First PoE Print Server & Spooler worldwide

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Networking specialist SEH is the first network printing solutions vendor to integrate Power over Ethernet technology into its product line. PoE enabled network devices are powered via the data cable; eliminating the need for an external power connection and reducing the resulting installation work and costs. SEH's first PoE products include the combined USB / Centronics print server PS34-PoE and the ISD300-PoE spool server appliance. PS34-PoE will be available from August at around 213,00 plus VAT; the ISD300-PoE will be priced at around 1598,00 plus VAT. SEH plans to eventually add more products serving this growth market.

In 2003 the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) introduced the IEEE802.3af standard, better known as Power over Ethernet or PoE. This new standard establishes the power supply of PoE enabled devices via standard CAT5 data cables. PoE devices, therefore, do not need to be connected to mains power, and Ethernet cabling already in place may be reused for the new technology. Users benefit from reduced installation and maintenance costs, user-friendliness and flexibility are also improved.

Market Analysts predict 55% Growth per Annum
In a market survey on the Western European PoE market published in March this year IDC expects that Power over Ethernet will become a standard feature on LAN switches in the next couple of years. Market analysts of Venture Development Corporation predict that the worldwide PoE market will see an annual increase in terms of units by 55% until 2007.

Many networking companies have already integrated this future technology, offering access points, hubs, switches, VoIP phones, etc. SEH is the first vendor ever, though, to integrate the new standard into print servers and a dedicated print spooler.

PS34-PoE Print Server and ISD300-PoE Spool Server Appliance
SEH's first PoE products are variants of multiple protocol print server PS34 introduced in June this year, and of the ISD300 spool server appliance available since 2004. PS34 is a combined Centronics / USB print server featuring two printer ports that may be extended to five ports (4 x USB, 1 x Centronics) using a standard hub. PS34 supports all USB standards including USB 2.0 High Speed at 480Mbps.
The ISD300 spool server appliance is a compact server designed to spool and manage all print jobs and print queues in a LAN. The ISD300 is easier to use than traditional spool systems, runs more stable and users therefore benefit from a reduced TCO.

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