2007 Power Over Ethernet End-User Survey

Power over Ethernet (PoE) enables networked devices, called powered devices (PDs) in this context, to receive electrical power over Ethernet cable, adding flexibility to deployment and management and reducing installation and maintenance costs. The PDs, such as IP phones, wireless access points and network cameras, are powered by power sourcing equipment (PSE) such as Ethernet switches, routers, midspans, hubs and injectors.  Products adhering to the IEEE standard, IEEE 802.3af, can consume up to 12.95W.

This study is being conducted on behalf of leading suppliers of Power over Ethernet enabling technologies. These suppliers want to understand your experiences, future purchase plans, problems and expectations for components used in PDs and PSEs, such as PoE controller ICs, power supplies, hot swap controllers, and voltage regulators.  They also want to understand your plans for deploying products that will take advantage of emerging PoE standards that will permit 30W, or even 60 W, to be consumed by PDs.

Donít miss this opportunity to convey your opinions and expectations. Your response will play a significant role in determining future products and features.

In appreciation of your participation, you will receive a White Paper summary of the findings. Also, if you complete the drawing information section of this survey, your name will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 5 $100 (US) checks, or 1 of 5 $100 (US) Amazon.com gift certificates to be awarded.

All information provided will be treated anonymously; neither you nor your company will be identified. Venture Development Corporation will not share your contact information with any other party. It will be used only to send the white paper and notify you if you are a drawing winner.

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