we are using a few 3com superstacks for backend purposes. we had looked at using those instead of 3524's, but we ran into power issues. you have to buy external power supplies for the phones if you don't use a POE switch. Then you have the issue of if you loose power you'lll probably want to keep the phones up. You would have to have each phone on its own UPS. this is what we faced so we decided to go with 3524 POE catalyst switches.
If you want to use inline power with the phones and keep them up if the power goes out, you can still do that using 3com switches. I believe there is an inline-power patch panel. I don't think it costs as much as an inline switch, per port.
Cisco has power patch panels. I have several that work very well. The only thing wrong with power patch panels is you have to be onsite to cylcle power to a device. With the 3524 inline power switches I can cycle the phones and access points port by port. This isn't a big deal if you don't have many phones to support.
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