For Industrial PC's & Server Applications Supporting PoE Standards


AEI Intelligent Technologies' AEI-e810C is a flexible and high performance embedded Physical Layer switch providing eight (8) exterior Fast Ethernet ports, plus an independent 1000Base-T internal Gigabit uplink to the host system's PCIe bus through the card edge connector.


Installation is a snap.  Users only install one Gigabit Ethernet device driver, which is plug and play in most operating systems; and supports a wide variety of architectures. 

The eight Fast Ethernet ports are controlled independent of the PCIe Bus by an embedded switch IC, which has 5.6 Gbps of bandwidth to achieve wire-speed performance.  Moreover, it operates independent of the host system.   Subsequently, if the host system locks the Gigabit uplink port to the host will no longer function, however, the eight Fast Ethernet ports will continue to function normally and pass data among themselves like a normal switch so long as power/GND resides on the motherboard.

The AEI-e810C is an ideal networking solution for multiport industrial and fault tolerant applications!

IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at (PoE and PoE+)
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Switch - Optional

Power Over EthernetBy using Power over Ethernet, installers need only run a single CAT5 or CAT5E Ethernet cable that carries both power and data to each remote device, therefore decreasing installation costs. 




The AEI-e810C supports PoE in two configurations:

A)  A wall power cable (sold separately) plugs into the PCI Bracket, and enables the controller to act as a PSE switch (Power Source Equipment).  The 8 external Fast Ethernet ports are designed independently using IEEE standards for BOTH PoE and PoE+ (IEEE 802.3af & at).  Each port automatically senses if a PoE capable PD (Power Device) is attached.  If the PD provides appropriate handshaking, onboard intelligence enables 48VDC power on the individual port.

Two versions of cable are offered.  An IEEE 802.3af/at PoE+ version, and a lower cost 802.3af standard PoE version.

The PoE Fault Tolerant Utility (see description below) will function with a wall power cable, but will not have the PoE power reset function. 

 B)  Intelligent Power Conversion Card can be mounted to the inside of the Host System in a 3.5" drive bay, or in an empty PCI or PCI-e slot (has no card edge connector connectivity to the bus).  Alternatively, it can be mounted anywhere within the enclosure.  Power is sourced in one of two ways.  Either through the internal Power Supply Unit, or via a 12-24VDC battery source (MOBILE_MODE jumper).  See Advanced PoE Power Management Features below.

Advanced PoE Power Management Features

When the AEI-e810C is used with the Intelligent Power Conversion Card, OEMs are provided a set of unique patent pending advanced features.

PoE Fault Tolerant Utility: 

This software utility identifies cable and connector faults, network faults, as well as Power Device faults; it will notify one or more email address; ; it will have a warning pop-up on the host system monitor; and will attempt to take correction action to cure the network fault.  This software utility resides on the host system NVR, or other PoE server.  The utility monitors the attached IP cameras (or other IP Power Devices). When the network connection is broken, the utility will attempt to establish a network connection two additional times.  If still unable to confirm a network connection, the utility will attempt to correct the fault by resetting PoE power and subsequently restarting all IP Cameras or other Power Devices.  The utility accomplishes this by sending a message via the motherboard's internal USB header to the AEI-e810C Intelligent Power Conversion Card.  Additionally, a pop-up window will be displayed on the host system identifying the fault.  Also, the utility can also be configured to send an email warning message.  After cycling power and resetting all Power Devices, the software will wait 5 minutes, and the utility will re-attempt to establish a network connection with all IP Cameras.  If all IP Cameras respond, an "all good" message is send via a pop-up window and/or email.  If the issue has not been resolved, a final "fatal error" message will be displayed on the pop-up window as well as sent via email identifying what Power Device(s) are registering a fault.

If the user only wants a warning message sent without cycling power on all the power Devices... simply do not install a header cable between the motherboard and the AEI-e810C Intelligent Power Conversion Card.

The utility also provides a mouse-clickable button on the GUI to cycle power ON-OFF-ON, and subsequently reset all Power Devices.  This feature allows for a simply and easy remote resetting of Power Devices.

The PoE Fault Tolerant Utility will function with a wall power cable, but will not have the PoE power reset function.  The PoE power reset function will work only on the AEI-810C utilizing an Intelligent Power Conversion Card.  The
AEI-e410C will support the PoE power reset function without the use of the Intelligent Power Conversion Card as has this circuitry onboard.

This utility is free with the purchase of an AEI-e810C, and can only be used on systems with an AEI-e410C or AEI-e810C controller installed.

24 Hour Restart Jumper Setting

This is an optional jumper setting on the AEI-e810C Intelligent Power Conversion Card, and not recommended or necessary when the PoE Fault Tolerant Utility is running.  When this jumper is installed, PoE power is cycled ON-OFF-ON  for 2-5 seconds every 24 hours of operation.  This fault tolerant feature ensures that all Power Devices are re-booted regularly to ensure no lock-ups. Through a factory firmware upgrade, the wait period between automatic restarts can be increased or decreased to any amount of time, days, weeks, months, etc.

Manual PoE Reset Switch

The AEI-e810C Intelligent Power Conversion Card includes a two-pin header for a manual switch in the event an OEM wishes to put a PoE Power Reset switch on their enclosure (SPST Momentary).

Mobile Power Jumper Setting

This is an optional jumper setting on the AEI-e810C Intelligent Power Conversion Card, and allows the card to accept a 12-35VDC battery power as the source for the 48VDC power, rather than in the host system's internal power supply unit (PSU).  This is ideal for vehicular and mobile applications.

The AEI-e810C PoE configuration eliminates the need to run high voltage power 110-220VAC to remote PoE devices, and eliminates the need for standalone Midspan and Endspan PoE switches/injectors.


PoE servers and appliances that support VoIP Phones, Network Video Recorders (NVR, DVR, or HVR's), POS Terminals, wireless access points, etc.


IEEE 802.3AF & AT Compatible
Mode B

Part Numbers

p/n:  AEI-e810C

PCIe (x1) 8+1 Embedded Switch
Includes RJ45(f) Octopus Cable

p/n:  AEI-e810C-PoEAF
AEI-e810C with wall AC/DC Adapter Cable
Supports IEEE 802.3 af

p/n:  AEI-e810C-PoEAT
AEI-e810C with wall AC/DC Adapter Cable

Supports IEEE 802.3 af and 802.3 at

p/n:  AEI-e810C-IPS001

AEI-e810C with Intelligent Power Conversion Card
Supports IEEE 802.3 af and 802.3 at

Each IPS001 supports up to two AEI-e810C's.

Connector RJ-45(f) Octopus Cable
IEEE Standards Eight External Connections
IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3u (100Base-Tx Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3af PoE Mode B up to 450mA (12.95W) per port
IEEE 802.3at PoE Mode B up to 600mA (25.5W) per port
IEEE 802.3au PoE Isolation Requirements
IEEE 802.3u Auto-negotiation
IEEE 802.3x Duplex and Flow Control
IEEE 802.3q VLAN
IEEE 802.3p Priority Tagging.

Internal Connection to PCIe Bus
IEEE 802.3ab (1000Base-T Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3q VLAN
IEEE 802.3p Priority Tagging.
IEEE 802.3x
Full Duplex Operation

PCI Express Slot x1 compatible with x4, x8, or x16 slots
Speeds, Cable & Distance Ethernet, 10Base-T  (Cat 3, 4, 5 UTP)
Fast Ethernet, 100Base-Tx  (Cat 5 UTP or better)

Distance up to 100 meters maximum

Auto-negotiation / NWay

Auto-negotiation between Full duplex and simplex operations AND between 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps.


Gigabit uplink operates at Full Duplex.

Diagnostic LEDs

Gigabit Ethernet MAC


100/1000 (GigE Uplink Port)

Fast Ethernet Ports
Full Duplex

POE on Fast Ethernet Ports
Each port has a blue POE LED that triggers when POE is active.

Bus Type PCI Express 1.1 compliant
Driver Support

See the following hyperlink for downloadable device drivers, Diagnostic, and Management Applications.

Device Drivers

  • Microsoft Windows

  • Linux

  • DOS

  • Novel NetWare

  • SCO

  • FreeBSD

  • VxWorks offers the drivers embedded in their operating system.  Please, contact Wind River to confirm, and for any questions and support.
  • MAC OS
Certifications RoHS Compliant
FCC Part 15, Subpart B - Class A; CE; CISPR-22-A; CISPR-22-B, VCCI-A; CSA 22.2 No. 950-95; and CE compliant to: EN55024, EN50082-1, EN60950
Environment Specs Temperature: operating 0C to 60C
Humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Slot Type PCIe x1 card edge connector
Compatible with PCI Express x4, x8, and x16 slots
MTBF* 125 Years
Dimensions Universal Short Card  6.6" (L) x 4.2" (H)
Power Consumption

Add-in Card:
Estimated Maximum Rating (1879mA / 3778.8mW)
   3.3V @ 453mA
   1.8V @ 913mA

   1.5V @ 241mA
   1.05V @ 272mA
*  Above does not include POE. 

Optional Power over Ethernet (PoE)
48VDC POE power is sourced through an external wall AC/DC Adapter, which is then plugged into a power connector located on the front of the PC Bracket.  Power is not sourced through the PCIe Bus.

  IEEE 802.3 AF IEEE 802.3 AT
Watts per port Up to 15.4W Up to 25.5W
Amps per port 350mA 600mA
Auto Detect PoE Yes Yes
AC/DC Adapter Characteristics INPUT:  100-240V
50-60Hz, 2.5-1.2A

OUTPUT:  48VDC, 4.6A

Provided with AC/DC Adapter Assembly is a
North American 110V Wall Power Cable. Other Country assemblies can be purchased separately by contacting your local AEI Reseller.

AC/DC Adapter is manufactured in China, and kitted-up in the USA. All other assemblies are manufactured in the USA.

The IEEE considers PoE to be low power


This AEI-e810C provides powered device (PD) discovery, classification, current limit, DC and AC load disconnect detections in compliance with the IEEE 802.3af & at standards.   Moreover, other technical features include: overcurrent protection and port shut down, short circuit detection and more.