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Catalyst Switch 3850 features


I am purchasing new Cisco Catalyst Switches.  one cisco website i saw the following line on Catalyst Switch mode 3850 series-

Faster deployment of new campus access networking infrastructures by eliminating the need for a power outlet for every endpoint

can any one let me know what exactly the above line indicates on the website??  does it mean that the switch can provide power/ power on Computers/Client-PCs ?

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Catalyst Switch 3850 features

that line is written on the '' Cisco Universal Power over Ethernet (UPOE) ''    section of the switch datasheet:

Catalyst Switch 3850 features

Since the switch can provide up to 60W on a port, it can power a VDI client like a Wyse terminal through the network cable.

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Catalyst Switch 3850 features

eliminating the need for a power outlet for every endpoint

3650/3850 series switches support PoE, PoE+ and uPoE.

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As the other posters have noted, PoE (15W and the higher wattage PoE+, 30W, and UPOE, 60W) can provide power to connected devices across Ethernet cables.  Do be aware, not only do you need to insure you PoE ports can provide the wattage you devices might require, but also you need to insure the device can provide sufficient power for the aggregate power demand across all your ports.

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