Brocade Foundry IronPower 600 - Six Port Mid Span Power Injector
Foundry's IronPower 600 is a cost effective six-port Power over Ethernet (PoE) midspan power injector that provides both power and data over standard Ethernet cabling. The Foundry IronPower 600 connects to existing Ethernet switches using standard Category 5 cabling for data connectivity. IronPower 600 provides -48 VDC to power any 802.3af PoE compliant device to allow it to operate without a dedicated local power source. IronPower 600 power injectors can supply power to all Foundry IronPoint 200 Access Points as well as other 802.3af PoE devices such as network cameras and IP phones.The IronPower 600 power injector is extremely easy to use. Simply attach the PoE devices, connect IronPower 600 to the network switch, and turn it on. All connections are located on the front of the unit for fast and easy access with dual-colored LEDs for monitoring the operation of each port. By centralizing power distribution in existing data closets, existing Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and power conditioning systems can be leveraged to provide clean continuous power to all PoE devices connected to the IronPower 600.IronPower 600 power injectors are fully IEEE 802.3af compliant. It conforms to the 802.3 Ethernet standards when no inline power is supplied and complies with IEEE 802.3af using DTE Power via Media Dependent Interface (MDI) when power is supplied. The IronPower 600 uses existing Ethernet standards to transmit data over Ethernet pairs 1/2 and 3/6 to provide maximum compatibility to ensure reliable connectivity. Power is supplied through the unused Ethernet pairs 4/5 and 7/8 conforming to the 802.3af standards for midspan Power over Ethernet.The IronPower 600's advanced auto-sensing algorithm allows it to automatically detect 802.3af compliant devices for Power over Ethernet operation. IronPower 600 also supports the normal operation of legacy devices, such as ordinary Network Interface Cards (NICs) that do not expect power on their Ethernet connections.