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By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2003-02-24 Print this article Print

: 802.3af at a Glance"> 802.3af at a Glance

What is it?

  • Power over Ethernet eliminates the need for low-power devices to have a separate AC power supply

    When will it happen?

  • Products are shipping now; the power-over-Ethernet specification will likely reach final approval in June

    What devices?

  • Security cameras, wireless access points, IP telephone handsets; other hardware likely to follow

    IT ramifications?

  • Devices that add power to existing network cable take up rack space and require a UPS for operation during power outages

    Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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