Power over Ethernet or PoE technology describes a system to transmit electrical power, along with data, to remote devices over standard twisted-pair cable in an Ethernet network. This technology is useful for powering IP telephones, wireless LAN access points, webcams, Ethernet hubs, computers, and other appliances where it would be inconvenient or unfeasible to supply power separately. The technology is somewhat comparable to POTS telephones, which also receive power and data (although analog) through the same cable. It works with an unmodified Ethernet cabling infrastructure.
Panasonic debuts the new BL-PA100 HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor, a revolutionary product that will make it possible for anyone to establish a powerful, robust, high bandwidth network from nearly anywhere in their home in a matter of seconds.