Sunday, November 28, 2004

NETGEAR Offers Low-Cost PoE Switch and AP

NETGEAR announced the launch of its ProSafe 8 Port 10/100 Desktop Switch with 4 Port Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE, IEEE 802.3af ) capability and its PoE-enabled ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point. Power over Ethernet eliminates the need to place wireless access points near a power outlet or pay to install new power outlets to ensure optimum placement of the wireless connection.

The new 8 port Desktop switch with PoE can power up to four IEEE 802.3af-compliant IP-based devices such as wireless access points, VoIP telephones, surveillance cameras, and card scanners, while maintaining connectivity to standard 10/100 Mbps devices. It can provide power for up to four ProSafe Access Points, enabling the flexibility to place these access points high on walls or in ceilings where AC power is difficult to access. The switch has a list price of $181 while the AP has a list price of $250.


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