Power of LAN
Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:07 PM
Apparently now, to save the huge amount of power that computers do use, people are looking for an alternative...
Can you think of one?
NOPE me neither...
BUT the DSP DESIGN company reckons that we will be powering up our computers with CAT5E or similar networking cable.
This development would not only save power, but in poorer countries where electricity may be limited or low powered, this could be a life saver.
Would you use it if you were given the choice?
Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:22 PM
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 10:01 AM
Cat5e cables used to power computers, people are working on it...i know as much as i said...
Got you posting though
Posted 30 September 2005 - 11:16 AM
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 03:39 PM
The number of cables emerging from the back of your computer could soon be reduced if the technologies developed by DSP Design are adopted by the leading system manufacturers.
Wireless networks tidied up the clutter in some areas, however DSP are announcing large improvements in their Power over Ethernet (PoE) developments. Which means entire systems may soon be powered through regular Cat5 LAN cabling.
Already established as an IEEE standard, the PoE has an upper limit of 15.4 Watts, enough juice to power low power devices such as VOIP handsets and Network Hubs, webcams, smart card readers, and also video servers.
Although a system itself must rely on a standard power lead, newer touch screen computers, for example the POET6000 use a mere 12WATTS, this means that this system can be powered completely by the PoE technology.
Work is already underway to increase the power provided, already we could soon see the DSP Design method manage to produce 30-35Watts.
Other advantages then come in, recharging notebooks while connected to a LAN, no need to carry a Power Pack.
This technology is set to change the world wide standard, though it still has a way to go before we can drop the conventional Power Cable.
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