Leviton Becomes First and Only Company with Third-Party Verification of Products that Support 802.3bt Type 4 (100-watt) PoE

11th October 2019

On Tuesday 8th October 2019 Leviton announced that its 100-watt PoE products have been verified by Intertek ETL to meet the IEC 60512-99-002 standard for support of IEEE 802.3bt Type 4 PoE (100-watt) applications.

With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital buildings, PoE is poised for unprecedented expansion in the enterprise. Leviton 100-watt PoE products are specifically designed to enable the transmission of power and data to a wider range of remote devices which rely on PoE, including lighting, access controls, computers, IP cameras, information kiosks, industrial automation equipment and wireless access points (WAPs).

Following the 2018 ratification of the IEEE 802.3bt standard, all Atlas-X1™ and eXtreme™ jacks, as well as select patch panels, were tested and have now gained full third-party verification. This makes Leviton the first and only company in the cabling industry to-date to achieve third-party verification at this power level for its PoE products.

“We’re pleased with this development given how demanding the testing process is,” said Yuna Shin, senior product manager at Leviton Network Solutions. “This once again demonstrates Leviton’s commitment to delivering the highest quality system solutions for PoE applications.”

The verified products feature Leviton’s patented PoE optimized tine geometry to prevent arcing damage at the mating zone between jack and plug, and Retention Force Technology (RFT) to prevent intermittent disconnects. They also support higher bandwidth and power while limiting the temperature rise in large cable bundles. The verification confirms the testing that Leviton performed and announced in 2016, in which Atlas-X1 Cat 6A jacks successfully delivered 100-watt PoE performance.

To learn more about Leviton solutions for PoE, go to Leviton.com/PoE.

About Leviton Network Solutions

Leviton Network Solutions delivers complete network infrastructure systems for enterprise, data centre, government, education, health care and residential markets around the globe. Solutions include copper and fibre optic connectivity, power distribution units and much more. All Leviton products are engineered to exacting standards, offer industry-leading performance and are backed by the industry’s best service and support. Builders, contractors and other industry professionals consistently rank Leviton products as the most preferred brand in the industry. Make the smart choice for a better network. Learn more at leviton.com/ns or twitter.com/LevitonNS.

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Every day, Leviton is engineering possibilities that make the future happen, meeting the needs of today’s residential, commercial, and industrial customers globally. From electrical, to lighting, to data networks, and energy management, Leviton develops thoughtful solutions that help make its customers' lives easier, safer, more efficient and more productive. Driven by its commitment to its customers, the ingenuity of its employees and the safety and quality of its products and solutions, with Leviton, the FUTURE IS ON. For more information, visit http://www.leviton.com/, www.facebook.com/leviton, www.twitter.com/leviton, or www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

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