ADC KRONE introduces Midspan PoE Controllers

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BANGALORE: ADC KRONE, the global network infrastructure service provider, has introduced new Midspan Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Controllers featuring dual compliance with IEEE 802.3af and legacy Voice-over-IP (VoIP) devices as well as optional N+1 redundant powering capabilities.


According to the press release, ADC KRONE's Midspan PoE Controllers allow enterprise network managers to power VoIP phones, Wi-Fi access points, IP security cameras, and other devices without upgrading or replacing Ethernet switches and structured cabling.

The release further states that the product's newest features accelerate VoIP deployment by overcoming significant powering obstacles traditionally faced by enterprise network managers: standards compatibility and redundant powering.

To support lifeline telephony requirements, ADC KRONE's TrueNet Midspan PoE Controllers feature field upgradeable N+1 redundant powering capabilities. Delivering up to 15.4 Watts of power per port and featuring redundant and load sharing 400-watt power supplies, the controllers ensure consistent fault-free powering for critical voice circuits. The redundant power supplies may be field upgraded and up to five panels can be daisy-chained and controlled via one modular SNMP card and a single IP address.


"Before IEEE 802.3af standards, leading manufacturers developed VoIP telephones with various proprietary standards for line powering over Ethernet cabling. ADC KRONE's Midspan PoE Controllers automatically detect the presence of legacy VoIP devices and inject appropriate power, enabling enterprise network managers to efficiently deploy VoIP services," said product manager, for ADC KRONE Dileep Kumar.

The PoE will be on display and will be available for demonstration at the upcoming ADC KRONE 7 city roadshow in India starting August 3, 2005. The roadshow will be held in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.