NETGEAR®, Inc. introduced 16-port and 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch additions with flexible Power over Ethernet (PoE) integrated technology. Businesses needing affordable solutions with a reasonable PoE budget can now deploy denser PoE+ devices and high-power PoE+ devices connected to a single switch, for energy efficiency as well as space and cost savings.
For small businesses it has become common for the network to be burdened with VoIP phones, IP security cameras, video-over-IP endpoints, sensors, LED lighting, secure access door locks, and other IoT devices. The dense proximity of these devices requires network switches capable of supporting PoE so users can add power-hungry devices to the network with the convenience of a single wire for power and connectivity. Wave 2 802.11ac wireless access points and pan-tilt-zoom HD surveillance cameras with features such as night vision and built-in motion tracking also require PoE+ power, increasing the power demands on switches supplying PoE.
With these additions to the NETGEAR Unmanaged Switch family, users can install PoE+ ports in any environment, exactly where they are needed. Their silent operation and small form factor, combined with the rack-mount and wall-mount accessories, give users the flexibility to place a switch in small cabinets, in a 19″ rack, on a wall, or on a desk.
These four plug-and-play switches have a built-in intuitive power selector and support optional interchangeable external power supplies that allow users to easily increase PoE budget at any time to provide devices with the power they need. With this feature in an unmanaged switch, users can start with a lower PoE budget and then cost-effectively increase it at any time, to grow along with business needs. If a business has to power more medium to high-power devices in the future, upgrades are easy by changing the external power supply. If users already have multiple power-hungry devices, they can go directly to the high-power version switch for the best PoE budget. NETGEAR has designed these switches to adapt as needs change.
- 8-Port PoE/PoE+ Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with 60W PoE budget (GS108LP)
- 8-Port PoE/PoE+ Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with 123W PoE budget (GS108PP)
- 16-Port PoE/PoE+ Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with 76W PoE budget (GS116LP)
- 16-Port PoE/PoE+ Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with 183W PoE budget (GS116PP)
For example, the GS116LP 16-port Unmanaged Switch with 76 watts is suitable for supporting up to 16 low-power devices such as VoIP phones. The GS116PP Unmanaged Switch with a 183 watt PoE budget handles power for eight high-power devices like access points, in addition to six low-power devices like VoIP phones.
Additional optional power supplies supporting 60 watts, 83 watts, or 123 watts of PoE power on the GS108LP/GS108PP, or 76 watts, 115 watts, or 183 watts for the GS116LP/GS116PP are available for purchase separately.
“These flexible, cost-effective switching solutions support growing businesses without requiring a big upfront investment. Other solutions in the market require additional add-on equipment purchases if you want to upgrade your PoE budget, and more often also require the purchase of an entirely new switch.” said Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR. “The NETGEAR laser-focus on innovation and continuous improvement is the reason we remain the longtime market share leader in small business switching products.”
Eight or 16 PoE/PoE+ Gigabit Ethernet Ports provide up to 30 watts per port to any power-hungry device. An LED activity indicator on each port allows users to check network activity status. Auto-negotiation between the switch and end devices means they automatically connect at the highest common speed.
These NETGEAR Unmanaged Switches include a ProSAFE® Lifetime Hardware Warranty including Lifetime Next Business Day shipping for part replacement and Lifetime Technical Support options.