip Technology says the PDS-408G PoE switch is ideal for digital ceiling installations, runs noise-free, and is IEEE 802.3bt-compliant.
What the PDS-408G can do for your facility
Designed for enterprise connected lighting applications, the PDS-408G connects separate systems such as lighting, sensors, HVAC and Wi-Fi access points over a single switch.
The switch offers additional cost-savings from energy savings and lower operating expenses, says the manufacturer. In compliance with IEEE 802.3bt, the PDS-408G provides a total of 480 W, including up to 90 W for any individual port or 60 W for eight ports simultaneously.
“The PDS-408G is plenum rated and can be installed in any air handling space, making it ideal for digital ceiling installations. Its fanless design provides the features needed for buildings that require noise-free and reliable operation, such as offices, hospitals and hotels,” says Microchip Technology.
“The 8 port PoE PDS-408G also provides other proven advantages of PoE, including safe power, simple installation, flexible deployment and remote power management.”
Demand for PoE
“Demand for Power over Ethernet in connected lighting systems has accelerated, and our new PoE switch is designed specifically for the needs of these applications,” said Rich Simoncic, senior vice president of Microchip’s Analog, Discrete and Power business unit.
“The PDS-408G continues Microchip’s leadership in PoE technology, providing an IEEE 802.3bt-compliant solution that provides almost six times the amount of power than the original PoE standard.”
Additional information on Microchip’s Ethernet solutions is available here.