Power over Ethernet computers
As its name suggests, Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology delivers electrical power via Ethernet cabling. The technology is typically used to power VoIP phones, wireless LAN access points, cameras and other low power, network-related devices. SkinnyBytes has now announced a line of computers engineered for low voltage and extremely low power consumption that are able to receive all their power over a standard network cable via PoE.
SkinnyBytes calls its PoE computers the ultimate eco-friendly computers, consuming 90 percent less power than a traditional computer. The company offers touchscreen All-In-One (AIO) computers with 15.6- and 18.5-inch screens, as well and a 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet computer. All the SkinnyBytes PoE computers are compatible with the IEEE 802.3at-2009 standard (also called PoE Plus) which provides up to 25.5 W of power over existing CAT5e and above cables.
Source: gizmag.comAdded: 16 August 2010