Power Over the Ethernet (PoE) Summit: Next Steps

June 10, 2018, Las Vegas, NV

These are the proceedings of the “Power Over the Ethernet (PoE) Summit: Next Steps”, a.k.a., PoE Summit. The event was held on June 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At its most basic level, PoE involves the mixing of power and communications over the same transmission means (e.g., cabling).

This topic is of direct interest to multiple organizations, committees and individuals. This includes those responsible for the administration of model codes and standards that are impacted and/or affected by this topic (e.g., NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®, NFPA 72 Fire Alarm, NFPA 79 Industrial Machinery, NFPA 99 Healthcare, NFPA 730/731 Premises Security, and NFPA 1221 Emergency Services Communication Systems).

The goal of this Summit is to leverage information from attendees and from previous meetings to clarify actionable steps to facilitate full consideration of PoE cabling in modern infrastructure while maintaining established levels of safety.

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