NETGEAR has announced four new Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ unmanaged switches (models GS516PP, GS524PP, GS516UP and GS524UP), with two 16-port and two 24-port units designed to provide the flexibility of rack-mount or desktop installation as well as a PoE mode selector on select models.
The new managed PoE+ switches, designed to supply larger PoE budgets, include Ultra60 PoE++ ports with up to 60 watts per port. The increased power budget for PoE++ ports is designed to allow the switches to power and provide connectivity for high-density WiFi 6 (802.11ax) wireless access points, 4K/8K pan-and-tilt IP surveillance cameras, PoE lighting, and PoE-powered loudspeakers.
“NETGEAR has recognized a clear market demand for greater PoE support with the category of smart business automation and smart home automation expanding,” explains Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for NETGEAR Business. “We continue to address this market trend by advancing our range of PoE switches with increased power budgets and unique features to carry the load of IoT devices that may be expected to be added to a network in the future.”
All NETGEAR PoE switches support IEEE standards, but in addition, the GS516UP and GS524UP switches also have a PoE mode selector on the front, enabling the capability to manually select either non-industry-standard “pre-802.3bt” or IEEE 802.3bt PoE++ implementations. This allows for the support of currently widespread “pre-802.3bt” devices such as UPoE devices, making this switch fully compliant with both implementations to cater to all use cases.
The four new switches also come with performance monitoring via per-port LEDs for port activity and speed, 16 or 24 auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports with 32Gb and 48Gb (respectively) non-blocking bandwidth, proprietary NETGEAR PoE technology designed to automatically balance the PoE power budget based on the device needs independent of PoE class detected. The switches deliver the power the device needs, at a granular level, for energy efficiency and connectivity
NETGEAR GS516PP. GS524PP, GS516UP and GS524UP are available and shipping now in the U.S.,, Europe and Asia with the following pricing;
GS516PP-100NAS – North America – $279.99
GS516PP-100EUS – Continental Europe, UK, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong – € 299.99, £259.99
GS516PP-100AJS – Australia, New Zealand and Japan – ¥36,578, $449.99 AUD
GS524PP-100NAS – North America – $349.99
GS524PP-100EUS – Continental Europe, UK, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong – € 329.99, £289.99
GS524PP-100AJS – Australia, New Zealand and Japan – ¥40,329, $499.99 AUD
GS516UP-100NAS – North America – $379.99
GS516UP-100EUS – Continental Europe, UK, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong – € 379.99, £329.99
GS516UP-100AJS – Australia, New Zealand and Japan – ¥45,644, $559.99 AUD
GS524UP-100NAS – North America – $429.99
GS524UP-100EUS – Continental Europe, UK, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong – € 459.99, £399.99
GS524UP-100AJS – Australia, New Zealand and Japan – ¥55,961, $689.99 AUD