QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today announced the brand-new QGD-1600P PoE managed switch. As the world’s first Smart Edge Switch, the QGD-1600P provides network management, data storage and computing capabilities by supporting QTS and virtualization. Compliant with the latest IEEE 802.3bt PoE++ standard, the QGD-1600P supplies up to 60 watts per port and offers multiple Layer 2 management functions. With built-in Switch and NAS functions, the QGD-1600P also supports various QTS and virtualization applications to provide IP surveillance, network security, storage expansion, and wireless LAN management. Furthermore, the QGD-1600P allows remote central management over edge devices, accelerating digital transformation for businesses with smart network deployment.
"The IT landscape is constantly changing, and the QGD-1600P was designed to assist businesses and organizations in accelerating their digital transformation to accommodate a wide range of potential applications," said Bennett Cheng, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "one key application is surveillance, as with its 16 gigabit PoE ports, the QGD-1600P provides ample connectivity and management features for a dedicated surveillance solution."
The QGD-1600P is equipped with 4-port 60-watt and 12-port 30-watt Gigabit PoE (with two PoE/SFP Combo ports) to supply up to 370 watts to multiple high-powered devices (PDs). With an Intel® Celeron® J4115 quad-core processor, Switch CPU, and two SATA drive bays, the QGD-1600P satisfies both network transmission and storage needs. With dedicated processors for NAS and switch functions, the QGD-1600P operates the networking management interfaces of QSS (QNAP Switch System) and QTS independently. The user-friendly QTS and QuNetSwitch also greatly assist SMBs to easily deploy a flexible and secure IT infrastructure.
With intelligent PoE management functions (including PoE scheduling, power supply prioritization, and power enabling/disabling), IT staff can efficiently control powered devices to promote an energy-saving PoE network. PCIe expandability also provides the ability to expand the functionality of the QGD-1600P with 10GbE network cards, QM2 dual-port M.2 SSD/10GbE cards, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) cards, or wireless adapters.
4 x RJ45 Gigabit 802.3bt 60-watt PoE ports, 10 x RJ45 Gigabit 802.3at 30-watt PoE ports, 2 x RJ45/SFP Gigabit 802.3at 30-watt PoE ports; Intel® Celeron® J4115 quad-core 1.8 GHz processor, 2x 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD ports, 2x PCIe Gen2 expansion slots, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports