[K12OSN] PoE TC/clients

Jeff Siddall news at siddall.name
Wed Aug 25 02:34:28 UTC 2010

On 08/24/2010 04:06 PM, j.w. thomas wrote:
> Barry Cisna wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> Curious if anyone on the list here is using extensively,any brand of TC
>> that is PoE compliant? Beginning of each school year by the time all
>> machines are relocated ,repositioned like the new teachers wants them,I
>> always think I wish ALL machines were all PoE enabled so You don't have
>> to try and chase down power outlets,and/or having to put in power strips
>> etc,yuck!.
>> I have seen the 'wall jack ' TC's that as I have read recently are in
>> reality now available but have not actually seen anyone using these in
>> the real world. They sure look like they would be sweet,if they had any
>> kind of performance at all.
> Do the wall jack TC's come with monitors, or are there separate monitors
> that still need power?

Nope.  Still need monitors.  That kills the value of PoE clients for me.

Also, the last I checked the JackPC stuff was proprietary and underpowered.

The IEEE 802.3at-2009 standard is interesting in that it would allow all
sorts of MiniITX boards to be PoE powered but for the moment the cost is
prohibitive.  In my case I already have PoE IP phones so adding PoE
clients would require doubling the cable plant.  Just not worth it IMO.


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