News: Netonix range of intelligent PoE switches now in stock

We’ve recently received a delivery of Netonix switches. We thought we would blog about how amazing these things are, except one of our customers, Wessex Internet beat us to it!

If like those guys, you’re running your own WISP and need to power Ubiquiti or MikroTik radios, we have always advocated using batteries instead of a UPS as the site will stay up for longer when there is a mains failure. These switches make life much easier as they include within their range of products, PoE switches that can deliver 24v and 48V to radios from as little as a 9V DC supply!  We suggest your setup should consist of at least two leisure batteries wired in series, providing 24V or four batteries providing 48V.
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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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