TP-Link 18-Port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Easy Smart Switch with 16-Port PoE+ – TL-SG1218MPE
The TP-Link TL-SG1218MPE is an 18-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch with 16 PoE+ (Power over Ethernet Plus) ports.
- Port Configuration:
- 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports with PoE+ support: These ports can provide both data and power to PoE-compatible devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, and wireless access points.
- 2 Gigabit SFP/RJ45 combo ports: These ports can be used for uplink connections to other network devices or for fiber-optic connections using SFP modules.
- PoE+ Support:
- PoE+ (802.3at) delivers up to 30 watts of power per port, making it suitable for a wide range of PoE-enabled devices.
- Total PoE budget: The switch has a total PoE power budget, and it’s important to ensure that the total power required by connected PoE devices does not exceed this budget.
- Easy Smart Features:
- The “Easy Smart” features in this switch provide basic network management capabilities, including VLAN support, QoS (Quality of Service) settings, and IGMP snooping. These features help you optimize and prioritize network traffic.
- Rack-Mountable Design:
- The switch is typically designed for rack-mounted installation, making it suitable for use in server rooms or network closets.
- Energy-Efficient Design:
- The switch includes energy-efficient technologies such as IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet) to reduce power consumption when network traffic is low.
- Fanless Design:
- This switch often features a fanless design, which means it operates silently and is suitable for quiet office environments.
- Web-Based Management:
- You can configure and manage the switch through a web-based user interface. This interface allows you to set up and monitor various network settings.
- Security Features:
- The switch may provide security features such as MAC address binding, which enhances network security by allowing only specific devices to connect to the network.
- Quality of Service (QoS):
- QoS settings enable you to prioritize certain types of network traffic, ensuring that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and minimizing latency for time-sensitive applications.
- VLAN Support:
- VLAN (Virtual LAN) support allows you to segment your network into separate virtual LANs, improving network efficiency and security.
This switch is suitable for small to medium-sized businesses and organizations that require basic network management capabilities, PoE support for powering IP devices, and the flexibility to connect via copper or fiber-optic connections. Before purchasing, make sure to review the specific product specifications and ensure that it meets your networking requirements.