Buffalo Technology is launching a range of Power over Ethernet (PoE) network switches aimed at small and midsized businesses.
The BSL-PS-G21xxM range of Smart Managed Layer 2 business switches is pitched at smaller companies, aimed at providing an easy solution for complex network expansions. The come with eight or 16 ports, with a maximum power supply of 30 watts per port.
The BS-POE series of Managed Layer 2 switches is aimed at larger firms, with extra features that include integrated security settings. They also have a maximum port power supply of 30 watts, with enough capacity for concurrent use of 2.4GHz and 5GHz with 1Gbps bandwidth, and are available with eight, 16 or 24 ports.
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Both series include PoE profiler functions, which automatically turn the switches on and off at a scheduled time or date, and with the Loop Guard warning function, which signals when a network problem arises.
Buffalo says that devices attached to the switches do not need to be within reach of a power outlet, and that only one local area network cable is required for both data and power. Other features include virtual local area network tagging and supported USB flash recovery.