Silvertel's POE and the IoT
Monday, April 20, 2015
Power over Ethernet (POE) is everywhere these days: door entry access systems, fingerprint readers, IP and video phones (including entry system intercoms), wireless access points, IP Cameras, HDBaseT audio visual extender systems, Ethernet/IP to serial data converters, lighting system controls, tablet docking stations, and even remote control bath filling systems. The beauty of the technology lies in combining power and data over a single data cable, all at a low, inherently safe voltage, making new equipment installations easy. Add to this the power of IP in a product, mix in with a little Internet of Things (IoT), and you have the capability to remotely access and control any number of different facets of modern life. A quick search on the internet will yield any number of home or commercial projects for controlling lighting and heating remotely via a handheld device such as a smart phone.
Silvertel has released a new demonstration video that uses POE based power and the Arduino open source development platform to enable the control of LED lighting systems through your smartphone or other Android-based device; this is another great example of the possibilities for the IOT. The very latest POE modules from Silvertel are so small they can fit in almost anything, opening up endless possibilities for POE in the future IoT. Take a look at what’s on show at ESC to find out more.