What is CPE in Networking?

CPE means Customer Premises Equipment and refers to communication equipment (like a router, bridge, modem or access point), which is normally physically located at the customer’s home or business premises. As LinITX are a WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider), we often deploy wireless access points like the UniFi UAP AC PRO or a network bridge like the airMAX NanoBeam AC at customers premises in order to provide them with a means to access high-speed broadband wirelessly, when their own ISP is unable to provide adequate coverage via their antiquated cable networks.
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Portable POE power source

The Smart PowerBank PoE 16V is a really handy device for wireless installers and surveyors, in fact anyone who needs POE power and isn’t near mains power:

Smart PowerBank PoE 16V main image

Simply a nicely packaged battery pack which supplies 16V DC @ 600mA to your POE device, you can connect it up like this:

linitx product Smart PowerBank PoE 16V Overview image.

It’s ideal for use with Ubiquiti Networks AirMax products and MikroTik RouterBoards and being portable (it fits into your coat pocket) you don’t need to trail around a mains cable when you’re working out the best position for signal strength for your CPE installation 🙂
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