Power over Ethernet (PoE) is an innovative technology that is increasingly being used to power IP telephones, wireless LAN access points, network cameras, and other network appliances.
Network technicians that have implemented or are considering implementing PoE and installers offering this technology as part of their service should be aware of some potential impacts on the networking testing process.
Installation of some types of PoE equipment will require recertification of the existing cabling plant. Existing PoE equipment on the network may require changes in test procedures to ensure accurate testing of the data network.
Additional tests on new PoE equipment will help verify and document its proper operation. Quadratek are now offering a service to help you understand the impact of PoE on the network, and offer a testing process ensuring maximum performance and avoiding common pitfalls