Fan-free PoE/PoE Plus modules for Ethernet ports switch

Belden has introduced the fan-free Hirschmann PoE/PoE Plus Modules for its MACH100 Workgroup Series Switches.

The Module’s eight Fast Ethernet ports (10/100 BASE-TX) provide either 15.4 watt (PoE) or 30 watt (PoE Plus) operation, with PoE Plus functionality available to four of the unit’s eight ports.

Two PoE/PoE Plus Modules can be used with each Hirschmann MACH100 Switch for a total availability of 16 ports per switch – all of which can reportedly be operated simultaneously to provide up to 120 watt total power. 

According to Belden, the Module’s PoE Plus ports can power devices with higher power requirements such as IP pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, Voice over IP (VoIP) videophones, or multiband WLAN access points.

The Module features LEDs at each port which signal PoE or PoE Plus operation. The company says 48V DC (PoE) or 52 V DC (PoE Plus) power is secured through use of an external power supply that is connected via twisted pairs to the unit’s three-pin terminal block.

Network management software and a web interface are also available to facilitate easy configuration and diagnostics.

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