Organizations are modernizing to IP communication, surveillance and other IoT (Internet of Things) devices to increase efficiency, improve security and create a better customer experience. Business Insider predicts that by 2025 there will be more than 55 billion connected IoT devices, up from 9 billion in 2017. To support these 55 billion IoT devices, organizations must first establish a secure and reliable local area network.
However, depending on the size of the enterprise, some organizations spend years establishing the necessary infrastructure to support their IoT objectives. Enter NVT Phybridge, the global leader in long-reach Power over Ethernet technology. Our CHARIoT solutions are specifically designed to reduce infrastructure requirements and deployment time.
How? By allowing organizations to leverage their existing infrastructure, eliminating the time-intensive process of ripping-out existing cables and installing new wiring and equipment. This process is especially lengthy due to the construction work required to access the cables and patch up after the work is done.
Many organizations may require permits or other authorizations to modify the buildings they operate in. This process can take multiple months (even years), especially if the building is of historical significance.
Organizations looking to deploy IoT devices far from the central server closet (for example, to support IP cameras in a parking lot) may need to install intermediate server closets. The CHARIoT family of products, with SmartPathPoE technology, can extend power and data up to 6,000ft (1,830m). With 12 times the reach capabilities compared to standard PoE switches, CHARIoT reduces (sometimes eliminates) these server closet requirements – significantly reducing deployment times.
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