The DrayTek VigorSwitch P1092 8-Port PoE+ Ethernet Switch providing all ports with full-power PoE and four of them with extended power PoE+ (802.3at). PoE is ideal for any PoE-enabled devices, including:
IP telephones (for example as part of an IP PBX)
Wireless access points
IP Cameras (Network cameras)
Any other device supporting PoE (802.3af / 802.3at)
All 8 ports are full speed Gigabit (1000Mb/s) Ethernet; as well as ensuring that your wired Ethernet devices get maximum speed, Gigabit on PoE is is particularly useful on a network where your PoE devices are providing Gigabit devices to a secondary device, for example, IP phone to desktop PC using their loop/passthrough support if it supports Gigabit Ethernet. Of course, regular, non-PoE devices can connect to the switch so they will also still take advantage of the Gigabit speed so ideal for a mixed environment. The P1090 includes the rack mounting bracket/kit as standard.
PoE - Power over Ethernet
PoE+ is a higher power version of PoE, required for some devices which require up to 30W, such as some external IP cameras or wireless transmission systems. PoE alleviates the need for local power supplies at the equipment location, instead of providing the power to the unit over the Ethernet cable, with the data. Using PoE reduces clutter (multiple PSUs) and enables your equipment to be positioned where there is no power outlet. Using PoE also enables you to remotely reboot a device without having to climb up to or go to the device - just remove its Ethernet cable from the switch.
All ports are auto-sensing, meaning that they will only provide power when they detect a PoE device. That saves power and prevents compatibility issues or possible damage/hazard. The VigorSwitch P1090 is designed to meet its full specification - i.e. it can genuinely deliver the stated power, to all 8 ports simultaneously without overload or power being reduced on any ports. The P1090 can be rack-mounted (brackets included) or operated on a desk/shelf. The unit is carefully engineered to be reliable and maintenance-free.
VigorSwitch P1090 with rack-mount brackets (included)