Managed switch :
The administrable switch is ideally positioned at the heart of the network for build a multilevel network infrastructure with a centralized access to the high speed servers. Designed to offer a high level of reliability and performance, it provides important features like an advanced QoS policy, high speed stacking, redundant supply, control of the MAC address table by port or even optimum security ((authentication or alert in case of failure).
Smart Managed Switche :
The smart switch appears to be a better deal between reliable and simple administration with a reasonable cost . It allows a complete control for achieving a reliable and effective network. An access to smart switch web server allows to parametrize the more common functionalities like the VLAN designing , the loop detection , consolidating links , flow controlling or priority management. The smart switch allows also to improve the network effectiveness thanks to defects detection and analysis , to get back statistics or some packages recorder in tryears mission reception. The Gigamedia smart switch is the brand for videoprotection.
Unmanaged Switche :
Unmanageable switch « Plug-and-Play » solution, does not require any specific competence , the unmanageable switch enables to create a network for small and middle enterprises It’s the simplest and the easiest solution to connect computers altogether, Example : IP cameras, wireless access points or other Ethernet peripherals among themselves .
The industrial switches, were made to be installed in a specific/hard industrial environment, where these networks expect a high level of reliability. Example : Anti Vibration/shock protection is highly required. These switches can be installed on a RAIL DIN Equipment's or OMEGA RAIL. Even if they were made to be installed in an industrial area like factories, they can be used in some place like warehouses, where there is a lot of dust and some big temperature variation time to time. So that's why it is recommended to use these switches in every places, where a simple desktop switch could be to weak to support an hard environment.
19in, rack-mountable :
The Rackmountable switche is supplied with a bracket kit to fix it in a 19’’ cabinet.
10in, rack-mountable :
The Rack-mountable 10” switche is supplied with a bracket kit to fix it in a 10’’ wall-cabinet. Example => 123 CONNECT solution
The PoE (Power Over Ethernet) allows to feed the IP Cameras via the copper cable (No power supply required). A PoE switch is able to deliver up to 15,4 W per port. And the "PoE+" Switche can deliver up to 30 Watts per port. The total PoE Budget of the switch will determine, how many ports of the same switche can deliver the PoE.
The PoE Budget is the Total power in watts that the switch can deliver to the client devices. (Example : IP Camera)
The GIGAMEDIA switches can have from 4 up to 24 ports. So to choose the right switch, first of all it will depending on how many equipment's you will connect to the switches.To increase the numbers of ports, you can combine / connect switches together.
Some of the GIGAMEDIA switches can support 1 or 2 optical fiber port. More often on the switche, there is a empty SFP slot, ready to receive a SFP Module (optical fiber). The SFP Module is in "LC" and is necessary to reach very long distance.
The SFP module can be insert in a switch or another active equipment, where an empty SFP slot is available. The SFP module allow to an active equipment to have a fiber optical port.
The throughput required by your switche will depend of the typology of your network.
The current throughputs today are the following :
- FAST ETHERNET = 100Mbps
- GIGABIT ETHERNET = 1000Mbps
On the switch where a fiber optical SC port is already included, you can directly plug your optical patch cord in "SC". No needs to add an optical module.