Crestron has introduced its new 16-Port Managed Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch, built to handle today’s ever-expanding home and commercial networks as more sophisticated devices are connected.
The CEN-SWPOE-16 delivers a business-grade PoE switch that enhances high performance control networking in the most demanding environments, the company says. Featuring PoE on every port, remote management/monitoring of each port, touch screen control capability, and PoE+ for running power-hungry Type 2 devices, CEN-SWPOE-16 makes it easy to deploy a high-speed network of IP-enabled control processors, touch screens, DigitalMedia switchers, computers, mobile devices, audio processors, media servers, IP cameras, and other Ethernet devices, according to Crestron.
Using a single rack space, all 16 Gigabit capable ports supply maximum bandwidth for HD digital AV distribution and critical control data, providing an integrator-friendly end-to-end Crestron control solution.
“IP technology is the heart of Core 3 OS and our new 3-Series processors,” said Fred Bargetzi, Crestron vice president of technology. “The new 16 Port PoE switch makes it possible to implement guaranteed Crestron control and high-performance networking in the home, across a campus or across the globe, all manageable from a central location. The networked control platform has never been this powerful and this simple.”
Power over Ethernet is furnished across all 16 ports, providing a centralized power source for numerous PoE powered devices and eliminating the need for cumbersome power supplies and extra wiring. The CEN-SWPOE-16 provides full PoE from all 16 ports simultaneously and supports PoE+ from any port, delivering a maximum of 34.2 Watts per port up to a total of 255 Watts for all ports.
PoE at each port can be switched on and off from a Crestron control system, allowing unneeded equipment to be shut down any time, saving power when not in use. All ports are located on the rear of the unit while the front panel provides clear indication of each port’s status. A Web browser interface makes it easy to perform advanced configurations, while port mirroring capability allows for monitoring and fast troubleshooting.