EC: LNP-602AGH-T 6-port industrial unmanaged PoE switch
Network integration – Ethernet hardware: The LNP-602AGH-T from Aaxeon Technologies is an industrial Ethernet switch with four PoE+ gigabit ports and two SFP ports that can provide up to 30 W of power to each injector port. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
The success of PoE has prompted a new IEEE specification, which allows for higher power levels to be delivered from power sourcing equipment to powered devices. PoE+ promises to continue supporting IEEE 802.3af but will also deliver more power to enable a new breed of PoE products. Aaxeon Technologies' six-port industrial unmanaged PoE switch, the LNP-602AGH-T, is compliant with the standard IEEE 802.3af PoE as well as the IEEE 802.3at PoE+ design that can supply up to 30 W output per port, therefore increasing the number of devices that can potentially be powered via PoE. The LNP-602AGH-T eliminates the need for separate switches/injectors and provides the benefits of more reliable power, greater deployment flexibility, and more advanced and dynamic power capabilities. This switch also offers GigE copper ports that can support 802.11 n AP with up to 300 Mbps throughput.
The market for industrial PoE devices is growing rapidly. Aaxeon’s LNP-602AGH-T is one of the first industrial PoE+ switches on the market to support outdoor camera applications, industrial wireless applications, and various other industrial PoE applications. Because of its higher wattage capability, the LNP-602AGH-T can support higher powered devices such as IP cameras with PTZ control and 802.11 n AP with dual high-power radios that continue to appear more frequently as the market advances. This product has a broad range of certifications and classifications yet is still priced as an affordable industrial solution, allowing it to be utilized in multiple applications. Aaxeon is proud to offer a 5-year warranty and free technical support on the LNP-602AGH-T to any customer, guaranteeing reliable service and customer satisfaction.
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