Report Expects PoE Solutions Market to Exceed $2 Billion by 2025

The power-over-Ethernet (PoE) solutions market size is set to exceed $2 billion (USD) by 2025, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. The PoE solutions market growth is driven by the increase in the number of connected devices generating demand for more power, light and data converged networks in IoT-enabled infrastructure, says the report. The enterprises are facing challenges while designing a network infrastructure that can support several IoT devices. They are continuously seeking new ways to address network capacity planning for high-speed performance.
PoE solutions enable companies to manufacture PoE-compatible network devices to provide a cost-effective solution for larger installations. The PoE solutions-enabled network infrastructure is helping companies to eliminate additional hardware and reduce costs required to provide connectivity and power to connected devices separately.

The PoE solutions offers flexibility to enterprises by eliminating the need to locate powered devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones and access control systems close to the power source. The PoE solutions offers uninterrupted power supply to powered devices, which helps in continuous operations of physical security applications such as IP cameras and access controllers. The PoE technology reduces the total cost of ownership of enterprise network hardware by providing connectivity and power to wireless devices through a single ethernet cable.

The Powered Devices (PDs) segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 15% in the PoE solutions market during the forecast period due to the increase in the adoption of wireless devices such as VoIP phones, access control systems, lighting controls, alarms, barcode scanners, RFID, clocks, IP security cameras, digital signage displays, computer monitors and PoS terminals. The complexities and costs required to manage power and connectivity to these devices are enabling enterprises to shift to the PoE-enabled PDs. The PoE solutions is helping enterprises in reducing costs and complexities associated with the maintenance of these devices by eliminating additional network hardware.

In 2018, the VoIP phones held the major share in the PoE solutions market due to the need for a cost-effective and reliable solution for enterprise communication. The enterprises are using VoIP phones to reduce costs and complexities associated with the legacy telephony system. The PoE-enabled VoIP phones allow enterprises to reduce costs associated with the network hardware infrastructure by using a single cable for power and data transmission.

The PoE solutions providers are developing network devices, which can support the changing network demand of enterprise customers. For instance, in May 2019, IP-COM, a leading networking solution provider, introduced eight-port managed Gigabit PoE switch in India. This new product launch helped SMEs in India to reduce complexities and costs associated with the deployment of VoIP phones.

The infotainment segment in PoE solutions market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period due to the increase in the demand for enhanced in-vehicle experience. The growing demand for smart vehicles is enabling vehicle manufacturers to develop vehicles with integrated infotainment systems. The existing infotainment system is complex and lacks the bandwidth and packet data capabilities required for network support system updates.

The automotive manufacturers are shifting to PoE-enabled infotainment systems for transforming the in-car experience through the delivery of features such as in-vehicle navigation, audio, video and internet connectivity. The increasing demand for autonomous driving is enabling technology companies to develop PoE-based infotainment systems to match the changing bandwidth and connectivity demands of driverless cars. For instance, in November 2018, Microchip Technology, a leading semiconductor company, introduced Intelligent Network Interface Controller networking (INICnet), an automotive infotainment networking solution for enhancing the in-car experience.

The commercial sector held a significant market share of over 30% in 2018 due to the increase in the adoption of smart and automated systems in commercial buildings. The growing demand for smart workplaces is supporting PoE solutions market growth in office spaces. The PoE solutions improves productivity in office spaces through connected and remotely controlled lighting. PoE infrastructure is a key asset for the implementation of the IoT technology in offices. PoE-enabled lighting improves the quality of the light with smoother intensity, dimming functions, and adjustable lighting color options to provide a comfortable and productive working environment.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of around 20% in the PoE solutions market over the forecast period due to the rising automation across various industries in the region. The governments in India and China are supporting digital transformation initiatives such as ‘Make in India’, Smart City, and ‘Made in China 2025’, to promote the adoption of IoT across various industries. Many Chinese local governments are collaborating with foreign companies to implement smart infrastructure in their cities. In March 2019, China Shanghai Yangpu government collaborated with MXC Foundation to develop its IoT standards for smart cities to improve efficiency and life of citizens.

The companies in the PoE solutions market are focusing on extending their businesses through partnerships with distributors. For instance, in April 2018, Microsemi partnered with Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, for distributing its highly-compact single port Gigabit Ethernet. This partnership helped the company in offering innovative capabilities to differentiate OEM end-products including lower power consumption, extended product design life cycle, and enhanced IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) accuracy from a system-level solution for future 5G compliant designs.

The key players operating in the PoE solutions market are Advantech B+B SmartWorx, Analog Devices, Avaya, Belden, Broadcom, Cisco, CommScope, Dell, euromicron, HPE, Huawei, Kinetic Technologies, Maxim Integrated, Microchip, Monolithic Power Systems, NETGEAR, ON Semiconductor, Silicon Laboratories, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments.

The Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates and forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025.

Global Market Insights | www.gminsights.com

Next-Gen Programmable ProSLIC Devices

Silicon Labs recently introduced a new family of small subscriber line interface circuits (SLICs) that offer high levels of integration and programmability for the VoIP gateway market. The single- and dual-channel Si32x8x ProSLIC family provides a best-in-class subscriber line interface solution for a wide range of VoIP customer premises equipment (CPE) including cable gateways, xDSL integrated access devices, xPON optical network terminals, fiber to the home (FTTH), fiber to the building (FTTB), and wireless fixed terminals.Silicon Labs ProSLIC

The Si32x8x ProSLIC family provides industry-leading configurability to ensure future-proofed one- and two-channel foreign exchange station (FXS) telephony interfaces in a compact, single-chip solution. The ProSLIC devices minimize SLIC power consumption by using flexible, integrated tracking DC-DC controllers that support patent-pending, ultra-low-cost capacitive boost configuration technology. They also reduce power by leveraging Silicon Labs’s patented low-power ringing (LPR) technology and an ultra-low-power 50 mW per channel on-hook mode. Patent-pending smart ringing technology available in dual-channel ProSLIC devices also enables the use of cost-effective power adapters in two-channel CPE designs by typically reducing the required peak current by more than 300 mA.

The Si32x8x family offers single-channel SLICs in QFN package options as small as 5 mm × 6 mm, as well as a very compact 7 mm × 7 mm dual-channel solution. The Si32x8x BOM footprint is only 4.2 cm2 per FXS channel.

Beta samples of the Si32x8x ProSLIC devices and evaluation boards are available now. General samples and production quantities are planned for the first quarter of  2016. Single-channel Si3218x device pricing begins at $1.58 in 10,000-unit quantities. Dual-channel Si3228x 10,000-unit pricing begins at $2.12. The ProSLIC evaluation kit costs $250 and ships with full documentation and Silicon Labs’s ProSLIC GUI software.

Source: Silicon Labs