10 Cool New Devices For Summer

Feel The Power

Particularly during hot summer months, the less time spent crawling through small spaces and snaking power cables the better. For installations of IP-based telephony, Wi-Fi access points, video surveillance, kiosks, thin clients and other embedded systems, power over Ethernet eliminates the need for power cables for each network device and provides a simplicity that's hard to beat. And in terms of price and feature set, it's hard to beat StarTech's IES8100POE 8-port Power Over Ethernet Switch. And for $219 list, StarTech delivers an 802.3af-compliant switch with a full 15.4 watts of power to all eight of its 10/100 Ethernet ports, making it suitable as power sourcing equipment, and it's enclosed in a rugged metal cabinet for durability.

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