Omits the need for a separate DC power infrastructure - power and comms via the same cable
Allows easy ability to check readings and trouble-shoot problems with no need for tools and drivers to set up the meter
Creates a convenient way to check meters via the web and print comprehensive reports
Provides redundant connections to the PLC operator panel and also daisy-chain wiring to save installation costs
Enables use of any industrial protocol - from simple Modbus TCP, to high performance EtherNet/IP
Transfers device health and verification results quickly and remotely to mobile devices
Prepares operations for the future, as network convergence will soon be brought down to meters with multiple protocols
Combines 4..20 mA output and future-proofs digital communications with up to 100Mbit/s
PoE uses standard Ethernet cables like a typical network. Special tools, additional electrical outlets, different cables, and expensive hardware are no longer required.
Remote and centralized power, along with scalable solutions, allow flexibility in adapting to the changing needs of an application.
PoE uses off-the-shelf components. Part of an installation from the start or as a later upgrade, PoE needs just one cable, cutting installation efforts in half.
Centralized power enables back-up solutions with uninterruptible power supply systems. Devices can be remotely powered down during periods of low usage or for security or safety reasons.