802.3bt Use Cases

| March 1, 2018

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IEEE’s 802.3bt standard will deliver ultra high power of up to 50 Watts. Power over Ethernet conveniently delivers power and data via a single Ethernet cable and its utility has expanded into the healthcare, retail, and banking and finance sectors. The new standard will activate the 4-pairs of data cables in an Ethernet cable to deliver higher power.

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