Tripp Lite Expands Line of PDU Ethernet Switch Combos Merging a PDU and unmanaged network switch into a single 1U device, the new models offer 12 outlets and 24-Gigabit Ethernet ports.RS Staff ⋅ Aug 3, 2015 Tripp Lite has expanded its exclusive line of space-saving PDU Ethernet Switch Combos. Merging a PDU and unmanaged network switch into a single 1U device, the new models offer 12 outlets and 24-Gigabit Ethernet ports. Eight of the ports on the new PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) model have the capability to provide up to 30 watts of power per port for devices such as VoIP phones, wireless access points and surveillance cameras. The PoE+ model also includes two SFP ports for optical network uplink to additional units. All of the PDU Ethernet Switch Combos have green Ethernet technology, which detects the length of a connected network cable and adjusts power consumption accordingly. These are ideal for server rooms, network closets, applications using wall-mount network cabinets and any environment where rack space is at a premium. “Our newest PDU Ethernet Switch Combos give IT managers additional options to get the features they need for their specific application,” said David Posner, Tripp Lite product manager. “With Power over Ethernet, users have enhanced functionality without compromising the space-saving 1U design.” SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.