PoE Power

Power-over-Ethernet allows our Smart IP loudspeakers to deliver impressive performance over a single CAT cable.

Our Smart IP loudspeakers support the widely used PoE+ and PoE technology standards. IEEE 802.3at (30 W) is recommended, with IEEE 802.3af (15 W) simply reducing the time that maximum power output can be maintained.

Smart IP loudspeakers utilise proprietary internal power management that delivers a significantly higher SPL than was previously possible via any conventional PoE. In fact, Smart IP can produce maximum SPL whenever needed, sufficient to power small and medium sized audio systems — a world first.

Smart IP’s internal power supply stores power, to enable Smart IP loudspeakers to work with real audio signals, music, and speech. Since audio signals are dynamic, periods of high peak power typically have finite duration while the effective average power level, or RMS power, remains much lower.

By employing PoE over a single standard CAT cable, Smart IP loudspeakers offer low power consumption and reduced cabling requirements, for a sustainable and affordable loudspeaker solution.