The EKI-7659CPI from Advantech Corp., Industrial Automation Group, Cincinnati, OH, is a ruggedized managed power over Ethernet (PoE) switch for industrial applications. Features include eight 10/100 Mbps PoE ports, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and combined RJ45 copper and SFP slots for optional fiber connectivity. PoE allows transmission of both power and data to Ethernet devices over standard twisted-pair Cat5/5e/6 cables. The eight 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports can supply 15.4 W/port. PoE functionality is independently configurable, including the ability to limit output power on a port-by-port basis. You can monitor PoE port status and power output from a Web browser.
Advantech Corp., Industrial Automation Group