While ethernet may be thought of as outmoded technology by some, you should know that it is not. Power over Ethernet (PoE) is actually one of the best ways to transmit electricity and data over a single cable. This means for you, as a business owner, that there are multiple ways your company can use Power over Ethernet. You can use it for telecommunications, displays, paging, etc. The main reason Power over Ethernet is such a valuable business tool is that you can use a single cable rather than having to use multiple.
Power over Ethernet is often employed in overhead paging systems. PoE is used in this case to deliver power and transmit data in spaces that are tough to get to in ordinary situations. As overhead paging systems are almost always installed in the ceiling, it is often impractical to use more than one cable in the system. This means that when you install an overhead paging system in your business, you can avoid the expense of paying an electrician to install a power outlet near the system.
Power over Ethernet is also incredibly useful with videophones. You can use PoE to send both data and power over a single cable in a videophone. This helps minimize clutter. Videophones are great for not only offices, but many other types of businesses as well.
If your company has a need for digital signage, you will find that PoE is a necessity for powering and sending data to it. The other great thing about Power over Ethernet is that you can use it both inside and outside of your business.