Passive PoE Midspans are IEEE 802.3af compatible.

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Designed for Category 6 Gigabit Ethernet lines, single-port Model BT-CAT6-P1 and 4-port Model BT-CAT6-P4 use Gigabit transformers on all 4 data pairs. Units feature die-cast aluminum housings with integral mounting feet for long-term installations. In addition to minimizing EMI on Ethernet lines, metal housing provides grounding via directly attached grounding lug and terminal. Midspans are available individually or in kits with 48 Vdc power supplies at 48 or 70 W.



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Gigabit Ethernet Passive PoE Midspans Added to L-com Lineup



NORTH ANDOVER, MA - L-com, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has added two new PoE products for Category 6 gigabit Ethernet lines: a single-port and a four-port model. The new items are IEEE 802.3af compatible, and are available either individually or in kits with 48VDC power supplies at either 48W o r 70W.

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) is the technology that uses ordinary Ethernet cabling to carry power. L-com's new BT-CAT6-P1 and BT-CAT6-P4 models use Gigabit transformers on all four data pairs in contrast to cheaper designs that only use transformers for two pairs. They feature die-cast aluminum housings with integral mounting feet for long-term installations. The metal housing helps reduce EMI interference on the Ethernet lines, while also providing superior grounding via a directly-attached ground lug and terminal.

"As the need for Ethernet connectivity grows, it becomes much more important to provide it for all corners of a building or campus, including places where there are no AC outlets nearby," said Patrick Pesa, Director of Product Management. "PoE is the best solution to this problem, and L-com provides options for Category 5, Category 5e, and now more options for Category 6 cabling."

Detailed datasheets for the single-port and four-port models are available for free download along with 2D engineering drawings on the L-com.com web site. Both products are currently stocked in L-com's Florida distribution center for shipping on the same day as ordered.

L-com, a global designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unmatched customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, computer networking components, and custom products, as well as the Hyperlink line of wireless products. Trusted for more than 25 years, L-com, Inc. is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., and is ISO 9001: 2008-certified. For more information, please visit: http://www.L-com.com/

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