Transition Networks Launches Plenum-Rated, UL Certified PoE++ Switch for Smart Lighting Systems

Transition Networks, Inc., a provider of intelligent edge connectivity solutions, has announced its managed hardened Power Over Ethernet ++ (PoE++) switch is the industry´s first plenum-rated, UL 2043 and UL 2108 certified PoE++ switch for PoE smart lighting systems, the company said.

Plenum space refers to the area of a building that provides circulating air space for heating and air conditioning systems such as above suspended ceilings or below raised floors. This is also where communication cables are often located.

In accordance with the National Electrical Code, the cable and connectivity components used must be made of materials that are noncombustible and have smoke characteristics that are non-toxic and prevent fire spreading. This allows safe power delivery and connectivity for IP-enabled devices.

Transition Networks´ SISPM1040-582-LRT switch is optimized for smart building technology deployment and certified to be installed in the plenum spaces with communications cabling.

It will be vital for applications such as intelligent PoE lighting, cameras, sensors and other smart devices. The switch is a managed PoE++ switch that provides (8) 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE++ ports with (2) 100/1000 Mbps dual-speed SFP slots, supplying up to 90 Watts per port on (4) ports or 60 Watts per port on (8) ports simultaneously.

As part of the plenum rating, the switch is now UL 2043 certified, which means that it meets the standard for fire, heat and smoke in air-handling spaces. The switch is also UL 2108 certified meeting the standard for low voltage lighting systems and components.

Transition Networks provides edge connectivity solutions to advance intelligent networks globally for enterprises, integrators, service providers, federal agencies, and the military. Addressing the demands of smart city and hybrid networks, our PoE switches and converters, adapters, and optics integrate easily into smart network applications in commercial and hardened environments.