Deploying 48-Port Gigabit PoE Managed Switch in Different Networks
As we know, the power over Ethernet (PoE) technology is developed to meet the demand for connectivity to network devices like IP cameras, IP access points and voice over IP (VoIP) phones. Tile Spacers technology provides both data connection and power supply for these devices through only one Ethernet cable, which greatly simplifies the deployment of PoE devices. PoE network switch, such as 8-port Gigabit PoE switch and 24-port Gigabit PoE switch, are hardware devices used to connect these PoE appliances. Among them, 48-port Gigabit PoE managed switches are popularly used in LAN environments.
Due to its high port count and high capacity, 48-port PoE switches are able to provide connections to multiple PoE nodes, which makes it a favorite when used as an access layer switch. 48-port Gigabit PoE switches can sufficiently support applications in different networks, including that of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), public areas, schools and hospitals, etc. As for a 48-port PoE Layer 2+ switch with 10GbE ability, such as FS S1600-48T4S, it can be used as a core switch in some middle-size networks.
The simplified management functions also facilitate in monitoring and configuring the switch.When used in the access layer, the 48-port Gigabit PoE switch can support multiple PoE and non-PoE network devices. Assume that an SMB has two office buildings located 100 meters from each other, and each building has a server rack. The first office now has 20 VoIP phones, 10 IP cameras, 10 IP access points and 40 computers, while the second building has double the number of devices. Here we will need not only 48-port PoE switches but also some Ethernet switches in the access layer.
For small and midsize networks, the 48-port Gigabit PoE L2+ switch can also be deployed in the core area. By implementing link aggregation, we can establish an aggregated high bandwidth link between the core switch and the access switch, so that the abundant end clients being connected by different access switches can communicate without blocking. For a 48-port Gigabit PoE switch with 10G fiber ports, it can not only do 4x10G aggregation between the core switch and the access switch with 10G fiber uplink ports, but also do 4x1000Mbps aggregation between the core switch and the Gigabit access switch.