Ixia Adds Power Over Ethernet Tester

Calabasas-based Ixia ( has announced a new tester for Power over Ethernet (PoE), a new standard which provides for the distribution of power over existing Cat 5 or better networking equipment. The new standard is being used for powering wireless LAN access points, IP phone sets, and more. The test system can be used with existing Ixia test modules to both test power consumption as well as Ethernet traffic loads.