The DGS-1008P PoE Gigabit Desktop switch provides a cost-effective way for office users to easily connect and supply power to Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices such as wireless access points (APs), IP cameras, and IP phones. It also provides the opportunity to add additional Ethernet devices like
computers, printers, and Network Attached Storage (NAS) onto a network. This compact PoE switch is equipped with Gigabit ports for faster speeds and operates quietly, making it ideal for use in virtually any room or office. In addition, D-Link’s Green Ethernet technology saves power when the switch is active and inactive.
Plug and Play Power over Ethernet (PoE)
The first four ports of the DGS-1008P support the IEEE 802.3af PoE standard. Each of these four ports can supply up to 15.4 Watts, making it a very convenient solution for applications that are far away from power outlets, or when it is necessary to minimise the clutter of extra power supplies. The
switch will automatically detect the power that a connected PoE device requires so no configuration is needed. A failsafe mechanism will cut off the power in case of an unexpected PoE overload, protecting both the switch and the connected device.
Cable diagnostics function
Every time the DGS-1008P is powered up, it runs a micro diagnostics routine to check the integrity of the connected Ethernet cables. If a failure is detected, the switch will flag it by means of its front panel LEDs, making it easy for the user to troubleshoot wiring problems.
QoS (Quality of Service)
Despite being an unmanaged, Plug and Play switch, the DGS-1008P is able to classify network traffic by assessing the existing 802.1p and DSCP fields in the Ethernet frames and IP packets respectively, and forward traffic from its ports depending on their priority. This allows for a smooth integration of video, voice and data traffic without delays or loss of quality.