The 3Com Unified Gigabit Wireless PoE Switch 24, combines Gigabit Switching, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and Wireless Controller in a single rack-mount or table-top form factor design.
This unified switch provides small to medium businesses with between 20 and 250 employees, with a robust, single box foundation for their network infrastructure needs.
The 3Com Unified Switch can be a cost effective solution for SMBs because all of the critical networking functions (Gigabit, PoE, Wireless, RF Rogue detection and mitigation and Management) are available in one box, resulting in lower total investment and ease of use and management over other vendor offerings that require multiple boxes to deliver the same functionality. Each of the 24 full line-rate Gigabit Ethernet ports can support 24 workstations/devices, 24 Access Points, 24 VoIP phones or other Ethernet device and in any combination.
Additionally, 3Com say that the Unified Switch delivers significant investment protection and room for growth by allowing SMBs room to expand their network without worrying about adding critical functionality as their business and network grows and they adopt new technologies such as wireless and VoIP.
Don Findlay 27th October 2006