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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 7, 2012

New 8-Port Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch Delivers Full 15.4W Power through Every Port – Offers Ideal Solution for IP Phones, Wireless Access Points and Video Cameras

10/100 Mbps Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af Switch from StarTech.com offers 15.4W power per port, ensuring sufficient power and data throughput to as many as 8 PoE-capable devices

Lockbourne, OH – March 8, 2012 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the release of the IES8100POE – an 8-port IEEE Power over Ethernet switch capable of delivering up to 15.4 Watts of power, as well as network data, to up to 8 PoE-compliant devices – double the capability of most IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet switches to date. The switch can be used as a PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment), eliminating the need for peripheral power supplies for end-point powered network devices such as IP phones, wireless access points and video cameras.

The new PoE switch features a compact, yet rugged metal design that makes it suitable for industrial environments and other applications that require durable equipment. The switch can be used with existing network wiring (Cat5, Cat5e or Cat6), making it easy to situate without having to re-run network cables.

“This new Power over Ethernet switch, with its advanced switch design, is a very versatile endspan for many different environments and applications. Its ability to deliver full power through all ports makes it a unique and effective network tool.” said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com’s Networking I/O product line.

Features of the new IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet Switch include:

  • Up to 15.4 W of power delivery through each network port
  • Auto MDI/MDI-X port detection as well as full/half-duplex auto-detect
  • IEEE 802.3x flow control for full-duplex and back-pressure flow control for half-duplex

The IES8100POE 10/100 Power over Ethernet Switch is available for purchase from leading technology resellers including CDW, Newegg.com, Amazon.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H and SYNNEX. MSRP for this product is $219.99 (USD) in the United States and $226.99 (CDN) in Canada.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

About StarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 Registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

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