VigorSwitch P2260 - 24 Port Managed Switch with PoE
The VigorSwitch P2260 is a high-performance fully-managed layer 2 Ethernet switch. Its specification is packed with advanced features to aid reliability and switching performance to your network. The P2260 has 26 Ethernet Ports (24 Fast Ethernet, 2 Gigabit) and two SFP ports (for fibre connection modules). The units can be stacked, meaning that up to 16 can be linked and managed from one web interface. Features for Quality of Service (QoS), VLANs and network/switch security provide additional flexibility.
The VigorSwitch P2260 is a PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch. The used wires on the RJ45 connector are used to carry power to the remote device so that the connected device does not need its own local power supply (e.g. mains adaptor). This is particularly useful for devices such as IP Telephones or IP Cameras where local power may not be available but also where an extra PSU would add unnecessary clutter and increased power consumption.
The DrayTek P2260 has two SFP (Fibre Module) ports. In comparison to 'copper' (RJ45), using fibre for uplinks provides longer range and reliience from electrical interference. Each of the two ports can be used instead of the corresponding copper port (Ports 25 and 26). The SFP port provides compatibility with your choice of SFP module and therefore the most appropriate fibre technology for your application.
The VigorSwitch P2260 is a fully managed Layer 2 switch, not a basic 'Smart Switch' (which is typically an unmanaged switch with some monitoring/control features). A comprehsive GUI (Web Interface) provides intuitive control and monitoring of the switches features.
The Web interface of the switch shows a static snapshot visual represenation of port status.