NVT Phybridge is a global leader in Power over Long Reach Ethernet solutions. NVT Phybridge strives to help organizations maximize their IoT return on investment by providing high-quality PoE solutions that are robust, secure, and simple to implement. The award-winning CHARIoT series of long reach PoE switches and extenders help customers modernize to an IP-based network, transforming existing or new infrastructure into an IP path with power.

NVT Phybridge is a North American-based technology company with global reach dedicated to practical innovation. The number one priority is bringing innovative and affordable solutions to the market that are technologically advanced and practical for the customer. Learn more at www.nvtphybridge.com.


Quick Facts


  • Hundreds of thousands of customer users around the globe rely on our innovative technology every day to work efficiently and effectively.
  • Our valued clients span many industries, including education, government, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and more.
  • NVT Phybridge is recognized by many organizations, such as Gartner and CRN, for our innovative IP-enabling technology
  • We are proud to be the first company to introduce switch technology that delivers Ethernet and PoE over a single pair of wire with four times the reach of traditional switches.

Founding Story


Mr. Emmanuel founded Phybridge in 2006 after developing a long reach power over ethernet switch that he wanted to bring to market. Mr. Emmanuel developed the switch to address the infrastructure barriers that organizations faced as they tried to modernize from analog to IP communication.

Mr. Emmanuel was recognized for his innovative approach and lateral thinking. He had a proven track record of undertaking challenging projects and bringing them to completion successfully. Mr. Emmanuel was respected as a veteran in the telecommunications industry with over two decades of experience leading projects in Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia. His broad telecommunications experience encompassed legacy PBX, IP Telephony, wireless, and video. He held senior engineering positions at Unisys, Scientific Atlanta (a division of Cisco), and MCK Telecommunications. Mr. Emmanuel is recognized for his significant contributions to innovative designs, which resulted in enhanced corporate profitability. Mr. Emmanuel was a visionary who held several patents.

Richard Kasslack introduced Oliver Emmanuel to John Croce. In 2008, Mr. Emmanuel and Mr. Croce started Phybridge Inc. on a simple principle: bring innovative solutions to market that are practical and good for the customer and those who serve the customer. In March 2009, Phybridge Inc. released the UniPhyer switch, the world’s first network switch to deliver power and data over a single pair of unshielded twisted pair wiring with over 1,200ft (365m) reach.


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