SkinnyBytes has one primary guiding philosophy - provide computing solutions that require no AC electrical power at the device. AC electrical power is expensive to install, and is far more dangerous than low-voltage DC power. All of our PoE systems are engineered for low-voltage and extremely low power consumption, therefore are able to receive all of their power over a standard network cable via PoE Power-Over-Ethernet.
Eliminating the need for an AC outlet can easily reduce installation costs by 50% or more. The cost to hire an electrician to install a new electrical run is typically $500-$1500 depending on many factors including the distance to the circuit breaker and complexity of the job. If you need to install a computer in a location that does not already have an electrical outlet nearby, it could easily cost more to simply install an electrical outlet to power the computer than it will to purchase the actual computer itself. Read the white paper detailing how Purdue University was able to save $300 to $1000 per device by utilizing PoE technology and eliminating the labor costs incurred from contracting an electrician to run wiring for new AC outlets.
PoE computers are Eco-Friendly computers consuming 90% less power than a traditional computer, drastically reducing your energy bills.
AC power is very dangerous due to the high-voltage/high-current it supplies. For example in classroom environments where the safety of the students is of the highest concern, it would be very undesirable to install dozens of AC outlets within reach of curious students. Our PoE computers utilize low-voltage/low-current power over a standard network cable, making them compliant with UL classifaction SELV for Safety Extra Low Voltage. This makes our PoE Computer the ideal Classroom Friendly Computer, with a standard TouchScreen interface making them perfect for interactive learning.
Most of our PoE computers are compatible with IEEE standard 802.3at for Power-Over-Ethernet, which describes providing up-to 30 watts of power to a device over a standard ethernet network cable. Utilizing emergent technologies such as hyper-fast SSD Solid State Drives, low-power Intel Processors, LED backlighting, and passive cooling technologies that require no cooling fans, we have created a product line of PoE computers that can run on a meager 30 watts of power without sacrificing performance. By eliminating moving components from our systems, we are able to reduce the power requirements of our systems by 90% compared with traditional computing systems.
One cable provides all of your power and data. Eliminate the tangled mess of cords and power strips.
All SkinnyBytes systems offer VESA mount options or can be placed on a desktop. You can power the unit via PoE or use the included AC adapter as needed. And best of all by utilizing PoE you install anywhere your network cable can reach, without requiring an AC outlet nearby for power. As the computer is not shackled to an AC outlet, you have the freedom to place the computer exactly where you desire, and the flexibility to easily relocate to a new location as you choose.
All of our systems are tailored toward business and educational institutions, perfect suited for Digital Signage, Kiosk, Panel PC, Conference Rooms, Digital Classrooms, and more. No moving components translates into highly durable and reliable systems.
SkinnyBytes has partnered with leading manufacturers to develop these ultra low power, bundled PoE computing systems.
If you are interested in learning more about how PoE works, please visit our Overview of PoE.