Deliver Network Power to a Broad Range of Devices

Cisco Universal Power Over Ethernet (UPOE) extends the IEEE Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) standard to double the power per port to 60 watts. It can extend resilient network power to a broad range of devices, including virtual desktop terminals, IP turrets, compact switches, building management gateways, LED lights, wireless access points, and IP phones.

Cisco UPOE is currently available on the Cisco Catalyst 4500E and Cisco Catalyst 3850 platforms.

A Use Case for 60 Watts

A Use Case for 60 Watts

Industry executives share this real-world use case for Cisco UPOE.

Available on Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches, Cisco UPOE can:

  • Lower capital expenditures by eliminating wall circuits for endpoints
  • Reduce operating expenses by consolidating distributed uninterruptible power supply (UPS) deployments
  • Reduce deployment time through interoperability testing of devices
  • Reduce energy expenditure through Cisco EnergyWise
  • Extend intelligent load shedding capabilities to the devices connected to the switch

See what industry experts, customers, and partners from leading companies are saying about Cisco UPOE: Customer Testimonials

Cisco has developed solutions powered by UPOE to help ease deployment through interoperability testing of Cisco endpoints, as well as endpoints from industry-leading partners. Examples of these solutions include:

  • Virtual desktops (including Cisco VXI Clients)
  • IP turrets for financial trading
  • Business video with Cisco TelePresence
  • Retail and hospitality solutions with Cisco Catalyst Compact switches
  • Nurse call systems (expected to be available by end of 2012)

Solution Overviews