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PoE Switches

VERSITRON offers a variety of PoE switches with PoE+ capability. When a PoE+ network switch is utilized, 30 watts of power per port is provided as opposed to a standard PoE device, which only provides 15 watts of power per port. So for example, our model SG72870MP has 24-ports of 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports available providing a total of 370 watts of power across all ports. This means that a user can connect up to 12 PoE+ devices to the switch. We also offer an “enhanced” version of the SG72870MP, which provides a total of 740 watts across 24 ports.

What Are PoE Switches? 

PoE switches are Power over Ethernet switches with in-built Power over Ethernet functionality, which allow them to power devices easily. This functionality makes it easy to detect the power requirement of the devices connected to the switch and deliver power accordingly. Built to IEEE standards, these switches are ideal for all types of applications and they have transmission capability of 100 meters. These switches are also suited for networks featuring distributed switches. In such cases, PoE pass-through switches can be used. 


PoE switches with fiber optics are installed as intermediators in the PoE networks. These PoE switches control the flow of data in the network. The PoE network connection is not essential to be continuous, therefore, the switches let the data transmit via cable, only when it is required.

PoE+ switches are the advanced version of PoE switches. Generally, they are also known as PoE max. The major difference between PoE and PoE+ switches is the IEEE standards that define function protocols for these switches. For PoE switches, the transmission standard applicable is IEEE 802.3af whereas, PoE+ switches are governed by IEEE 802.3at standards. According to the IEEE 802.3at standards, the PoE+ switches are compatible with Cat5 cabling for max data transmission.

Due to the high demand for PoE and PoE+ switches in the Gigabit networks and fiber optic transmission networks, VERSITRON offers a range of Ethernet PoE switches that are suitable for varying industrial purposes.


PoE Switches Explained in Detail

PoE Switches are basically the connectors with ON/OFF protocol. These switches are installed in a network at several locations, in order to connect two or more devices with each other and for data sharing purposes. PoE switches with fiber optics are special devices as they are used for specific data transmission and control applications. This means a stream of data that is released from the server is not sent to all the devices at a time. The switches only open the transmission path for the device for which the information is addressed to. This way, the communication network is decluttered by the PoE switches. Also, due to our Ethernet PoE switches, inter-device communication gets organized, even if there are more than two devices are available.


What Devices Can Use PoE Switches?

The industrial devices that are powered by PoE are often connected to a transmission media via Ethernet PoE switches. Our Ethernet PoE switches are used in several industrial devices. The list of devices that can be integrated with VERSITRON PoE and PoE+ network switches is as follows.

  • IP Cameras
  • VoIP Phones
  • PTZ Cameras
  • Large displays/monitors/laptops
  • Remote Terminal Computers
  • IP Telephones
  • Door Access Systems

Beyond the list mentioned above, our Gigabit PoE+ switches are also used in point-of-sale systems and audio networking systems.


Features and Specifications of PoE/PoE+ Switches Analyzed

The features and specifications of VERSITRON’s PoE/PoE+ switches are listed below.

  • VERSITRON’s range of PoE and PoE+ switches are provided in a 1-8 port configuration for several industrial applications.
  • The Ethernet switches are compatible with several transmission rates. The data transfer rates of our PoE/PoE+ industrial switches are listed as follows.
    • Ethernet:  Our industrial switches offer 10 Mbps (Half-duplex) and 20 Mbps (Full-duplex) transmission rate over the Ethernet.
    • Fast Ethernet: The Fast Ethernet switches can transmit 100 Mbps (Half-duplex) and 200 Mbps (Full-duplex) rates.
    • Gigabit Ethernet: The gigabit Ethernet switches assure 2000 Mbps data transmission rate.
  • PoE/PoE+ switches are compatible with the following standards.
    • IEEE 802.3- 10BASE-T Ethernet
    • ANSI/IEEE 802.3 NWayAuto-Negotiation
  • The PoE/PoE+ features auto-update of mac address learning.
  • The transmission Method used in VERSITRON switches is Store and Forward.

What are types of PoE Switches?

PoE switches are distinguished into two types - managed and unmanaged switches. The following pointers will help you understand the difference between unmanaged and managed POE switches.

  • Managed PoE Switches: Managed PoE switches are the switches that permit mid-transmission protocol changes, control, and monitoring. These switches enable port consolation and control changed in between the data transmission process. This way, these switches enable strategic data transmission in the PoE network switches on the loop. The operation protocol of these switches is compatible with port switching, swapping, and port mirroring. Therefore, data transmission becomes comparatively more manageable for complex networks using these switches.
  • Unmanaged PoE Switches: Unlike managed PoE network switches, the unmanaged PoE switches work on pre-negotiated transmission protocol and ports. In these types of switches, once the transmission is started, the operator cannot make any change. These switches can conduct half-duplex or full-duplex transmission.

Advantages of VERSITRON PoE/PoE+ Switches

VERSITRON PoE/PoE+ switches are precision designed and are manufactured using the latest technologies. The advantages of our PoE/PoE+ switches are listed below.

  • VERSITRON’s PoE network switches are designed and manufactured according to IEEE standards.
  • Our Gigabit PoE+ switches are compatible with single-mode, multi-mode, simplex or duplex type of fiber optic transmission.
  • We offer full-time support and maintenance to the customers, therefore, maintenance and troubleshooting are no hassle for our buyers.

Benefits of Using PoE Switch with Fiber

Installation of VERSITRON’s PoE network switch with fiber optic cables or twisted cable networks offers the following benefits.

  • VERSITRON’s PoE Industrial switch with fiber optic cables make the transmission organized.
  • The PoE/PoE+ switches of any type, either managed or unmanaged, offer strategic data transmission and data transmission direction.
  • The Gigabit PoE+ Switches are especially suitable for advanced high-speed 10 Gigabit data transmission.

Industrial Applications of PoE/PoE+ Switches

VERSITRON’s PoE/PoE+ switches are used in the following applications.

  • IPTV Decoders
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • LED Lighting Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Digital Signage

Explain the basic Installation Process of Ethernet PoE/PoE+ switches

The process of ethernet PoE/ switch installation to a Network Video Recorder (NVR) is detailed in the following steps.

  • Connect an Ethernet cable in the path “LAN Port-to-PoE/PoE+ Switch-to- Router”.
  • Connect the supply cable to the switch and the surge detector.
  • Connect the IP camera to 1-8 ports on the PoE/PoE+ switch.
  • Ensure that the cameras are attached to NVR in order to record the video.

These 4 steps shall suffice to enable NVR connection by using VERSITRON’s Ethernet PoE switch.


Typical Applications of VERSITRON PoE+ Ethernet to Fiber Switches

With network reliability and redundancy, along with competitive price-to-performance ratios, our range of PoE+ switches to fiber are used across many industries including oil & gas, mining, IP surveillance, marine, and pharmaceutical just to name a few. Typical applications include:

  • IP Cameras
  • Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Access Points
  • Door Controls
  • Automation Equipment
At VERSITRON, we offer unmatched customer assistance, which in turn enable our customers to procure the correct model that best suits their application. This commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has helped us build a list of satisfied customers over the past 60+ years. If you would like to know more about our PoE+  network switches including our gigabit POE+ switches or other fiber optic switches please feel free to call (1-800-537-2296) or open a chat with our experts. We would welcome the opportunity to work with you!