The following request for agenda time for a 4-pair Power over Ethernet call for interest has been received from Koussalya Balasubramanian. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC March 2013 Plenary meeting in Orlando, FL, USA.
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Power over Ethernet (PoE) has become the preferred method to power networked devices, such as IP phones and access points. It has also enabled many new types of network devices. PoE systems will benefit from a 4-pair solution in multiple ways, for instance, better energy efficiency than 2-pair PoE system and the ability to provide greater than 25.5 Watts of power to systems. This call for interest is to request the formation of a "4-pair Power over Ethernet" study group to start this effort.
The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the afternoon of Monday 18th March. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 20:00 to 21:30 on the evening of Tuesday 19th March. The vote to determine if a Study Group will be formed will take place at the IEEE 802.3 Closing Plenary on the afternoon of Thursday 21st March.
4-pair Power over Ethernet CFI consensus building meeting presentation