In This Issue: Deals of the Week | PoE vs. PoE+ vs UPoE: What’s the best switch to meet your network needs? | News to Start Your Day
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The CK Daily – Balance Life & Enjoy the Journey
Unlike last week, this week is flying by! Our teammate, Amy took an extended vacation to visit her family over the last 2 weeks and she returned back to CK yesterday. Boy oh Boy, are we glad to have her back! As she was enjoying her time off, as she should, I began to think how much of an impact she had on my work life. During our team meeting’s we would announce the countdown until she returned and shared our sentiments on how much we missed her.
Here at CablesAndKits, we believe in balancing your life and enjoying the journey and are heavy promoters of our team members to take time for themselves outside of CK. This belief is one of the many reasons I love working for CablesAndKits.
Do you enjoy any cool perks at your job? I would love to hear how your company creates and maintains culture!
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Summer is here and the Deals of the Week this week are kicking up the heat!
This week’s DOW include the Cisco 2960 Series 8 Port Gigabit Switch, Cisco IP Phone Power Supply, Cisco Smart Serial Crossover Cable, Keystone Surface Mount Box, and the Yellow CAT5e Ethernet Patch Cable. Pretty sweet, right?!
What are you waiting for? Get in on one (or all!) of these great deals before the week is up!
PoE vs PoE+ vs UPoE: What’s the best switch to meet your network needs? – 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.
Want to keep reading more about PoE vs. PoE+ vs. UPoE? You can find the full article on the CK Learning Center here!
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, active COVID cases are on a decline and are reported at 5,408,951.
- The FDA approved the first new Alzheimer’s drug in almost two decades.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere reached 419 parts per million in May, the highest level in more than four million years.
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Japan just ahead of the Olympics. The CDC’s new ratings include 61 nations that were lowered from its highest “Level 4” rating that discouraged all travel to recommending travel for fully vaccinated individuals
- NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has defied expectations on Mars once again, flying 350 feet south to land in totally new territory. For the second time, the tissue-box-sized drone flew to a new landing site, hovered above ground that its navigation cameras had never seen before, then gently lowered itself to touchdown. Check out this image of its landing!