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29/05/2021

AMG successfully tests 90W PoE capabilities

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire (UK)

AMG conducted bench tests with its AMG150-2GBT-P180 with AMG2012 and 360 Predator with long-range infrared lighting were set up on a bench.

With the introduction of IEEE 802.3BT standard being introduced by more camera manufacturers, AMG has updated its transmission product range to support 90W Power over Ethernet.  To test this update, the company had the opportunity to borrow one of the 360 Vision Technology Predator PTZ’s to trial some of these new features. Following the successful completion of the tests AMG now offers the capability to power 90W devices over PoE and use 802.1x to help protect the network.

For the first test, AMG used its AMG150-2GBT-P180 90W industrial power injector. With a compact size, this unit is plug and play without the need for any user configuration. -40°C to +75°C temperature maintains performance in extreme conditions, with dual power inputs available designed for mission-critical installations.  After completing the tests the company states that reliable high performance is achieved with the Predator.

The AMG150-2GBT-P180 with AMG2012 and 360 Predator with long-range infrared lighting were set up on a bench, and with the infrared lights on and forcing the wiper and PTZ controls to make the camera consume maximum power and test the PoE to its limit.

A switch GUI showed the PoE port configuration and gave a live power consumption reading. According to AMG, they were able to get a 72W draw showing the company's ability to power the camera at maximum power over PoE. AMG states that this only happened when the camera was forced to take as much power as possible using the inbuilt Infrared lights.

As a standard, the tests demonstrated the camera working at 18W with full function and as low as 13W when idle giving an extremely energy efficient solution.

With this camera AMG was also able to test its 802.1x protocol which can be used for port security and additional network protection.

For IEEE802.1x – when you plug a device in, it requires authentication which comes from a device on the network. AMG's 9HM2P has an inbuilt authentication server which was tested with the 360 Predator. When the 360 camera was connected to this switch it sent the correct credentials allowing the camera to connect to the network. If someone unplugged this camera and tried the same port they would not be able to access the network unless they had the correct credentials.

AMG concluded that its technology is now able to power 90W devices over PoE and use 802.1x to help protect the network.


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