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Managed PoE Switches

VERSITRON's Managed PoE switches provide enhanced functionalities and management capabilities for Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit networks. They simplify the deployment of network devices by eliminating the need for separate power sources. PoE powered managed switch supports Layer 2 or Layer 2+ networking, making them well-suited for challenging environments such as factory floors.

If you aim to boost security, reliability, or performance, our managed PoE switches offer advanced security features and Quality of Service support. These switches prioritize network traffic and ensure security against unauthorized access and attacks, while also offering control to enhance your network infrastructure.

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What are Managed PoE Switches?

Managed PoE switches are network switches equipped with tools and functionalities to remotely power, configure, and manage PoE-enabled devices. In addition to providing power over Ethernet functionality, these switches offer advanced features for network management and security, such as VLAN support, Quality of Service prioritization, and port mirroring.

Key Features of PoE Powered Managed Switches

  • Granular Control: Configure settings like port speed, security protocols (VLANs), Quality of Service for prioritized traffic, and more.
  • Advanced Monitoring: Gain real-time insights into network performance, identify bottlenecks, and troubleshoot issues remotely.
  • Security Enhancements: Implement features like Access Control Lists (ACLs) to restrict network access and firewalls for added protection.
  • Remote Management: Access and configure the PoE powered managed switch remotely using a web interface, command-line interface (CLI), or SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).

Applications of Managed PoE Switches

  • IP Camera Systems: Centrally manage power and network settings for security cameras.
  • VoIP Phone Systems: Ensure reliable power and prioritize voice traffic for clear communication.
  • Wireless Access Points: Configure PoE power delivery and manage wireless network settings for efficient Wi-Fi coverage.
  • Building Automation Systems: Control and monitor building automation devices like access control systems and environmental sensors.
  • Industrial Automation: Power and manage industrial automation equipment such as PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and SCADA systems (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).

Selecting the Perfect Managed PoE Switch

  • Port Count: How many PoE devices do you need to connect, and how much room is required for future expansion? Consider switching to additional ports to accommodate growth.
  • PoE Budget: This defines the total power available for connected PoE-enabled devices. Factor in individual device power requirements and choose a Managed Power over Ethernet switch with a PoE budget exceeding your current needs.
  • Essential Features: Look for functionalities like VLANs for network segmentation, Quality of Service for prioritizing critical traffic (e.g., VoIP calls), and port security to restrict unauthorized access.
  • Advanced Features: For complex networks, consider switch offering features like static routing, SNMP for integration with network management tools, and robust security protocols.
  • Access Control: A PoE powered managed switch allows the implementation of access control lists (ACLs) to restrict unauthorized traffic and enhance network security.
  • Authentication Protocols: Look for a switch supporting secure authentication protocols like 802.1X for added security.
  • Brand Reputation and Warranty: Opt for reputable brands known for reliability and choose a switch with a sufficient warranty period.
  • Management Interface: Evaluate the user interface for ease of configuration and ongoing network management. Web-based interfaces are generally user-friendly.
  • Budget: Managed PoE switches are more expensive than unmanaged options. Determine your budget and prioritize features that align with your network's needs.
  • Research Compatibility: Ensure the switch is compatible with your network devices and PoE standards (802.3af, 802.3at, or 802.3bt).
  • Consider Layer Options: Switches are offered in Layer 2 (primary) and Layer 2+ options.

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