: 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
Security cameras, wireless access points, IP telephone handsets; other hardware likely to follow
Devices that add power to existing network cable take up rack space and require a UPS for operation during power outages