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Deployed in the wiring closet, the Catalyst Inline Power Patch Panel provides Fast Ethernet enhancements needed for multiservice networking while preserving customer investments in existing Catalyst® switch equipment.
The Catalyst Inline Power Patch Panel extends the features and functionality of the award-winning Catalyst family of switches.
The Catalyst Inline Power Patch Panel enables inline power for Cisco multiservice enabled Catalyst switches. This product supports a new feature called inline power. Inline power is 48-volt DC power provided over standard Category 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable up to 100 meters. Instead of requiring wall power, terminal devices such as IP telephones can utilize power provided from the Catalyst Inline Power Patch Panel. This capability gives the network administrator centralized power control, which translates into greater network availability. By deploying Catalyst gear with uninterruptible-power-supply (UPS) systems in secured wiring closets, network administrators can ensure that building power outages will not affect network telephony connections.