High Density, Condensed 48-Port PoE Solution Designed for Large VoIP Systems
Farmingdale, NY & Hod Hasharon, Israel - March 7, 2005 - PowerDsine(tm)
(NASDAQ: PDSN), a pioneer in Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions, announced
today the launch of the 6548 PoE Midspan, the industry's first 48-port PoE
Midspan solution. This cost-effective solution is designed to save companies
rack space while deploying large-scale Voice over IP (VoIP) systems.
With the 6548 PoE Midspan, companies can upgrade their network by
incorporating PoE, without replacing the existing Ethernet Switches, thus
saving cost and time associated with a VoIP roll out.
The 6548 Midspan incorporates a unique mechanical design concept that
provides twice the port density in a 19" rack mountable, 1U device. IT
managers save 50% of rack space compared to the current solution of
installing two 24-port PoE Midspan models.
This 6548 Midspan is part of PowerDsine's new generation of 6000 Midspans
and supports remote powering of VoIP phones as well as Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Access Points and IP-based security cameras. The PowerDsine 6548 Midspan
provides safe and cost-effective power distribution and is compliant with
the IEEE 802.3af PoE standard.
For large installations of VoIP phones, PowerDsine's 48-port PoE Midspan
provides the benefits of all Midspan solutions, of saving the time and cost
of installing separate power cabling and AC outlets, as well as eliminating
the need for a dedicated UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) for individual
devices. In a large VoIP installation it is possible to utilise one UPS to
provide centralised battery back-up for an entire enterprise IP telephony
system in the event of a power failure.
"This is the first 1U 48-port PoE Midspan on the market. Prior to our
48-port solution, large enterprises had to purchase multiple Midspans to
support their large-scale VoIP deployments. I believe that the market will
embrace the affordable and compact 6548 that delivers 48 ports of PoE in
half the rack space." said Igal Rotem, CEO, PowerDsine.
The PowerDsine 6548 Midspan has an advanced remote management version that
enables IT administrators to remotely monitor the PoE Midspan over a local
area network using a Web browser. One of the most beneficial features is the
remote power enable/disable functionality on each of the Midspan ports,
supporting "hard resets" of remote terminals such as WLAN Access Points and
Samples of the PowerDsine 6548 PoE Midspan are currently available with
general availability in May 2005.
About Power over Ethernet Technology
PoE is a technology for wired Ethernet, the most widely installed local area
network technology in use today. PoE allows the electrical power necessary
for the operation of each end-device, to be carried by data cables rather
than by separate power cords. It minimises the number of wires that must be
used in order to install the network, resulting in lower cost, less
downtime, easier maintenance and greater installation flexibility.
PowerDsine(tm) (NASDAQ: PDSN) designs, develops and supplies integrated
circuits, modules and systems that enable the implementation of Power over
Ethernet in local area networks, providing the capability to deliver and
manage electrical power over data network cables. PowerDsine offers
integrated products and system solutions to communications equipment
manufacturers in the telecom and datacom industries who incorporate them
into, or bundle them with, their products. PowerDsine is a founding member
of the IEEE 802.3af Task Force. For more information, please visit
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