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Amped Wireless Debuts SMB-Friendly Gigabit PoE Switches

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Sometimes you simply need a device to get the job done. You may find this to be true even more so when working with an expanding small to medium sized business (SMB). Amped Wireless has released three gigabit speed network switches with SMBs in mind with the G8SW, G16SW and GP48SW.

"We are excited to reach out to more users and businesses with the introduction of the ProSeries Gigabit Switches," said Lacey Neddo, Brand and Marketing Manager of Amped Wireless. "These additions to our ProSeries are a simple and efficient way to expand any network without bogging down data transmission speeds."

All three switches offer gigabit connection speeds, as well as Amped Wireless' "Amped Green" power saving feature. Amped Green enables a sort of 'rest' mode during times of low traffic throughout the day.

The G8SW and G16SW offer 8 ports and 16 ports, respectively. The G8SW is well-suited for desk space due to its size, while the G16SW will most likely need to be mounted as a 19-inch rack unit. Both switches offer a fairly standard set of features, such as plug and play functionality, and a metal casing. However, at $99.99, the 16-port G16SW is an affordable way to expand network connectivity within your business.

The GP48SW is a second 8-port offering. What sets it apart is power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities. PoE transfers power and a network connection over a single cable. The feature is mostly used for IP cameras, IP phones, and to power some network access points. Four of the GP48SW’s eight ports support PoE. In total, the switch can output up to 80 W for powering PoE devices.

The GP48SW also supports both full- and half-duplex connections, as well as MDI/MDI-X auto crossover. With the GP48SW priced at $119.99, an operation looking for a PoE-capable switch would be hard-pressed to find a more affordable option. All Amped Wireless switches also support 10- and 100Mbps connections.

Amped Wireless offers a range of network devices, including routers, access points (indoor and outdoor), extenders and adapters. The switches will ship next week. For more information on the company’s new line of gigabit switches head to the ProSeries Switch product page.