In early 2018, PoE Texas will launch the POE-USBC-Kit and the AT-USBC-Kit to support USB-C PD over Ethernet.
With 10 times the power capacity of earlier USB protocols, USB-C provides the ability to charge a phone in 15 minutes or simultaneously charge a laptop and power an external monitor. CoolGear developed the CG-DCPD21W, a sleek, cost-effective USB-C PD device with the broadest possible compatibility. Unlike USB-C, which can transmit power less than 3m, power over Ethernet can transmit power and data over 100m and is nearly ubiquitous in modern construction.
The AT-USBC-Kit includes a custom 802.3af/PoE+ splitter that supports 25 watts PoE+ (both active and passive) using a 25W, 24V paassive PoE design to control both the Power Supplying Equipment (PSE) and the Powered Device (PD). With the uPoE (IEEE 802.3bt) standard coming in 2018, PoE Texas has developed 60 watt PoE PSE's with upcoming designs for 60 watt PoE splitters to support full capacity USB-C PD.