Perle Systems has launched the PINJ30 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector.

PoE Injectors are designed to add up to 30W power to Ethernet CAT5/6 cabling and provide electricity to connected devices such as wireless access points, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras and video phones. Power over Ethernet Injectors enable increased flexibility for the location of installed equipment and can support long Ethernet runs up to 100m.
John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle commented, “Not every network installation is a brand new design. This Power Injector is designed to add flexibility to a Network Administrator’s toolbox when the installation location or budget limitations require a mid-span solution.”
In a Power over Ethernet environment you need Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) to provide power and Powered Devices (PD) to receive power. Access points and security cameras are often installed in locations where electrical wiring and outlets do not exist. The network administrator has three options:

  1. Hire an electrician to hard wire electrical outlets in all needed locations.
  2. Install PoE capable access points or cameras (PDs) and upgrade the existing network switch to an expensive PoE PSE capable switch.
  3. Install PoE capable PDs, keep the existing switch and add an inexpensive PoE mid-span injector to power the remote devices.

Option 3 is, by far, the least expensive, quickest and easiest to install. Plus, the investment in existing networking equipment is preserved.
PINJ30 PoE Injectors comply with the IEEE 802.3at ( PoE+ ) standard and are backward compatible with IEEE802.3af ( PoE ). They can power both existing 10/100Base-T network devices and Gigabit such as IEEE 802.11ac access points and IP cameras.