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Video: Is PoE the future of smart buildings?

Siemon demonstrates how Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology can be used to connect and supply electricity to all devices and systems within a building

Network infrastructure specialist Siemon has released a video to show how Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology can be used to connect and supply electricity to a building’s devices and systems.

The short was created to demonstrate how the concept of the internet of things (IoT) can allow multiple devices to converge on a single internet protocol (IP) network, according to the firm.

Siemon’s ConvergeIT system employs copper and fibre cabling technology to integrate critical data, voice, video, and low-voltage building systems within a single physical infrastructure.

Siemon claims that the integration of ConvergeIT leads to “significant cost savings and sustainability over the life of the facility”.

Commenting on the system, Bog Allan, global business development manager for intelligent buildings and strategic alliances at Siemon, said: “We are excited to introduce a new video to help educate the industry on how low-voltage cabling combines power and control to building devices and LED [light-emitting diode] lighting, leveraging the benefits of the IoT to cut costs, save energy, and improve overall building control, management, and security.”

In the following video, Siemon explains how its ConvergeIT system can be used to connect and power the next generation of smart buildings.

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