UPOE is Cisco’s proprietary high power version of Power over Ethernet (PoE).
In this short video NuLED’s CEO talks about controlling lights using IP – specifically using PoE technology.
In this video produced by JouleX we see stand lighting at Cisco Live being controlled by UPOE.
It is clear that LED lighting powered and controlled via PoE is becoming a reality today. PoE (or UPOE) makes total sense for lighting in commercial environments. Add visible light communication in the form of Li-Fi and we see that PoE can carry all of the power, control and communications required within a smart building, and all down a single cable too!