To help designers create cost-effective smart lighting systems, Microchip Technology Inc., via its Microsemi subsidiary, offers a cost-effective eight-port Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch that provides a guaranteed power of 60W per port for all eight ports simultaneously. Viable for digital ceiling installations, the IEEE 802.3bt-compliant PDS-408G PoE switch runs noise-free with a fanless design.
Designed for enterprise connected lighting applications, the switch connects separate systems such as lighting, sensors, HVAC, and Wi-Fi access points over a single switch. Compliant with IEEE 802.3bt, it delivers a total of 480W, including up to 90W for any individual port or 60W for eight ports simultaneously.
Additionally, the PDS-408G is plenum rated and can be installed in any air handling space. Its fanless design provides the features needed for buildings that require noise-free and reliable operation, such as offices, hospitals. and hotels. Available now, price is $980 each. For greater illumination, checkout the PDS-408G datasheet.