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The 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2017

Boucherle’s Pick: Microsemi Outdoor PoE Switch

Outdoor protection is always a challenge as is adding new IP network security devices that require power, bandwidth management and security in hostile environments such as Tampa, Fla., the lightning capital of the world.

Mix in some different connectivity challenges and larger IoT PoE demands. Can you do this with a single box solution? You can if you use Microsemi’s PDS-104GO — 4+1 outdoor switch with five ports, one SFP data input and four PoE device outputs. The product has remote management, IP66-rated surge protection and electricians don’t have to program it because it is plug and play.

With 60W available for each connected device, you are safe with most power-hungry devices. The software allows for remote reset, making your IP solution more manageable for customers and commissioning technicians alike.

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