PoE Port Testing Equipment for Electronic Equipment Manufacturers

Need a reliable, all-in-one device to test PoE port functionality during your manufacturing process? If so, you can use the Reach Technology PoE port testers that the largest switch manufacturers in the world use. Instead of using a collection of off-the-shelf, general-purpose test equipment, our production line testers allow you to test up to 24 ports in a switch at once — giving you the most test coverage, at the least cost, in the shortest time.

High Power 100W IEEE 802.3bt Tester

The new PoE5 100W Tester meets the IEEE 802.3bt 2018 Standard.

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Key Features of PoE Ports

A PoE port, or Power over Ethernet port, is a network port on a device that supports Power over Ethernet technology. Power over Ethernet allows electrical power and data to be transmitted over a single Ethernet cable. This technology is commonly used to power network devices such as IP cameras, wireless access points, VoIP phones, and other devices without the need for a separate power source.

  • Combined Power and Data Transmission: PoE ports transmit electrical power and data over a single Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for a separate power cable, simplifying installation and reducing clutter.
  • IEEE Standards: PoE operates based on IEEE standards, with the most common standards being IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at (also known as PoE+). These standards define the maximum power delivered over the Ethernet cable.
  • Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE): Devices with PoE ports are often called Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE). These devices can provide power to connected devices that support PoE, such as PoE-enabled cameras or access points.
  • Power Levels: PoE standards specify different power levels. IEEE 802.3af can deliver up to 15.4 watts of power per port, while IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) can provide up to 30 watts. Higher-power PoE standards like 802.3bt (Type 3 and Type 4) can deliver even more power for devices with higher power requirements.
  • Auto-Negotiation: PoE ports typically support auto-negotiation, which allows the connected devices to negotiate the power requirements during the connection setup. This ensures that only devices capable of receiving Power over Ethernet are supplied with power.
  • Compatibility: Many modern network devices, such as IP cameras, access points, and VoIP phones, come with built-in support for PoE. However, checking device specifications to ensure compatibility with specific PoE standards is important.
  • Injector and Switch Support: PoE can be delivered through a PoE-enabled network switch or injector. A PoE injector is a device that adds PoE capability to a non-PoE network switch or router.

Using PoE simplifies the installation and maintenance of networked devices, especially in locations where access to a power outlet may be challenging. It is widely used in enterprise networks, surveillance systems, and other applications where power and data connectivity are essential.

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