Advantech's Industrial Automation Group has launched two new PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Power over Ethernet (PoE) Cards, the PCIE-1672PC and 1674PC are two- and four-port cards designed to work in industrial PC's such as Advantech's UNO-3xxx series. With up to 15.4 watts of power per port, the two PoE cards can power IEEE802.3af-compliant devices without the need for additional power wiring. Each card has an integrated network processor (NPU) enabling the industrial PCs' CPU to perform its other tasks by offloading the network traffic management to the NPU.
They also include built-in 2.25 KV isolation protection on LAN ports, and support 9k Jumbo Frame and Link Aggregation.
Applications include surveillance cameras, intelligent transportation systems, and production quality control.
Current support is available for Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems.
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