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QNAP QGD-1600P – World’s First Smart PoE Edge Switch with QTS and Virtualization

The QNAP QGD-1600P PoE managed switch that was shown in Computex 2019 by QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) is the world’s first Smart Edge Switch with support for QTS and virtualization to provide network management, data storage, and computing capabilities.

The QGD-1600P provides up to 60 watts per port in compliance with the new IEEE 802.3bt PoE++ standard and offers multiple Layer 2 control functions. It also supports various QTS and virtualization applications with built-in Switch and NAS functions to provide IP surveillance, network security, expansion of storage, and wireless LAN management. Also, the QGD-1600P allows remote central control over edge phones, speeding up digital transformation for smart network deployment businesses.

For PoE requirements, the QGD-1600P is equipped with 60-watt 4-port and 30-watt Gigabit PoE 12-port (with two PoE SFP Combo ports) to supply multiple high-powered devices (PDs) with up to 370 watts.

This single device meets both network transmission and storage needs with an Intel ® Celeron ® J4115 quad-core processor, Switch CPU, and two SATA drive bays.

With dedicated NAS processors and switch features, the QGD-1600P runs the QSS (QNAP Switch System) and QTS network management interfaces separately. The user-friendly QTS and QuNetSwitch also allow SMBs to quickly deploy an IT infrastructure that is versatile and secure.

IT staff can efficiently control powered devices to promote an energy-saving PoE network with intelligent PoE management functions (including PoE scheduling, power supply prioritization, and power enabling/disabling).

PCIe expandability also enables QGD-1600P to be expanded to include 10GbE network cards, QM2 dual-port M.2 SSD/10GbE cards, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) cards, or wireless adapters.

Being a Network Attached Storage and PoE Switch in a single rackmount form factor, the QGD-1600P ultimately eliminates the need for two physical systems without compromising the requirement to be managed independently from one another.

Ira James
Ira James is an enthusiast who has his roots on PC hardware and gaming. His career as a tech journalist began after working in the PR industry for two years. He started GGWPTech to write PC hardware reviews, gaming, cyber security, and enterprise tech news. His works are also syndicated by other media publishers: Tech Sabado, and the Sunday and Business I.T. section of Manila Times.

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