Techaya introduces defense industry’s first Power over Ethernet (PoE) solution

  • December 8, 2014

    Delivers industry’s only 8 port military-grade, up to 60W per port, Gigabit Power over Ethernet switch to support high-powered 802.3af/at compliant devices

    Los Angeles – DEC. 8, 2015, 2014 – MilSource, a U.S. distributor of military-grade Ethernet connectivity solutions, today announced availability of Techaya’s MILTECH 910PoE (Power over Ethernet) rugged, 8-port, MIL-STD gigabit switch. It provides both data connectivity and power to PoE-enabled cameras, WiFi access points, mesh nodes and other devices that are in compliance with IEEE 802.3af/at standards for power over Ethernet.

    The MILTECH 910PoE is ideal for mobile Ethernet-equipped applications, such as vetronic and avionic platforms. It is the only military-grade gigabit Ethernet switch on the market that eliminates the need for additional power sources, as it offers a total budget of 330 watts dynamically allocated over 8 ports (up to 60 watts per port) to power both IEEE 802.3at and 802.3af compliant devices through an Ethernet cable. It can drastically reduce space requirements and wiring complexity by eliminating those 8 power sources and associated wiring within a single mobile platform.

    “Before today, available military-grade PoE switches didn’t provide power to all ports — or, if all ports supported PoE, each port’s power budget would be less than what the 802.3af standard calls for,” explained Ronen Isaac, general manager of MilSource. “That was OK when devices needed less than 7.5 watts of power, but most of today’s sophisticated cameras and sensors now require a full 30W power draw. The MILTECH 910 PoE is the only IP67 Ethernet switch on the market with the ability to dynamically allocate up to 60W of power per port, on all ports, while still providing high speed gigabit Ethernet connectivity.”

    The MILTECH 910PoE features mechanical packaging improvements built to comply with military standards for airborne and ground environmental compliance and reliability, and is specially hardened to provide impact and shock/vibration protection. The switch is compact, yet offers eight triple-speed (10/100/1000 Mbps) Ethernet ports, and has advanced network features including VLANs, traffic prioritization (QoS), bandwidth aggregation and dynamic POE management.

    More information, including standards, specifications and photos/graphics, can be found at More information on using PoE in battlefield applications and the PoE standards can be found here.

    About MilSource

    MilSource takes 20+ years of computer and networking experience and brings a consultative approach to the military and aerospace industry. Noting the pervasiveness of Ethernet as a key networking component in the military/aerospace markets, the founders of WLANmall formed MilSource to focus on bringing these markets innovative, rugged, military-grade Ethernet communications solutions. MilSource is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Techaya’s MILTECH line of military-grade switching, routing and other communications solutions. For information on MilSource or the Techaya product line, go to

    About Techaya

    Techaya Inc. ( is a developer and manufacturer of military-grade, COTS and customized IP-based communication solutions where extreme conditions and unique tactical requirements are the norm. Its MILTECH products and solutions are designed for rugged military applications involving extreme environmental conditions, and are tested and certified for MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-1275B, MIL-STD-704A, HIK-7 and IP68.