PoE switches designed for power-hungry applications

Networking infrastructure vendor D-Link has launched two new Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches designed for demanding, power-hungry applications.

D-Link has announced two new unmanaged, rack-mountable, 10/100 PoE switches – the 8-port DES-1008P+ and the 16-port DES-1018MP. According to the vendor, both devices are designed for applications that require full PoE power on all ports simultaneously, such as surveillance networks with power-hungry IP cameras, or wireless network infrastructures powering 802.11ac access points.

“Some IT professionals and system integrators prefer to future-proof their networks by deploying PoE switches with full power budgets,” said Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, in a statement. “D-Link’s new DES-1008P+ and DES-1018MP give them that peace of mind.  Even though they may not need all that power today, they can rest easy knowing it will be available when their networking requirements change tomorrow.”

  • The DES-1008P+ features eight 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet PoE+ ports supporting 802.3at (30W), with aa total PoE power budget of 140 Watts allowing it to comfortably handle 15.4 Watts of PoE on all eight ports simultaneously.
  • The DES-1018MP features 16 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet ports supporting IEEE 802.3af (15.4 Watts). Its 246.4 Watt power budget allows all 16 ports to drive 802.3af devices simultaneously, and a smart fan automatically adjusts itself to reduce power consumption and noise.

Both devices feature a rugged metal housing and can be desktop or rack mounted, and come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Both are available now through the D-Link channel.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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