How to power and connect IP counters to the network

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    Overview

    This article describes the many different ways that an IP counter can be powered and connected to the locations network for internet access.

    Connection to a PoE Switch

    Note* The PoE Switch port providing power to the IP counter should be 802.3af approved.

    When the switch in the location is able to supply power to IP devicesĀ 

    Connection to a PoE Injector (Where a switch cannot power the device)

    Note* The PoE Injector providing power to the IP counter should be 802.3af approved.

    When the switch in the location is unable to supply power to a connected device, a PoE Injector will be required to be installed along the cabling path (ideally within close proximity to the switch) to power the IP Counter.

    When there is no clear cable path available to get to the network.

    Note* The PoE Injector providing power to the IP counter should be 802.3af approved.

    Wireless access point would need to be in place of the physical obstruction preventing cabling directly from the IP counter to the locations available network for internet access.

    Best used when there is high complexity to cable to a network or if the visible cabling would not be satisfactory.

    Using an Access point when network is too far with a PoE Switch.

    Note* The PoE Switch port providing power to the IP counter should be 802.3af approved.

    In the event that the network cannot be cabled too, A PoE Switch would need to be located within close proximity (100m) to the IP Counter and a wireless access point connected to the PoE Switch proving internet access.

    The Wireless AP will need to be programed with the WiFi of the location for network access.

    • Used when there is a need for multiple counters at a location.



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