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Definition: PoE switch

An Ethernet switch that provides power over Ethernet (PoE) ports.

PoE Switch vs. Midspan PoE Switch
A midspan PoE switch is a regular PoE switch that is placed between a non-PoE switch and devices that require PoE. There is nothing special about a midspan switch other than its location in the network. See PoE.

Midspan and Endspan Switches
What makes a PoE switch midspan is its location in the network.