Cisco announces better Ethernet capability


Cisco announced the industry’s first 60-watt Power over
Ethernet capability for one of the most widely deployed enterprise class switch
in the industry, the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Switch.


Powering communications and IT devices via Ethernet
cables instead of a main electricity supply can reduce power consumption during
times when devices are not being used. This can help lower the total cost of IT
operations and contribute to organizational corporate sustainability targets.


Cisco Universal Power Over Ethernet (UPOE) can offer
twice the power per port of products from competing switch vendors — providing
both power and network access to a greater range of devices through a single
standard Ethernet cable.


Additionally, Cisco announced that Samsung zero client
desktop virtualization devices and BT IP turrets have integrated Cisco UPOE
technology into their devices to allow customers the immediate advantage of
using their existing Cisco network to power these solutions.


By using Cisco’s new UPOE linecard and UPOE splitter, any
device requiring up to 60-watt power can now be powered by Cisco’s Catalyst
4500E Switches. This includes Cisco IP phones, personal telepresence systems,
compact switches and wireless access points.


With UPOE, Cisco is expanding the power of the network
and is working with IEEE and many third-party device manufacturers to
standardize UPOE in all of their next-generation, network-enabled devices.


Cisco has tested many devices that can
now, through a UPOE splitter, be powered by the Catalyst 4500E switches,
including Oracle Sun Ray Clients, which are highly secure, easy to manage,
lower power consumption thin client devices that are used for displaying
server-hosted virtual desktops.


New lower-powered networked devices are becoming more
popular among enterprises to save energy. According to a February 2010 report from
Global Industry Analysts, the global thin client market is predicted to reach
14.36 million units in sales by 2015. These networked devices need resilient
and efficient power.


The Cisco Catalyst 4500E with Universal Power Over
Ethernet provides this resiliency and high availability thanks to its hardware
redundancy in power supplies and fans. Customers save money by consolidating
backup power infrastructure into the wiring closet.


Cisco Universal Power Over Ethernet can be combined with
Cisco EnergyWise to extend the capability of energy administration and policy
setting beyond the traditional PoE devices via simplified network and power
cabling infrastructures.


“Cisco has a long history of driving new innovations
in networking that help our customers transform how they work, live, play and
learn,” said Rob Soderbery, senior vice president, Ethernet Switching
Technology Group, Cisco.


Cisco continues its networking innovation with UPOE, by
doubling the power delivered over the Ethernet network cable. And when combined
with EnergyWise, Cisco provides a powerful network that gives IT managers more
control in the delivery of power to a wider range of networked devices to help
them save energy across their enterprise,” Soderbery added.


“Samsung is excited to introduce the industry’s
first virtual desktop monitor powered by Cisco UPOE. This solution delivers a
green workspace, while reducing cost and complexity,” said Jeong Hwan Kim,
senior vice president, Samsung Electronics.


By Team
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