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USPTO grants Antaira Technologies a patent for UPS that supplies power to network devices during switch reboots

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Antaira Technologies, a global developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices, a patent for its innovative application of an uninterruptible power system (UPS) driven by Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology that is now featured in the company’s new LMP Series of managed Ethernet PoE switches.
U.S. Patent No. 17/228,851 relates to DC voltage output being supplied to network devices connected to an Antaira PoE switch while that switch is undergoing a reboot, for example during a standard firmware update, therefore preventing power from being dropped to the devices and increasing availability of the network.
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Among other use cases, this technology is of value to IT managers who require a power cycle of an Antaria PoE switch but not a simultaneous power cycle of devices connected to its Ethernet ports. “Innovation happens everyday at Antaira. We encourage and motivate employees…