In the past decade, PoE and PoE+ has helped in creating a simple and convenient recourse for powering devices such as IP phones and low-power cameras. Evolving structured and converged cabling techniques are being used to support devices which even exceed the PoE+ standards. This paper provides insights into an innovative approach to cable architecture, recent PoE++ standards and PoE evolution in the IoT landscape. Further discussion on LiFi and its uses cases have been provided. This paper provides insights on the new applications of PoE with Cat 6A onwards cables.
As networks get smarter, network infrastructure needs to get simpler. Once IoT (Internet of Things) applications scale up, the number of connected devices will increase exponentially, making infrastructure provisioning increasingly complex. The connected world needs a solution that converges power and data infrastructure to cater to triple-play services and power consumption demands of edge network assets. A smart way to do this is to re-engineer category cable design and technical standards for enhanced business and operational performance.