CommScope opens Power over Ethernet lab

In its new R&D lab in Greensboro, North Carolina, CommScope will trial next-generation Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications to verify the performance and safety of the structured cabling systems that support them, especially regarding thermal performance in different real-world installation conditions, the company said.

The lab will also host demonstrations of next-generation PoE applications such as high-definition security cameras, in-building wireless systems and digital signage in collaboration with ecosystem partners.

PoE is an enabling technology for delivering direct current (dc) electricity along with data over common copper cabling such as Category 6A. Office workers might know of PoE in the form of VoIP telephones, which were among the first devices to utilize PoE.

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