Today, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology is increasingly prevalent as a means of powering and controlling intelligent, networked devices throughout an environment. However, many enterprises that use PoE technology were challenged with finding a cable that could deliver the high level of power required for PoE devices in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
To meet these demands, Superior Essex created PowerWise CAT 5e+ 4-pair Power-over-Ethernet (4PPoE) cables. Utilizing 22 AWG copper conductors, PowerWise CAT 5e+ delivers 60 Watts of power to PoE-enabled devices with 97% power efficiency and 100 Watts of power at 88% power efficiency, while also supporting 1 Gigabit data transmission. In spaces with hundreds of PoE devices, this unparalleled power efficiency can yield an energy savings of thousands of kilowatt hours per year, which translates to thousands of dollars in saved utilities costs. Additionally, PowerWise CAT 5e+ cable maintains the lowest temperature rise in large cable bundles, ensuring reliable power and data transmission in high-density installations and further improving system energy efficiency.
In order to promote a clean, healthy environment, PowerWise CAT 5e+ cable was manufactured utilizing sustainable processes in a Zero Waste to Landfill facility and maintains a limited environmental impact over the course of its life cycle. It is also the only cable of its type to offer Environmental Product Declarations and Health Product Declarations, which allows this product to contribute toward credits in LEED certification.
PowerWise CAT 5e was launched in October 2015, and has since been tested and deployed by major integrators of PoE technologies such as Cisco and Vigitron, and received overwhelming support and validation of both its economic value and its performance. PowerWise CAT 5e+ is also the first and only cable of its type to be included Cisco’s Digital Ceiling Framework and be to be offered in the Cisco Marketplace as a partner solution.