FS 24 Port PoE Switch Introduction

PoE switch is becoming more and more popular with the ever increasing demand for high capacity and flexibility in various applications. It is available with 8, 16, 24 and 48 ports. Among them, 24 port model is the most popular and economic one in the market. So today we’ll focus on the part of 24 port PoE switch.

What Are the Options for FS 24 Port PoE Switch?

PoE is a technology that lets Ethernet cables carry electrical power in the process of data transmission. PoE switch is a power sourcing equipment (PSE) that has Power over Ethernet setting built-in to provide centralized function of data transmission and power supply for network terminals over one single cable simultaneously. FS 24 port PoE switch is designed with 24×10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 Ethernet ports, 2×combo port, 1×console port and 2 Gigabit SFP slots.

24 port PoE switch

Figure 1: This photo shows the front panel of 24 port PoE switch by FS.

FS recommends two types 24 port PoE+ (Power over Ethernet Plus) managed Ethernet switches to provide high-quality and efficiency networks: S1400-24T4F 24 port Gigabit PoE+ managed switch and S1600-24T4F 24 port Gigabit PoE+ managed switch.

Table below shows product details of S1400-24T4F and S1600-24T4F.

P/N S1400-24T4F S1600-24T4F
Rate Level 1G switch 1G switch
Switching Capacity 52Gbps 52Gbps
Max. Power Consumption 400W 600W
Gigabit RJ45 Ports 24 24
SFP Ports 4 4
SFP+ Ports N/A N/A

There is no much distinction between the two versions of FS 24 port PoE+ managed Ethernet switch except the power capacity. One is 400W whereas the other is 600W. The suggestion is that if you need to power more devices, a S1600-24T4F would be a better choice.

What Are the Applications of 24 Port PoE Switch?

FS 24 port PoE managed switch provides the benefits of security, management efficiency and superior performance, which makes it a natural fit for SME (small and medium enterprise) and start-up business solution. It is commonly applied to three powered devices (PD): VoIP phones, IP camera and wireless access points (AP).

24 port PoE switch application

Figure 2: This photo illustrates the application of FS S1600-24T4F PoE switch for IP phones and desktops.

What Are the Advantages of 24 Port PoE Switch?

Cost and Time Efficiency

FS S1400-24T4F and S1600-24T4F PoE switch is free from electrical power cable, which reduces the extra time and expense for installation.

Flexibility

PoE switch breaks the tether of local electrical wiring, thus can be placed in any place they are needed, in a rack, on a wall or on desktop. The Auto-MDI/MDIX also makes it backward compatible with traditional network devices.

Reliability

Different from traditional distributed wall sockets, FS 24 port PoE switch is specified by worldwide PoE standards, both IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at. It can safely supply other PoE compatible devices such as Cisco IP phones.

High Capacity

FS 24 port PoE switch has 24 ports, which means you can connect up to 24 power-hungry PDs to network at the same time.

Conclusion

FS 24 port PoE switch is best fit for SMEs and start-up companies which require for VoIP phones, IP camera and wireless APs. It not only upgrades your network to a higher-capacity system, but also centralizes the cabling function for power supply and data transmission. So why not set up and upgrade you network right now?