New DrayTek 24 port Gigabit PoE Web Smart Managed Switch – VigorSwitch P1280
- Compliant with Central Management features of DrayTek Vigor devices for simplified network management
- 24 port Gigabit PoE Web Smart Managed Switch
- 24 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports with PoE+
- 4 x Gigabit RJ-45/SFP Combo Ports
- PoE ports 802.3at and 802.3af compliant providing up to 30W per port
- PoE power budget of 340 watts
- PoE Scheduling & Ping watchdog power cycle
- Port based and 802.1q tagged VLANs
- Voice and Surveillance VLANS with QoS (OUI Mode) providing improved call and video quality
- QoS with 8 queues for traffic prioritisation
- IEEE 802.3az (Energy-Efficient Ethernet) Compliant
- Support SNMP v1/v2c/v3 and Syslog for network monitoring
- Port Mirroring & Link Aggregation
- 2 years back to base warranty
The VigorSwitch P1280 is a 24 port Power over Ethernet (PoE) Gigabit Ethernet switch with an additional 4 Gigabit RJ-45/SFP combo ports. Each PoE port can provide up to 30 Watts of power which is sufficient to power devices such as wireless access points, IP phones and IP surveillance equipment.
With 56 Gbps switching capacity and 41.7 Mbps forwarding rate (64 bytes) this high-performance switch ensures rapid data delivery in modern day networks.
The auto Voice VLAN and QoS feature can be used to improve VoIP call quality on the network.
Up to 8 ports can be grouped using Link Aggregation to provide a high bandwidth link between cascaded switches.
In addition, the VigorSwitch can be centrally managed and monitored from a supported Vigor router which simplifies many configuration tasks.
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
The 24 ports of the VigorSwitch P1280 are 802.3at and 802.3af compliant providing up to 30W per port along with a total power budget of 300 Watts. This is enough to provide power using Ethernet cabling for a number of network devices such as wireless access points, IP phones, and IP cameras. PoE allows installation of these devices where no nearby mains power is available. This results in a reduction in the need for power cables and adapters, lowering the cost of installation.
PoE Power Saving
The VigorSwitch P1280 complies with IEEE 802.2az Energy-Efficient Ethernet to provide power saving. The switch will automatically detect idle clients and cable length to adjust the amount of power required. This green networking feature reduces power consumption.
Selected ports can be switched on and off according to a PoE time Schedule. This feature allows you to switch off devices that are not in use to save electricity or can be used to restart PoE devices.
PoE power is automatically switched off for switch ports that have a non-PoE device attached.
Flexible VLAN Options
The VigorSwitch P1280 supports both port-based and tagged-based VLANS which can be used to add security to your network and create workgroups within an organisation. This allows the network administrator to control LAN access and also reduce unnecessary network traffic.
Up to 256 VLANS are supported in the VigorSwitch P1280. In addition to 802.1q Tag-based VLANS, Auto Voice and Auto Surveillance VLANS are also supported so that traffic from an IP phone or an IP camera can be identified automatically without the need to specify each of their MAC address. The respective QoS (Quality of Service) policy can be applied easily to ensure the best call and video quality.
Other supported VLAN options included are:
- Management VLAN
- Port Isolation
The VigorSwitch P1280 has a number of security features to prevent the local network being overloaded by superfluous traffic. This includes Storm Control to limit the amount of broadcast and multicast traffic on each port, and DoS Defense to protect the network being flooded by malicious traffic.
Improving Performance by QoS
Heavy LAN traffic can affect critical or time sensitive applications such as VoIP or video streaming. The QoS feature of the VigorSwitch P1280 can prioritise critical or time-sensitive data so that it will not be affected by other traffic.
The VigorSwitch P1280 supports up to 8 traffic queues with customized weight to prioritise data using 802.1p CoS, DSCP, and IP Precedence parameters.
The Auto Voice VLAN and Auto Surveillance VLAN feature in the VigorSwitch P1280 is ideal for networks deploying IP cameras and IP phones.
Speed up the network by Link Aggregation
The VigorSwitch P1280 supports link aggregation using both static configuration and LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol). With Link Aggregation up to 8 LAN ports can be grouped to provide high throughput to cascaded switches. Up to 8 Link Aggregation Groups can be configured with each group having up to 8 port members.
Easy Setup & Monitoring
The VigorSwitch P1280 features a brand-new interface design making configuration and management much easier.
The dashboard displays an overview of the system status, usage and power usage of each port as well as other important details.
The responsive web design allows the switch to be monitored through devices having various screen sizes. (Check the GUI of VigorSwitch P1280 from Live Demo).
The VigorSwitch P1280 can also be managed through the Command-Line Interface (CLI) via Telnet or SSH, as well as SNMP and Syslog.
The VigorSwitch P1280 can be run in standalone mode and can also be managed using the Central Switch Management feature of Vigor Routers. This provides a central console to manage the VigorSwitches connected directly to the router. Functions that can be performed using Central Switch Management include provisioning, configuration, monitoring and maintenance of the VigorSwitch.
DrayTek VigorACS 2 management platform can also be used to manage the VigorSwitch from a central console *
*Available in a future firmware update