In This Issue: Cisco 2960S Series Switch | Deals of the Week | PoE vs PoE+ vs UPoE | News to Start Your Day
Today is National “Do Something Good for Your Neighbor” Day. So get together with your neighbors to celebrate this day by spreading love and happiness in your neighborhood!
The CK Daily – Admiring Others
Happiest of Mondays Friends and CK Fam!!
Today is going to be a bit heavy, but in a good way. Hopefully it starts your week off right!
Throughout life, we ALL go through ups and downs. Some are just less severe and difficult/fortunate than others. What we can learn and experience through them, can really help us grow and appreciate their existence, and in turn our own.
Met a good friend’s fiancée this weekend for the first time, and they have a six month old baby. Little did I know, that 10 weeks into the pregnancy, this young lady had a seizure in the middle of the night, and a tumor that had never been an issue her whole life grew against her brain due to the hormones the pregnancy had brought upon her. Her doctors immediately suggested an abortion to reduce the hormones. She refused and went into emergency brain surgery to remove the tumor.
Fast forward to this weekend, a perfect baby boy and healthy mom. The strength it took to make a decision 99% of us will never have to face is so impressive to me. A story I’ll never forget and I hope you can apply it to remember to smell the flowers today, and everyday for the blessings we too often take for granted.
Thank you all – have a great Monday!!!
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Today’s product spotlight is the Cisco 2960S Series 48 Port Switch, WS-C2960S-48TS-L and it is 15% OFF this week!
The Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches with LAN Base provide the performance and availability that today’s small businesses demand, as well as the intelligence to support business applications and security services. Switches are a key component of your network foundation and can improve the availability of critical applications while protecting business information. The Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches are specifically designed for growing businesses that need to accommodate expanding services, and optimize network bandwidth and to assure the fast and reliable delivery of applications and services.
PoE vs PoE+ vs UPoE – CK Learning Center
If you’re new to networking, you might be wondering what in the world is the difference between PoE, PoE+ and UPoE switches. And, why should I care?
With numerous variations of series, port counts, sizes, and types of switches out there, it’s challenging for the non-technical elite to make sense of it all. So, we’ve rounded up some knowledge and insights to help you understand what a PoE switch is and how the three main versions differ. By the time you finish this post, you’ll be mentally sparring with the best CTO’s out there.
Power-over-Ethernet, often referred to as PoE, is a system used to distribute data and power to a targeted network of devices via safe Ethernet cabling. It uses basic copper cables and a switch to send power to the network. Recently, PoE+ has also become popular by boosting the amount of power that can run through the system. Additionally, UPoE was developed by Cisco to make another jump in power delivery through PoE networks. Use this guide to help you determine which one best meets your needs.
What is PoE?
PoE uses 802.3af, which is the IEEE standard. The 15.4W/port is compatible with Gigabit Ethernet but not with Cisco inline power since its power negotiation process is different. PoE, as a designation, is the first form of power through ethernet lines that was commercially available. It is the base line, and it is often less expensive than its more powerful counterparts.
Where To Use PoE
PoE provides enough power for most wireless access points, surveillance cameras, and IP phones. It is most often used in places where it isn’t sustainable to use universal serial buses or AC power due to inconvenience or expenses. Another benefit of using PoE is that the power transfers over more cable than what USB can handle.
Benefits of Choosing PoE
PoE is the simple choice for those who need an easy setup for basic networking. It uses standard copper Ethernet cables, making it as easy as setting up a regular network. The only special equipment you’ll need is a switch that is PoE-compliant. By powering multiple devices over a single network, you eliminate the need for separate cables and AC/DC converters for each device, which makes the entire system easier to maintain. PoE is flexible in that you can install it anywhere you need to and even move entire systems as your needs change. The system is highly reliable, allowing for constant availability. Finally, using PoE allows you to save money on network installation and energy management.
What Is PoE+?
Like PoE, PoE+ is a method used to transfer power and data over an Ethernet cable. However, as indicated by the plus sign, this Power-over-Ethernet option is more powerful to accommodate changing technology used by businesses. PoE+ uses the standard IEEE802.3at and has a maximum wattage of 25.5W, making it much more accommodating for devices like WLAN access points, VoIP phones. and security or web cameras that offer additional functions such as tilt, pan or zoom capabilities.
When to Use PoE+
Use PoE+ when you need better efficiency. Some of its benefits include optimized power distribution, allocation of dynamic power and better utilization of the power supply. Typically, PoE+ is best for anybody running a business while PoE is sufficient for home networks.
Whether you choose a basic PoE switch and cabling for use in your home office or you need a much more powerful PoE+ setup for your business, these systems are sure to make your space more efficient and easier to use.
What Is UPoE?
We have made it to the third standard in Power over Ethernet. UPoE is another escalation in power distribution. It stands for Universal Power over Ethernet (and is sometimes also called PoE++). UPoE pushes power draw capacity up to 60W, while still working with Cat5e cables. Since this doubles the PoE+ standard, it’s great for power-hungry setups. It was developed by Cisco to open up even more networking options and can help with transitions into larger and/or smarter networks.
When to Use UPoE
UPoE shines when you need more power delivered across your system. Virtual desktop terminals are a great example. The terminals use less power than a dedicated desktop computer, but they use much more than your average networking device.
Building management gateways and compact switches are other common devices that need more power than you can supply with PoE+. UPoE can also power larger strings of low-power divides — giving it a popular place in Internet of Things networks as well.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, active COVID cases continue to drop, 5,979,982.
- Starbucks and Target won’t require fully vaccinated customers to wear masks inside stores except when required by law. The change in policy comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance on mask-wearing. Walmart, Costco, and Trader Joe’s are also allowing customers to shop without mask if they are fully vaccinated.
- The Biden administration announced Monday that about 39 million families will begin receiving monthly child tax credit payments for the first time starting July 15. The payments, which are part of the expanded child tax credit program in the American Rescue Plan, are expected to dramatically reduce child poverty, administration officials said.
- Long working hours are killing hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year, according to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and ILO, the International Labour Organization. In joint research by the global public health and employment bodies, they estimated there were 745,000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016, marking a 29% increase since 2000.
- ATT is preparing to spin off its entertainment business, WarnerMedia, and merge it with competitor Discovery, Bloomberg reported yesterday. If the deal pans out—and it could be announced as soon as today—that’s a pretty compelling content catalog to stand up against streaming heavyweights Netflix and Disney+, which boast 200+ million and 100+ million subscribers, respectively. Combined, WarnerMedia and Discovery would be worth $150 billion, the Financial Times estimates.