An Ethernet network switch connects devices such as computers, printers and servers to a local area network (LAN) and allows the devices to communicate over the network. Unlike an Ethernet hub, which transmits the same data through every output, a network switch is more efficient because it sends data only to the devices designated to receive it.
- Many models combine the efficiency of an Ethernet switch with the convenience of an integrated PDU (power distribution unit) providing up to 12 surge-protected AC outlets
- Power over Ethernet models, commonly called PoE switches, pass electric power over the Ethernet cables to PoE-compatible devices, adding flexibility to your installation and reducing the time and cost of connecting the equipment
Tripp Lite's new line of network switches are energy efficient, easy to set up and offer many features to help you efficiently connect devices in your network. Tripp Lite's solutions include desktop unmanaged switches and managed switches.
One such solution is the NSS-G16D2, a fully managed 16-port Gigabit network switch with a basic PDU with Isobar Surge Suppression in one space-saving 1U rack-mount unit. This solution is ideal for monitoring and controlling a LAN and powering and protecting equipment in a small-to-medium distributed network. The NSS-G16D2 includes the following features:
- IP-MAC-Port-Binding, ACL, Storm Control
- Port Security, DHCP Snooping, 802.1x, L2
- WEB/CLI management, SNMP, RMON features
- 16 ports and 2 dedicated Mini-GBIC SFP slots
- Enterprise-level, security and layer 2 management
- Cost-effective form factor for small and medium businesses
- Built-in 8-outlet PDU
- 3860 Joule suppression rating, Diagnostic LEDs
If you need both PoE and a switch, Tripp Lite's network switches provide an excellent option, particularly for security applications. Tripp Lite's network switches can help you efficiently enable connectivity on your next project.