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

November 26, 2019 0 By Ira James

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.