DrayTek VigorSwitch P1092 8-Port PoE+ Gigabit Switch
The VigorSwitch P1092 is a high-performance, Gigabit smart switch with PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) on 8 RJ-45 ports (plus 2 additional SFP ports).
All 8 ports are full speed Gigabit (1000Mb/s) Ethernet; as well as ensuring that your wired Ethernet devices get maximum speed, Gigabit on PoE is is particularly useful on a network where your PoE devices are providing Gigabit devices to a secondary device, for example IP phone to desktop PC using their loop/passthrough support if it supports Gigabit Ethernet. Of course, regular, non-PoE devices can connect to the switch so will also still take advantage of the Gigabit speed so ideal for a mixed environment. The P1092 includes the rack mounting bracket/kit as standard.
Power Over Ethernet
The VigorSwitch P1092 is a PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch, providing power to any PoE-enabled device, most commonly IP phones, wireless access points or IP cameras over the Ethernet cable. As well as removing the need for local (at the desk) power supplies, making for tidier installations, PoE ensures power efficiency, providing only the power needed.
Power is provided only when required. PoE also allows for installation of devices where there is no mains power (particularly useful for wireless access points).
The P1092 supports both standard PoE (802.3af) and High-Power PoE (802.3at) devices.
The DrayTek VigorSwitch P1092 can operate in standalone mode and be managed through its web interface or you need to manage and monitor the switch remotely, or have several DrayTek VigorSwitches to administer, you can centrally manage them with a DrayTek router which supports switch management.
This allows a DrayTek router which is directly connected to the switch to manage it. For more details on how this works and what it can do, see the ‘Central Management’ tab.
SFP Ports for Fibre Connectivity and Switch Uplinks
The DrayTek VigorSwitch P1092 has 2 Gigabit SFP module ports (labelled 9 & 10) which can be used in addition to the 8 RJ-45 ports. SFP slots are typically used for fibre transceivers. In comparison to ‘copper’ (RJ-45) cables, using fibre for connectivity provides longer range and resilience from electrical interference.
The SFP ports provide compatibility with your choice of SFP modules (not included) and therefore the most appropriate medium for your application.
SFP ports 9-10
Power over Ethernet Management
The VigorSwitch P1092 has a power budget for PoE of up to 110watts spread across RJ-45 ports 1 to 8, which allows for all ports to be used for PoE (dependent on each device’s power requirements). For example, if you were using our PoE-powered VigorAP 910c wireless access points, they typically use up to 12 watts, so it is within the P1092’s budget if you had 8 of them connected.
With smart power management, drawing only as much power as needed together with 802.1az compliance. If a non-PoE device is connected, that port’s PoE power is turned off which also avoids any potential damage to non-compliant devices.