At the heart of the Transcend system, the PoE Gateway distributes power and connects luminaries, sensors and other devices to the software manager.
Each Gateway is connected to a Cisco® Catalyst switch port with a Category Cable, capable of receiving 60 watts using four pairs. After power negotiation and establishing a secure connection between the gateway and the switch, the Node can distribute power and data to lights, sensors and other local devices.
The network communication allows an easy convergence on IP infrastructure while remaining totally secure through Cisco technology. As a result, data and commands can be easily passed through and integrated with other systems to allow for analytics needed by a real building automation control installation. On the device side, the Gateway provides power and data using a ragged and robust interface, and is capable of daisy-chaining power and control to a number of lights from one PoE Gateway.