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Network Switches

November 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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Network Switches

To connect the various devices in your business network you will need switches or switching hubs as they are sometimes known.  At ilicomm, we offer a wide range of network switches for you to choose from with products available from many of the industry’s leading names, such as HP, Cisco and Netgear.

There are a number of different switches available, below is a brief description of these:

 

Unmanaged switches

These switches are ones most often found in home networks as they are plug and play devices that require no configuration. Computers and other devices in the network can be connected directly to an unmanaged switch.

 

Managed switches
Managed switches provide more control over a network with more advanced functions.  These switches are likely to be found in business and educational networks.

 

PoE Switches
Power over Ethernet switches allows data to travel with electrical power along a single cable.  PoE switches are especially useful for business and home security CCTV systems along with LAN access points.

 

Smart Switches
Not as versatile as a managed switch, smart switches nevertheless are ideal for smaller networks.  A benefit of using smart switches is that they are easy to use through a simple interface.

 

Transceivers & SFP Modules
SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) transceivers are, as the name suggests, small and compact.  SFP transceivers are hot-swappable and support high data rates.

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