November 18, 2022
Ethernet switch is designed for one-to-many network communication, it makes up for the disadvantage of point-to-point media converter transmission, enhances network security at low cost, and reduces the trouble of wiring.
Common Ethernet switches are divided into two main categories, one is managed switches, and the other is unmanaged ones. Today we will focus on the functions of unmanaged switches.
1. It can be directly plugged and used without setting any programs, suitable for the internal network
2. Built-in QoS function to ensure stable operation
3. The price is lower than that of managed Ethernet switch
Generally, unmanaged switches are used in front-end or relatively simple optical fiber transmission systems.
For example, in home monitoring, an unmanaged switch with POE function is fully capable.
It can also be divided into commercial grade and industrial grade on the basis of IP protection grade.
At present, industrial switches are very popular in the market. On the one hand, the mature technology makes the price more acceptable, and on the other hand, the industrial grade has more stable functions, especially in in harsh environments.
For example, in projects with extreme weather, high humidity, or harsh environments, industrial-grade switches can operate more stably, with few crashes and packet loss.
Olycom Industrial Unmanaged Ethernet Switches offer different options such as 2 port media converter, 5 port gigabit network switch or SFP uplink 6 port fiber switch.
You are welcome to contact us for more information.