power over Ethernet

What is the difference between inline power and power over Ether (POE)? And what is the preferable way for IP telephony?
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grbladesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Inline power means you are providing power over the ethernet cabling. There are various standards for this. Cisco have in the past used their own but the common standard is now 802.3af.
POE is the same as inline power but it implies the use of 802.3af.
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