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Re: Analog Voice Gateways
You're rebuilding your house four times a year and you want to complain about the cost of the plumbing??? Here, they're creating a massive problem that should never be. I guess their cube walls don't have modular data cabling to match the modular power distribution.
in a small office, yes. however, i've done a lot of work the past two years in medical acute care facilities...
(take a page from Vegas... a raised floor allows for redesigned layouts at substantially reduced costs. For Vegas, it complicates security a wee bit, but that's a small price for not having to jackhammer and re-pour floors to move cable runs.)
[edit: I recall a company making modular cube flooring to carry data and power. Makes this sort of situation a non-problem.]
Manufacturers charge much more for integrated PoE switches because they know people will pay it. (simple economics.) Yes, there's more in there, but certainly not *thousands* more. If I can buy new midspan modules for hundreds, why is the same technology built into the switch suddenly worth 10x as much? 50% off is still 50% screwed over.
no. poe switches will be more expensive because they provide additional features that regular switches don't.