U.S.-based firm Transition Networks, provider of intelligent edge connectivity solutions, claimed that its managed hardened Power Over Ethernet ++ (PoE++) switch is the industry’s first plenum-rated, UL 2043 and UL 2108 certified PoE++ switch for PoE smart lighting systems.
Plenum space refers to the area of a building that provides circulating air space for heating and air conditioning systems such as above suspended ceilings or below raised floors. This is also where communication cables are often located, the company explained.
In accordance with the National Electrical Code, the cable and connectivity components used must be made of materials that are noncombustible and have smoke characteristics that are non-toxic and prevent fire spreading. This allows safe power delivery and connectivity for IP-enabled devices.
Transition Networks’ SISPM1040-582-LRT switch is optimized for smart building technology deployment and certified to be installed in the plenum spaces with communications cabling.
It will be vital for applications such as intelligent PoE lighting, cameras, sensors and other smart devices, the company said.
The switch features Device Management System (DMS) software for simplified configuration, installation and troubleshooting. The DMS software provides integrators with lower overall cost, less downtime, and easier management and maintenance of the entire PoE++ network.
“As facilities add more smart building technology, our plenum-rated PoE++ switch can now be used in plenum spaces to connect and power intelligent PoE light fixtures and other IP enabled end points,” said Glenn Buck, Manager of Solution Engineering, Transition Networks. “This simplifies cable installations and eliminates traditional costs.
“Having the PoE++ switch installed in plenum spaces where the end devices are often located, greatly reduces installation time and cost of materials,” said Buck. “With the plenum-rated Transition Networks SISPM1040-582-LRT switch, integrators can be assured that our equipment will operate safely and reliably in these spaces, while meeting the power and connectivity requirements of smart building applications.”
Transition Networks provides edge connectivity solutions to advance intelligent networks globally for enterprises, integrators, service providers, federal agencies, and the military.