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Unique Mode Button Ease the burden of IP management

SmartE Series

Hardened Managed 5 to 16-Port Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Switch

  • Key Layer 2 management features
  • ‘Mode Button’ eases the burden of deployment
  • Supports QoS, VLAN and RSTP redundancy, web configuration
  • Dual rate SFP interface on gigabit models
  • UL 61010 certified for safety
  • Perfect for process automation, building automation, renewable energy, and automated fare collection systems

Fast Ethernet Models

SF300-055-port 10/100BASE-T(X)
SF300-088-port 10/100BASE-T(X)
SF300-06026-port 10/100BASE-T(X) + 2-port 100BASE SFP
SF300-1616-port 10/100BASE-T(X)
SF300-140214-port 10/100BASE-T(X) + 2-port 100BASE SFP

Gigabit Ethernet Models

SG300-088-port 10/100/1000BASE-T(X)
SG300-06026-port 10/100/1000BASE-T(X) + 2-port 100/1000BASE SFP
SG300-1616-port 10/100/1000BASE-T(X)
SG300-120202c12-port 10/100/1000BASE-T(X) + 2-port 100/1000BASE SFP Combo
+ 2-port 100/1000BASE SFP

When to Choose a Managed Switch Over an Unmanaged Switch

Managed switches provide extra value in a network by providing information about the status of the network. This includes things like high bandwidth consumption, unexpected port connections, and power supply failure. Additionally, a managed switch can implement redundancy, a critical feature when connectivity must be maintained at all times. Managed switches also enable administrators to configure, manage and monitor networks for full optimization.

Unmanaged switches are simpler, easy to use, and more economical. However, unmanaged switches do not provide any sort of monitoring, alerts or alarms. In simple applications where there are fewer devices, no VLANs, and basic connectivity is the main objective, they are often the best choice.

 Managed SwitchesUnmanaged Switches
FeaturesVLAN, redundancy, DHCP, port mirroring, QoS, SNMP, etc.Few features. Mostly fixed configuration.
PerformanceHighly configurable, control network traffic based on user-defined parameters. Allow for remote troubleshooting.Plug and play. Some allow configuration of QoS settings.
SecuritySecurity protocols for the data, management, and control planes.Physical security only
CostHigher to purchase, install, and maintain.Less expensive
ApplicationsLarge networks with more than three nodes.Small Networks found in homes, small offices, laboratories, etc.