> > What do prople do at the hub/patch panel to provide POE to a any CAT 5
> > drop, as needed.
> > I can imagine a iU high POE power supply in the rack, between the
> > patch panels for all the floor wiring and the switch, with 16
> > pairs, in-out, to provice power, sort of like an old switchboard.
> > Does this exist ?
> They do. It's know as a "Midspan Insertion Panel".
> Search on that term on Google for sources.
> I've seen them from Cisco, Compaq, 3Com, Powerdsine and others.
Second that. There are also little, single port injectors that can go
anywhere that is close to an outlet. I don't know where they came
from and they have no label on them, so can't help there. Also watch
out for the Cisco Switches with PoE, its proprietary and only works
with Cisco Access points. At least the blades for the Catalysts.
Also, what your lengths, we've only been able to get about 125 feet
before the voltage drops to far to actually power the AP.