PoE Certification





Ethernet Alliance (EA) is excited to announce the launch of the Gen2 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Certification program. The Ethernet Alliance’s award winning PoE Certification Program enables both swift and easy recognition of interoperable products designed in accordance to the IEEE 802.3 PoE standard and conformant with Gen1 and Gen2 Test Plans developed for the EA PoE Certification Program. The Gen1 Test Plan is based on Clause 33 of IEEE 802.3, which includes the IEEE Std 802.3af and IEEE Std 802.3at projects. The Gen2 Test Plan is based on Clause 145 of IEEE 802.3, which includes the IEEE Std 802.3bt™-2018 project. User experience will be elevated by minimizing market confusion between standard-based PoE and proprietary powering solutions.

With total PoE-enabled port and device shipments projected to reach 2 billion (USD) by 2025, the Ethernet Alliance’s PoE certification program is expected to attract strong interest from Ethernet ecosystem stakeholders.

Getting Started:

To learn more about how to get started with the EA PoE Certification program, download the EA PoE Certification Getting Started Guide.

Frequently Asked Questions:

For further information, download our Frequently Asked Questions document.

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