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Choosing Between PoE vs PoE+ vs PoE++ Network Switches

Matt Golueke August 4, 2022 11:30 AM

ComNet Managed Switch with PoE+

Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches have come a long way since the technology’s humble beginnings back in 2003. The first generation 802.3af PoE switch was developed in response to the burgeoning IoT market, making system configurations easier and more affordable.

These days, it’s hard to find network-based edge devices that don’t support PoE in one or more forms. But, just like mobile devices, PoE switches have blossomed over the years, and we now also have PoE+ and PoE++ models available.

So, how do you choose between PoE vs. PoE+ vs. PoE++ to get the ideal hardened Ethernet switch for your purposes?

Click to learn:

  • How PoE Switches Work
  • IEEE Standards
  • PoE vs PoE+ vs PoE++
  • Example Applications
  • Tips for Choosing the Right PoE Switch for Your Needs



Topics: ComNet Network Switch, Network Switch Selection

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