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Zyxel’s new PoE surveillance switches embrace IoT

With the Internet of Things (IoT) promoting development of new security camera technology, Zyxel has created the GS1300 and GS1350 series PoE switches specifically for surveillance applications.

With a variety of port counts and high power budget, the switches have been designed to get security camera networks up and running with ease, even with all ports connected. Each model is also equipped with extra uplink ports to connect to the network core without occupying the PoE ports for IP cameras.

Go farther with extended range

IP cameras and other security devices often need to be installed in remote locations, but standard PoE switches only have transmission distances of up to 100 metres. Both series of surveillance switches do more than just solve this problem. With an extended range mode that achieves 250 meters of transmission distance, the switches allow for a variety of deployment possibilities.

User-friendly features

Both the GS1300 and GS1350 have an intuitively designed front panel for simple and quick device management. The PoE LED light indicates when the switch’s power consumption approaches its max capacity, enabling users to make the proper network adjustments so the switch does not run out of power. The GS1350 managed series has a one-touch restore button that allows users to quickly resolve errors by returning to a prior operational state.

Built for surveillance

The GS1350 series, which comprises four different switches, has built-in features designed to address the most critical management and maintenance needs of surveillance applications:

  • Auto camera recovery: immediately after detecting an IP camera failure, the switch will automatically restart and attempt to recover the camera
  • Continuous PoE: allows the switches to deliver nonstop power to IP cameras, even during maintenance for firmware or configuration updates. By keeping the cameras operational, downtime is significantly reduced.

Furthermore, since switch stability is critical for surveillance networks and outdoor camera wiring is often susceptible to lightning strikes, the GS1350 series has a patented design to enhance surge protection.

“Everyone is talking about the ways IoT applications will create future business opportunities,” said Crowley Wu, VP of Zyxel’s Networking SBU. “At Zyxel, we’ve combined our research and development with client feedback to produce these landmark switches, enabling us to embrace the huge opportunities of IoT.”

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