The EGS7228FP 24-Port Gigabit PoE+ Layer 2 Switch with 4 Dual-Speed SFP from EnGenius is a full featured Gigabit Ethernet Switch with comprehensive Layer 2 switching capabilities. The Layer 2 switch includes IGMP Snooping, MLD Snooping, Port Mirroring, Rapid Spanning Tree, Multiple Spanning Tree, Spanning Tree, VLAN group, Voice VLAN, ACL, 802.1X port security, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 and IEEE802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP).
The EGS7228FP switch provides 802.1Q VLAN support for improved convergence and bandwidth utilization. It automates the process of setting up VoIP devices on a network. Voice VLAN offers clear quality and efficient transmission for all voice communications while also providing a means of securing each broadcast domain, segregating them from each other. VLANs can be configured to segment departmental resources and can be implemented on an SMB network help to restrict access to sensitive information from one department to another.
The EGS7228FP supports IGMP Snooping, MLD Snooping, and VLAN for multicast applications. By passively snooping IGMP packets transferred between the Switch and the IP multicast host, registration information is recorded and sorted into multicast groups. The Switch can then intelligently forward traffic to only those ports that request multicast traffic.
MLD Snooping enhances efficiency in selective distribution by forwarding IPv6 multicast data to receiving ports, rather than flooding all ports in a VLAN. Priority queuing ensures high-priority traffic gets delivered efficiently, even during congestion from high traffic bursts. The ability to prioritize traffic ensures quality of latency-sensitive services and applications despite increasing traffic loads. For mission critical environments, the EGS7228FP switch supports 802.1D, 802.1w and 802.1s Spanning Tree Protocols (STP). STP allows users to configure the switch with a redundant backup bridge path, so transmission and reception of packets can be guaranteed in the event of any failed switch on the network.
The switch supports IEEE 802.1p QoS that automatically classifies and prioritizes compliant device traffic to ensure that time sensitive data such as VoIP is forwarded without delay. To help streamline networks, 802.1p Priority Tagging places a priority tag in a specified frame placing it in a priority queue once received and enabling it to be prioritized ahead of other frames. IEEE 802.1p enables administrators to assign and designate traffic priority. This process helps applications such as VoIP and video conferencing to be delivered clear and jitter-free.
The EGS7228FP also supports 802.1X port-based authentication, so IT managers can authenticate clients via external RADIUS servers. In addition, the Access Control List (ACL) feature enhances network security and protects the network by screening traffic from unauthorized MAC or IP addresses.
This high-performing switch also features non-blocking wire-speed architecture with a 56Gb/s switching capacity for maximum data throughput. The IEEE 802.3x Flow Control function allows servers to directly connect to the switch for fast, reliable data transfer. Network maintenance features include Spanning Tree and Cable Diagnostics for easy troubleshooting.
The EnGenius L2 Switch also includes SNMP (v1, v2 and v3) to collect and track data to monitor network health, manage devices, and more easily enforce critical IT controls and policies. The Switch’s Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) feature allows it and other network devices connected to it to announce and display their identity and capabilities on the local network, which helps IT managers better manage, troubleshoot or correct issues that may arise on the network.
The EGS7228FP is capable of conserving power without sacrificing operational performance. With the Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard, the network will automatically decrease its power usage when traffic is low with no setup required. The PoE Management feature lets IT managers control the PoE usage on each port so that unnecessary power consumption can be saved during off hours. The Switch can also detect the length of connected cables to automatically reduce power usage on shorter cable connections.
With a total power budget of 370W for the EGS7228FP, customers can choose to plug in up to 24 802.3at/af IP-based devices. Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) optimizes the installation and power management of network devices such as wireless Access Points (APs), Voice over IP (VoIP) phones, and IP-based surveillance cameras. In addition, the EGS7228FP’s Power-over- Ethernet (IEEE 802.3at/af) capabilities reduce installation time and costs for many new network productivity devices.
The Switch’s 4 SFP slots accept fiber transceivers for extending the wired network beyond the limitation of Ethernet cabling. This is especially useful for schools with satellite classrooms, for hotels and resorts, or other businesses with multiple building properties. The EGS7228FP includes bracketing hardware for mounting into a switch rack.