Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Microsemi unveils industry's first 60W IEEE 802.3at-compliant PoE midspans for outdoors

ALISO VIEJO, USA: Microsemi Corp.announced at the International Security Conference (ISC) West its new PD-9501GO/AC, the industry's first 60 Watt (W) IEEE-compliant Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) midspan that delivers power over standard Ethernet cabling to outdoor devices such as wireless LAN access points (WLAN) and Internet protocol (IP) cameras. Microsemi is demonstrating the new midspan, which is now available, at ISC West in booth #5045 March 28-30.

The PD-9501GO/AC single port midspan supports the IEEE802.3at standard at 10/100/1000Mbps data rates for outdoor installations and is backward-compatible with the earlier IEEE802.3af standard. It allows WLAN access points, security network cameras and other IP terminals to receive power, along with data, over standard Ethernet cables, leaving network infrastructure completely unaltered. The midspan also features plug-and-play installation, energy efficiency, location flexibility and low-cost installation.

"Microsemi's PowerDsine PD-9501GO/AC PoE midspan offers highly cost-effective functionality, providing our customers with 60W of power while ensuring safe and reliable operation in outdoor environments," said Amir Asvadi, VP and GM, Analog Mixed Signal Group at Microsemi. "As one of the leaders in PoE technology, Microsemi will continue to expand our PoE solutions for a wide range of market applications, including wireless point-to-point and WiMax/LTE."

The new midspan solves power-deployment challenges associated with outdoor locations where electrical outlets are not always available, extreme temperatures or humidity are often a factor, and equipment must withstand surges caused by lightning. With its surge protection for both the alternating current (AC) and PoE ports, the PD-9501GO/AC protects indoor equipment from outdoor surges that could damage powered devices and their network switches without the need for costly companion protection units.

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