Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches have gained popularity in recent years, owing to their simple designs and performance efficiency. These switches assure easy dual connectivity—network and power connectivity—through a single cable. PoE switches manufactured by VERSITRON are one of the most efficient solutions for PSE (power source Ethernet) devices. Featuring rugged construction, these industrial PoE switches can withstand varying temperature conditions, shock, vibration, and other conditions. Their compact designs combined with critical networking and smart PoE management features make them an ideal choice for various industrial applications.
PoE or Power Over Ethernet is a technology that offers power and network connectivity for PoE-powered devices over a single network cable. A PoE switch features an integrated PoE Injection. The switches are distinguished as PoE and PoE+ according to the electrical power they carry. These switches possess different current carrying capacities. For instance, a PoE switch can provide 15.4W power to the Ethernet port, while a PoE+ switch provides 30W to the Ethernet port.
Does that mean the switch delivers the entire power that it receives to the devices connected to it? The answer is no. A PoE switch delivers only 12.95W to devices connected to it. However, the PoE+ switch can deliver 25.50W to the device connected to it. In short, PoE+ switches can deliver almost two times more power than PoE switches.
What Are Hardened PoE switches?
Hardened PoE switches are a special type of industrial PoE switches designed to survive ambient temperatures and harsh environments. Unlike other regular industrial-grade PoE switches, these hardened switches can withstand temperatures ranging from -40°F to 167°F (-40°C to +75°C). These switches are suited for noisy environments or harsh environments where they may be subjected to vibrations.
What Are the Advanced Features of Industrial PoE/PoE+ Switches Offered by VERSITRON?
VERSITRON provides industrial managed PoE switches in 10-port, 5-port, and 4-port configurations. These switches feature built-in fiber and copper ports. Let’s review the advanced features of each of these industrial managed PoE switches.
10-Port Gigabit Industrial PoE Switch: This switch comprises 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports and 100/1000 Mbps SFP slots. They provide SNMP and in-band features. This industrial grade PoE switch features copper ports with auto-MDI/MDI-X detection and auto-negotiation. PoE supports DIN rail, standalone, and panel mounting connectivity with SFP ports.
4-Port 10/100/1000 Industrial Managed Switch: This industrial managed PoE switch features 2 PSE PoE+ Ports and 2 100M/1G Fiber SFP Slots. There are 2 ports of 10/100/1000 with RJ45 connectors. These RJ45 ports assure 30W of PoE+ power, and are ideal for powering video phones, IP cameras, industrial sensors, and so on. However, the SFP slots allow users to use singlemode, multimode, and single fiber optic cable in 100 Km distances. These industrial PoE+ switches are equipped with management features such as STP, MSTP, and RSTP, storm control for MC/BC/UC packets, static MAC configuration, etc.
5 Port PoE Switch - Fiber Optic - 10/100 Industrial: This 5-port industrial network PoE switch can perform in extreme temperature environments. The PoE switch assures high emission and immunity performance for applications used in high vibration or extremely noisy environments. Unlike the 4-port 10/100/100 industrial managed PoE switches, these industrial grade 5-Port PoE switches are unmanaged.
Benefits of Using Industrial PoE Switches
There are several benefits of using industrial PoE switches from VERSITRON. The following pointers will help illustrate this:
Our industrial network PoE switches will help you achieve high-speed network connections, as well as deliver power using a single port. This eliminates the need for additional accessories and help you save on extension cables, extra outlets, and so on.
Industrial managed PoE switches possess power management features. Owing to these features, the switch automatically detects the power required for each PD and delivers the power accordingly.
Intelligent power monitoring of these PoE switches helps utilize the power efficiently and save money.
Auto-MDI/MDX in auto-negation setting helps eliminate the need for crossover cabling.
Owing to reduced accessories you can also save on deployment costs as well as labor.
Our PoE switches are built to 802.3af standards and PoE+ switches to IEEE 802.3at standards.
Advantages of Using Industrial PoE+ Switches and Hardened PoE Switches
Our PoE+ switches and hardened PoE switches are used in various industrial applications. They have gained immense popularity over the years due to the following features:
Our hardened PoE switches find applications in harsh environments.
They provide Layer 3 or Layer 2 networking for various types of Ethernet Networks such as Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet.
VERSITRON’s PoE+ fiber switches can be used with CAT 5 cabling for maximum data transmission.
This utilization of CAT 5 cables helps reduce power dissipation and negates changes of impedance.
They can support pan/tilt/zoom cameras, alarm systems, video IP systems, and advanced technologies like video conferencing devices, and so on.
Our PoE+ fiber switches feature auto-update of mac address learning.
They can store and forward data effectively.
Tips for Selecting Industrial PoE Switches for Your Application
You will find a variety of industrial grade PoE switches/PoE+ switches with VERSITRON. Owing to their diverse specifications, the selection may get difficult. The following tips will help you make the right selection.
We provide these switches in various port counts to meet your application requirements. The selection of the right switch will depend on the number of end devices to be connected to it.
Always choose switches with higher port counts as they will help you meet burgeoning enterprise networking requirements.
Focus on the data transfer rates required by your application. Our network switches can support 10/100/1000Base-T speeds or even faster speeds.
Ensure that the PoE+ switches that you choose support power supply needs of the devices connected to it.
You can choose PoE switches if you are planning to power wireless applications in the office such as IP phones, surveillance cameras, and so on. However, PoE+ switches are the best choice if you wish to invest in high-end systems in your enterprise.