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.