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Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)

Empower Your Space: The Rise of PoE for Sustainable, Integrated Connectivity

What is PoE?

PoE, which stands for Power-over-Ethernet, represents a breakthrough in technology. It merges power transmission and data delivery via a single Ethernet cable. With the increasing demand for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Many IoT devices are small and may need their power source, making PoE the perfect solution.

How does PoE work?

PoE is based on the IEEE 802.3af standard, which specifies low-voltage direct current (DC) power over Ethernet cables. This standard allows a maximum of 15.4 watts of DC power to be delivered to a device through a network switch or injector.

For PoE to work, the device must have a PoE-compatible receiver and a powered device (PD) that can convert the DC power into usable energy. The network switch or injector acts as the power source and regulates and delivers the correct amount of power to each connected PD.

How PoE Enables Sustainable Intelligent Buildings (SIB)

Smart buildings leverage Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology to streamline and enhance their functionality. PoE enables both power and data transmission over a single Ethernet cable, simplifying infrastructure and reducing wiring needs. This integration facilitates the efficient deployment of IoT devices, sensors, and control systems that monitor and manage building operations like lighting, heating, and security. The reduced cabling and centralized power management contribute to energy efficiency, a key aspect of smart building sustainability.

Discover the Power of PoE

Hundreds of Applications, One Cable

The Power-over-Ethernet technology is the epitome of the digital age, providing power and data transmission via a single Ethernet cable. With PoE, you can fulfill your enterprise's specific connectivity needs while establishing an optimized and manageable work environment.

Today's enterprise environmentsare more intelligent, flexible, and united than ever, necessitating a cable system that matches this efficiency and adaptability. In response to this need, Superior Essex introduced PowerWise®, a premier Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) cable line designed to streamline, tailor, and unify the enterprise environment. Harness the power of one cable for countless applications.

Introducing PowerWise®, the first choice for businesses and organizations looking for a reliable, sustainable, cost-effective Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions. With PowerWise®, you can easily connect devices such as security cameras, wireless access points, building automation systems, and more without needingadditional power outlets or expensive infrastructure upgrades. This innovative technology allows you to transmit data and power over a single Ethernet cable, reducing clutter, simplifying installation, saving energy, and lowering your carbon footprint.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Discover the captivating journey of the West Baden Hotel, a 1902 architectural marvel brought to life in the 21st century with state-of-the-art PowerWise® technology. Step inside and be transported back in time as you explore the opulent surroundings of this historic gem. Then, let Superior Essex's innovative technology take you into the future with its PowerWise® Ethernet solutions.

PowerWise® Solutions

Get to know our product families of smart, sustainable, PowerWise® cables below to learn how we are empowering the next evolution of Sustainable Intelligent Buildings to be more efficient and interconnected than previous generations had ever even imagined.

10 Gigabit 4PPoE
Indoor / Outdoor
PowerWise® Fiber
OSP PowerWise® CLT Fiber

PowerWise® for Extended Distance

PowerWise® for Extended Distance Is UL Verified at Distances Longer than 100 Meters — Both 1G and 10G 4PPoE Cables!

  • 1G transmission with Type 1 and 2 PoE tested for performance up to 160m
  • Compliant to IEEE 802.3 bt standard for Type 1 and Type 4 PPoE
  • Tested with Used Bit Error Rate, the only valid test to check how far a signal is eligible for any device
  • Tests performed at ambient temperature and LP temperature of the cable

Explore our successful PowerWise projects and discover how we transformed visions into reality:

Museum of Bible

Unique cabling designs and technologies to create an epic experience

Sinclair Hotel

Infusing new life into the historic Sinclair Hotel with smart building capabilities and sustainable cable

Launch Fischer

Lighting the Way for Innovation — Digital Ceiling PoE LED Solutions