Craig Chabot is the Manager of the Wireless and Power over Ethernet (PoE) Testing Services Groups at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). As and undergrad at UNH, Chabot began work at the UNH-IOL in 2008 in the Wireless Group where he gained knowledge in computer networking, testing methodologies and the IEEE 802.11 standard. After obtaining his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics in 2011, Chabot continued work in the Wireless Group furthering his understanding of 802.11 in addition to developing new testing services for the group. In the fall of 2013, Chabot took on his new role leading the Wireless Testing Services. In 2015, Chabot joined the Broadband Industry at the UNH-IOL to assist with operations and began managing the PoE group. Chabot regularly attends IEEE 802.3 meetings and has contributed as PICS editor to 802.3bu and 802.3bt working groups.
Power over Ethernet benefits, applications and certifications
Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology has been around nearly 20 years, but there’s still confusion about what it can and can’t do for end users and what the certifications mean.