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What is Power over Ethernet (PoE)

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PoE stands for Power over Ethernet. Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows the same cable that delivers data to also deliver power to IP enabled devices rather than by power cords. Two major drivers behind the development of Power over Ethernet (PoE) were Voice over IP (VoIP) and Wireless LAN Networks (WLAN).

In the case of VoIP, the need to power desktop phones without an additional power supply drove the desire for line power where power is […]