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I'm looking for a PoE zero client that will work with VMWare View (PCoIP). I was shown an all-in-one computer that operates on PoE power at http://shop.skinnybytes.com/185-PoE-Computer-AIO-Elite-PoE-185.htm. It looks great, but they're not very well known as far as I can tell. Has anyone had any experience with this company? I'd also be grateful for any other recommendations for all-in-one zero-clients or computers that will run on PoE.

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Note this thing take 19V DC, 3.42A; not 802.3af. –  Chris S Mar 8 '11 at 21:44
    
If you look closer, a high-power 802.3at power injector and power splitter are provided. –  bshacklett Mar 9 '11 at 13:52
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802.3at provides up to 57v@0.6A (35W), which isn't even close to 19v@3.42A (65W) this takes. Even if their unit will run off 57v PoE, 65W would take 1.15A, which is quite a lot more amperage than typical Cat5/6 can handle over any reasonable distance in 802.3af or 802.3at configurations (Cat5/6 is usually stranded 24 AWG, rated for 0.6A by the NEC). Their Hi-PoE, which may work with 802.3at loads, uses a proprietary 4 pair configuration, and is advertised to supply up to 60W. Looks like "Marketing" got a hold of those numbers... –  Chris S Mar 9 '11 at 14:45
    
Good enough for me. I'll stay away. –  bshacklett Mar 13 '11 at 16:41
    
Chris, if you'd like to submit this comment as an answer, I'll mark it as accepted. –  bshacklett Apr 7 '11 at 14:02

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Actually, the SkinnyBytes PoE-185 does run completely off of PoE power, or you can use the included AC adapter. The AC adapter is rated for a maximum of 19V/3.42A (60W), which is overkill for this unit which only consumes under 40 watts. This particular model sips just a bit too much power to receive power over typical 802.3at (30W), which is the reason for the PoE+ supply. It can easily be powered over CAT5e/CAT6 at a distance of up-to 100m.

The slightly smaller 15.6" AIO is 802.3at compliant and consumes under 30W of power.

Hope this helps!

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Cisco has announced two VXC (virtualization experience client) devices supporting VMware View (PCoIP). Check out video demos of VXC 2100 and VXC 2200 http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11295/Products_Sub_Category_Home.html

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I appreciate the link, but the main thing we're looking for is a monitor that can be powered via PoE. –  bshacklett Apr 4 '11 at 15:47

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