What is a switch? Switches are devices designed for professional applications with high bandwidth, where a reliable data connection is required.
A switch is a device that controls LAN traffic by forwarding input data to the correct output according to ports and MAC addresses. Switches that support active or passive PoE. The active POE standard IEEE 802.3 af/at/bt, allows both data transmission and power supply of devices that are connected to the network via an Ethernet cable. Passive PoE is not compatible with IEEE802.3af, 802.3at and 802.3bt standards, so the device can be powered, for example, by a PoE injector.
A router is an active network device in computer networks that uses a process called routing to forward datagrams towards their destination according to their IP addresses. The router uses a routing table that contains the most advantageous paths to certain destinations and routing metrics connected to these paths. The router interconnects individual networks and allows access to the Internet. Routers can be wired and wireless. An Ethernet router typically connects to a wired WAN (ISP) receiver, while a wireless router receives a signal from 2G/3G/LTE/5G mobile WAN networks.
Switches are most often equipped with ports:
• 10 / 100Base-T this port achieves a transfer rate of 100Mbit / s
• 10/100 / 1000Base-T, its maximum transfer rate is 1000 Mbit / s
• SFP allows the connection of optical cables
SECTRON offers several types of industrial robust switches with different speeds and number of LAN or SFP ports.
We offer switches from TELTONIKA.