The Power of PoE (Power over Ethernet)

PoE (Power over Ethernet) technology has commonly been used over the years for electronic solutions such as IP security cameras and VoIP phones. PoE takes advantage of the delivery of data and power over a single Cat5 or Cat6 ethernet cable. It is a great option for product installations where power would be costly and time consuming to install.

The widespread adoption of IP communication has opened the global PoE market. The market encompasses new applications such as display monitors, panel PC’s, LED lighting, audio speakers, and POS terminals. These all use the latest PoE++ standard, as well as other IoT devices.

Eliminating the need for power for each device location has huge advantages. PoE power comes from a central and universally compatible source (PoE Switch). These devices can be backed up by a single UPS.  There are many benefits depending on the type of PoE switch that you use. These benefits can include, remote management for configuration, set timers for in use activity and power on and off.

We have found using PoE technology, we were able to eliminate dozens of points of failure in KDS (Kitchen Display System) hardware installations.

Your typical KDS station can consist of 15 individual components. When broken down into points of failure, they can add up to 17 points of failure. Which can be a support nightmare.

Kitchen display system equipment and PoE (Power over Ethernet)

Since development of our Stainless Steel, Android All-in-One PoE +, our customers have not only seen a reduction in installation cost but have seen consistent up-time. They have also seen reduced station failures, improved supportability and a happier kitchen staff.

Kitchen Armor system features and benefits

Kitchen Systems are not just monitors. Controllers, printers, battery backups, and cables need protection too. Kitchen Armor products are designed to protect and conceal the cables and power supplies that complete your kitchen system. Full system protection can reduce equipment failure and simplify troubleshooting by eliminating the typical tangle of cabling.

We understand the complexities of kitchen operations. We have developed a portfolio of services that can help you achieve the best results for your kitchen automation system.

With Kitchen Armor, you not only get amazing products but also a true business partner to set you up for success.

Whether it’s one location or multi-unit expansions, with Kitchen Armor by your side you can count on getting a solid foundation for your business growth.

Brooke Knight
Author: Brooke Knight