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24-port gigabit Ethernet unmanaged POE+ switches with up to 380W power budget


Johannesburg, 07 Feb 2020
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NETGEAR’s powerful new switches offer high POE power budgets on an unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switch at 190W and 380W. The NETGEAR GS324P 24-port Gigabit Ethernet unmanaged POE+ switch provides 190W POE budget across, and 16 ports POE+ with an additional eight non-POE ports, while the GS324PP 24-port Gigabit Ethernet unmanaged high-power POE+ switch has a 380W POE power budget across all 24 ports to connect to the user’s existing core network.

Both of these new models are cost-effective and powerful switches with the best cost per POE budget ratio. The compact design makes both switches an ideal option for any business or home, featuring desktop or rackmount for flexible placement. NETGEAR’s unique ‘POE Power Auto-Balance and Allocation’ POE technology automatically balances the POE power allocated to each port based on the device needs, independent of POE class detected.

“This results in optimal power allocation and energy efficiency across POE ports. These models deliver the power the device needs, at the most granular level, allowing for more powered devices to be connected (vs standard, class-only unmanaged POE switches),” says Tobie van Schalkwyk, product manager for NETGEAR switch solutions at Duxbury Networking.

The global POE market is expected to offer significant growth in the coming years as widespread adoption of IP telephony and increasing demand for network security cameras are projected to drive industry demand. The current list of common business tools that are now capable of leveraging POE is extensive and includes items such as: VOIP phones, IP security cameras, wireless access points, proximity sensors, door locks and other IOT devices. Wave 2 802.3ac wireless access points and pan-tilt-zoom cameras offer features such as night vision, built-in motion tracking, and HD options, which also require POE+ power (802.3at), increasing the power demands from the POE supplying switch.

“With the growth of POE products on the market, NETGEAR is keeping step with demand by developing more switches to address the growing market needs,” says Van Schalkwyk. “Duxbury is pleased to deliver the first high-power unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet 24-port POE+ switches on the market with POE power auto-balance and allocation. These new members of the unmanaged switch family enable deployment of POE+ ports exactly where you need them. Additionally, the compact design makes these new switches ideal for any home or business environment.”

The GS324PP and GS324P come with the same powerful features of all NETGEAR plug-and-play unmanaged 300 series switches:

  • Plug-and-play – Simple set-up with no software or configuration needed.
  • Robust metal case – Built to last, with anywhere placement and quiet operation.
  • Easy-monitoring – Per port LEDs for port activity and speed and for POE indication, power, fan status and POE Max system LEDs to indicate when full POE budget has been used.
  • Gigabit Ethernet – 24 auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports with up to 48Gb non-blocking switching.
  • POE auto-balance – unique POE technology automatically balances the POE power per port based on the device needs independent of POE class detected. They deliver the power the device needs, at the most granular level for the best energy efficiency.
  • Three-year warranty – worry-free warranty with 90-days free 24/7 tech support.

For more information, contact Duxbury Networking, +27 (0) 11 351 9800, info@duxnet.co.za, www.duxbury.co.za.

Editorial contacts
Allyson Koekhoven write-on@iafrica.com
Dean Matteucci (+27) 011 351 9800 dmatteucci@duxnet.co.za
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