Central piece of network equipment

CAFC
  • US 9,019,838 B2
  • Filed: 09/14/2012
  • Issued: 04/28/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/10/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A central piece of network equipment comprising:

  • at least one Ethernet connector comprising first and second pairs of contacts used to carry BaseT Ethernet communication signals; and

    the central piece of network equipment to detect different magnitudes of DC current flow via at least one of the contacts of the first and second pairs of contacts and to control application of at least one electrical condition to at least one of the contacts of the first and second pairs of contacts in response to at least one of the magnitudes of the DC current flow.

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