Network Switches

Network Switches and Network Hubs are common connection points for different devices within a network. They enable you to connect computers to other computers, internet devices or networks. Network Switches are commonly used in offices, schools and homes. They feature multiple connectors called ports in which you insert your Ethernet cable, for example. The Ethernet port is a type of networking connection that not only transfer data signal but is also capable of power-up (PoE) devices e.g. CCTV cameras Router connected to the switch shares the internet across all connected devices Network switches are available with varying number of ports. Simple devices allow for connection of up to 4 or 6 devices while more expensive models feature 48 or even more ethernet ports for connecting networking devices.

What kind of devices can I connect to the switch?

  • Desktop Computers
  • Printers
  • Servers
  • Game Consoles
  • HD Drive Stations
  • Smart TVs
  • Laptops
  • Routers

What is a difference between Network Switch and Hub?

Both hubs and switches look the same, but they operate slightly differently. Hubs are simpler devices, broadcasting all their information to all networking devices. They require less analysis and can, therefore, communicate quicker. Switches analyse the sender and receiver which can require more time but eliminates traffic congestion you may experience with Hubs. Hubs are ideal for small office and home environments while switches are better suited to small to large businesses which require more advanced network equipment.

What switches types are available on the market? 

  • Managed - the most customizable networking devices. Managed switches allow for controlling network configurations and data transfer. They feature a user interface for ease of use.
  • Unmanaged - The easiest and simplest networking switch type. As the name suggests it doesn't have to be controlled by a user. It's more like a plug and play device. Commonly used in small offices or home where network control isn't so important.
  • LAN / Active Hubs- this type os switch automatically controls the network traffic and delivers the data to all independent devices prioritising one over the other ones accordingly to current networking requirements.

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Description Price Model Number of Ports Desktop/Rackmount Switch Type Network Speed RJ45 Ports SFP Ports Network Speed Class PoE - Power Over Ethernet Dimensions Height Width Depth
RS Stock No. 138-5565
Mfr. Part No.IES81000POE
BrandStartech
SGD705.93
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IES81000POE 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 188 x 119 x 38mm 38mm 188mm 119mm
RS Stock No. 138-5564
Mfr. Part No.IES51000POE
BrandStartech
SGD454.23
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IES51000POE 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit Yes 130 x 90 x 28mm 28mm 130mm 90mm
RS Stock No. 138-5586
Mfr. Part No.IES51000
BrandStartech
SGD360.35
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IES51000 5 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 5 - - No 111 x 89 x 28mm 28mm 111mm 89mm
RS Stock No. 138-5587
Mfr. Part No.IES5102
BrandStartech
SGD212.48
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IES5102 5 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 5 - - No 70 x 25 x 110mm 110mm 70mm 25mm
RS Stock No. 179-7970
Mfr. Part No.IES101G2SFPW
BrandStartech
SGD710.17
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IES101G2SFPW 10 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit No 178 x 139 x 30mm 30mm 139mm 178mm
RS Stock No. 179-7968
Mfr. Part No.IES81GPOEW
BrandStartech
SGD781.20
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- 8 - - - - - - - 134 x 148 x 25mm 25mm 134mm -
RS Stock No. 138-5588
Mfr. Part No.POEINJ4G
BrandStartech
SGD316.08
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POEINJ4G 4 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 170 x 300 x 90mm 90mm 170mm 300mm
RS Stock No. 179-7969
Mfr. Part No.IES101GP2SFW
BrandStartech
SGD923.22
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IES101GP2SFW 10 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 134 x 178 x 25mm 25mm 178mm 134mm
RS Stock No. 179-7994
Mfr. Part No.IES81GW
BrandStartech
SGD568.15
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IES81GW 8 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit No 134 x 149 x 25mm 25mm 148mm 134mm