The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today hailed the ratification of IEEE 802.3bt™, IEEE Standard for Ethernet – Amendment 2: Power over Ethernet (PoE) over 4 Pairs. Among other additions, the newly ratified specification introduces four new classes and increases maximum power levels supplied by a factor of three. IEEE 802.3bt’s arrival heralds a new era of robust market opportunity for PoE-enabled technologies, and is a firm foundation for the expansion of the Ethernet Alliance’s well-regarded PoE Certification Program. Details here..