PoE midspan injectors suit industrial & outdoor applications

11th September 2015
Barney Scott

Microsemi has announced the availability of its PD-9001GI and PD-9501GI PoE midspan injectors, expanding the company’s PoE product offering into industrial and outdoor applications. The PD-9001GI and PD-9501GI industrial PoE midspans are targeted at applications including physical security, WLAN infrastructure, cellular infrastructure and industrial automation.

According to market research firm Technavio, the number of industrial Ethernet nodes deployed worldwide is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.52% over the 2014-2019 period. As Microsemi continues to expand its growing industrial-level PoE product portfolio, it will continue to develop unique solutions catered to demanding applications in this market.

Target applications for the devices include industrial and outdoor Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, Wi-Fi access points, cellular small cells, wireless backhaul, access control devices including HMI, motors and industrial sensors. The rise in IP cameras in the industrial manufacturing process to maximise video transmission bandwidth while minimising the deployment costs and amount of wiring required has contributed to the growth of PoE and gigabit Ethernet in factory automation.

“We are pleased to offer our first industrial-rated PoE midspans supporting both outdoor and industrial applications that address emerging trends and provide the market with high-quality solutions at an affordable price,” said Sani Ronen, Director of Product Management, PoE Systems, Microsemi. “In addition to demonstrating our overall commitment to this market, these midspan systems further extend our broad portfolio of PoE solutions, providing Microsemi with applications and revenue opportunities as we deliver our customers the benefits of PoE deployment in multiple types of environments.”

The PD-9001GI and PD-9501GI conform to IEEE 802.3-2012 Clause 33 “Power over Ethernet,” enabling reliable operation and easy plug-and-play with intelligent management of devices. These PoE midspans can be used to easily deploy industrial or outdoor devices over Ethernet while ensuring a low cost of deployment. Both systems have achieved certification for use in industrial and outdoor applications, ensuring safe, reliable performance with maximum protection. In outdoor deployments the PD-9501GI and PD-9001GI are deployed inside enclosures, complementing non-PoE switches.

The PD-9001GI and PD-9501GI are both single-port, high power solutions designed for industrial and outdoor applications demanding extended temperature ranges, and are suitable for remote powering of current and emerging high power applications. With the PD-9001GI sourcing up to 30W and the PD-9501GI sourcing up to 60W, both systems  enable remote power for applications including 802.11 APs, pan-tilt zoom cameras and other AP terminals. They comply with IEEE802.3-2012 Clause 33 Type 2 (a.k.a. IEEE 802.3at) and can power Type 1 (a.k.a. IEEE 802.3af) devices. In addition, the PoE midspan injectors feature dual DC inputs, support 10/100/1000Mb/s and offer an easy plug-and-play installation.

Microsemi’s PD-9001GI industrial PoE midspan is available now and the PD-9501GI will be available in the fourth calendar quarter of 2015.

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