WESTCOT-GULF INTEGRATED SOLUTION – WGIS™ services are aimed at planning, designing, installing and commissioning of security systems using a PoE based technology approach, to Protecting lives, buildings and assets, and providing a safer and more secure world.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is technology that passes electric power over twisted-pair Ethernet cable to powered devices (PD), such as wireless access points, IP cameras, Fire Alarms, and and VoIP phones in addition to the data that cable usually carries.
It enables one RJ45 cable to provide both data connection and electric power to PDs instead of having a separate cable for each. PoE technology relies on the IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at standards, which are set by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and govern how networking equipment should operate in order to promote interoperability between devices.
PoE-capable devices can be power sourcing equipment (PSE), powered devices (PDs), or sometimes both. The device that transmits power is a PSE, while the device that is powered is a PD. Most PSEs are either network switches or PoE injectors intended for use with non-PoE switches.
Common examples of PDs include VoIP phones, wireless access points, and IP cameras.
What are the advantages of PoE? Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows for installation of remote or outside equipment without having to connect to AC power. This allows power to be delivered to more areas without the need to install additional electrical infrastructure or to have power outlets at every endpoint. Equipment can be installed without the need for an electrician and because ethernet cable costs less and is often already installed in buildings, PoE-based systems are far more cost-effective and efficient. Hence! Our Safety Systems is so designed to assure our clients to best value for the investment.