Supporting both the 802.3at and 802.3af PoE networking standards, the T1500-28PCT 24-Port 10/100 Mbps + 4-Port Gigabit Smart PoE+ Switch from TP-Link can power a variety of PoE compliant devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, and much more. With a 180 watt PoE power budget and 30 watts of power per port even power hungry network devices can draw enough power from the network to eliminate the need for standalone power sources and adapters. With time based PoE settings power can be allocated to individual devices on an as needed basis, which in turn greatly reduces power consumption.
This 24-port switch features twenty four Fast Ethernet ports, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and two Gigabit SFP slots. Accompanying the various network ports are two fans to ensure the switch remains cool when operating at maximum capacity. A switching capacity of 12.8 Gbps ensures data moves about the switch quickly and efficiently while the 9.5 Mpps forwarding rate, 8k MAC address table, and 9 KB jumbo frame help to guide packets in the right direction to avoid network disruption.
Once configured, the T1500-28PCT offers a variety of Layer 2 features such as Link Aggregation Control Protocol, support for up to 512 VLANs, Port Isolation, and much more to give network administrators the tools needed to manage nearly every aspect of the network. TP-Link has also included various Quality of Service (QoS) functionality including four priority queues, 802.1P support, and more to simplify the process of bandwidth allocation to give data hungry devices and applications the bandwidth needed to function properly. Management and control of the network has also been simplified with support for both a web-based GUI as well as command line interface controls.