We're putting in a Cisco UC320W PBX-like box into a small client.
They want to power over the network as power-sockets are in short-supply.
I'm finding that PoE switches are a bit tricky.
Often there are fewer PoE ports than indicated in the specs. One sees this often as part of a negative comment on a Cisco PoE switch ("8 ports but wasn't until I plugged it in that I found out only 4 ports supplied PoE" etc.).
What are the options for providing PoE to SPA502/504/525G Cisco IP phones?
Current requirement is 4 ports, but this may change upwards.
So 8-port options? Without breaking the bank?
Also, I'd be interested any PoE gotchas in relation to Cisco IP phones in general. I conclude that earlier Cisco phones were pre 802.3af compliant, and that there are some issues with ACTUAL 802.3af-compliant devices (like switches!).