Antaira’s Customized Solutions for
Your PoE++ and IEEE 802.3BT Applications
In the past, PoE worked nearly flawlessly. At the time, if your PoE or Powered Device (PD) said it was PoE+ compliant and your network switch (Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE)) providing the power, said it was PoE+ compliant, they were able to work together. However, PoE++ is a different story.
PoE++ can refer to the IEEE standard of 802.3bt but it may also refer to UPoE, HPoE or several other methods of supplying power and data over the network. This came about because it took a while to ratify the 802.3bt standard, so manufacturers took it upon themselves to create PoE/PD devices requiring more than 30 watts. Ultimately, this resulted in several interpretations which created an incompatibility issue in the market.
The ultimate goal has been for PoE/PD manufacturers to eventually redesign to the IEEE standard, but until then, a substantial amount of products on the market currently do not follow the 802.3bt standard. Engineers have been proprietarily stuck having to solely use PoE injectors and switches sold by the same PoE/PD manufacturer to be compatible. In almost all cases, these products are not created with extended temperature or ruggedized casings leaving the industrial networks exposed.
Antaira Technologies has seen the proprietary issue in the industry and it is not a problem for us, as we are able to completely customize certain devices for anyone needing a switch or injector to provide power to the non-standard PoE/PD products. Antaira’s innovative and talented engineering team has already developed and customized PoE injectors and industrial networking switches for large IP camera and radio manufacturers.
Are you currently working with a PoE++ application? Early compatibility testing of the PoE/PD and PoE/PSE could help keep the project on time and save money. If you find there is an incompatibility between your PoE devices, Antaira is here to help!
You can fill out the form to inquire more about our PoE++ customizations or visit us in booth
#33051 at ISC West 2023 to speak with an expert!
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