Power over Ethernet is a means of providing electrical energy using standard data communication infrastructure. In the security industry, many networked applications such as access control, alarm systems and cameras are linked to each other and computer systems using TCP/IP technology over standard Ethernet cabling. These devices also need power and so PoE allows power to be supplied to the devices using the same cabling as the data. This is particularly useful for temporary or difficult locations where minimum wiring overhead would be an advantage.
Nedap is introducing the AEOS Blue hardware line, its sixth generation of AEOS controller. This new generation of controller builds on the software-based AEOS Security Management Platform. The AEOS Blue is a self-contained, energy-efficient, powerful hardware line consisting of door controller, door