||CMS Technologies is the
innovator in putting a DC current signal to the 802.3i connection. In April of 1995
CMS received a US Patent for impressing a DC current signal onto associated
current loops, which comprise xBaseT network wiring, without
distrupting the Ethernet data communications. The IEEE 802.3af
Standards Committee now refers to this important technique as Power over
Ethernet enables the delivery of power (together with
data) without disruption of the Ethernet data signal. The EtherLock®, a centralized piece of equipment, is connected between a LAN Switch and a Patch Panel, and sends power over the data
communication lines, thereby eliminating the need to locally power
remote devices. Thus, the CMS EtherLock provides an
efficient, effective and economical way to remotely power, identify,
monitor and physically manage Ethernet devices.
Power over Ethernet applications
cover a broad range of Ethernet communication devices. Communication devices include IP telephones, wireless
LAN access points, web cams, building sensors, personal identification
devices, and more.
CMS provides a common web-based interface called inControl®, which interfaces Power over
Ethernet applications to virtually any management
application including, asset management, cable management, facility
management and network management systems.