Designated the 3001G, this newest member of the PowerDsine 3000 midspan family eliminates the need for external power supplies at remotely deployed Wireless LAN access points and other low-density networks having 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet-connected devices. It is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.3af PoE standard and can provide remote power to either 802.3af-compliant or pre-standard devices.
The 3001G midspan offers a proprietary interlocking feature that allows users to scale WLAN deployments by linking together multiple one-port midspans as new devices are added to the network. With the interlocking feature, users no longer have to deal with conventional single-port power injector solutions that do not interlock and often cause troublesome entanglement of wires as new devices are added.
Combined with a centralized UPS power supply, the 3001G midspan provides a cost-effective way to distribute back-up power to every WLAN access point in the network, increasing service reliability by ensuring continued operation in the event of power failures.
"We realized that the market needed an affordable product that will provide power to low-port density Gigabit deployments," said Steve Litchfield, president of Microsemi's Analog Mixed Signal Group. "The 3001G offers a compact, highly scalable solution that is ideal for growing businesses that want to deploy wireless LAN access points, network cameras, and a myriad of other gigabit Ethernet-connected devices in a cost-effective way."
Samples of the PowerDsine 3001G midspan are available immediately with general availability in March. The list price is $69. Complete product information is available at www.powerdsine.com.
IRVINE, Calif., 23rd February 2007