NETGEAR, Inc. has introduced four new Gigabit switches with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE+)and SFP ports for fiber uplinks. These switches expand the second-generation family of Smart Managed Pro Switches purposely designed for converged networks where voice, video, data, and IoT are all carried on a single network platform, with maximum security.
Within small and medium-sized organizations — such as: hospitality, catering, education, and retail industries — there is growing deployment of VoIP phones, IP security cameras, video-over-IP endpoints, proximity 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 a network manager can add power-hungry devices to the network with a single wire for power AND connectivity. Increasing the power demands on PoE switches are 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points as well as pan-tilt-zoom HD surveillance cameras with features such as night vision and built-in motion tracking, which require PoE+ power (802.3at).
“Our long history of working with small and medium businesses to develop customized solutions tell us that they are looking for the best combination of features, performance and value,” said Richard Jonker, Vice President, product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR. “This is why NETGEAR launched four new Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switches with PoE+ across ALL ports to support SMB switching needs for wireless converged networks, IP surveillance, IP telephony and IoT. When you add in our industry-leading warranty policy and lifetime support options, these switches present an attractive, enterprise-class package at an SMB budget.”