DrayTek P2121 VigorSwitch 8-Port Managed Gigabit PoE+ Switch w/ 4x SFP
The VigorSwitch P2121 is a silent, high-performance Gigabit smart switch with 4 Combo SFP Ports, plus PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) on 8 RJ-45 ports. With the increase in PoE powered devices requiring full power, notably wireless access points and IP cameras, the generous 140W power budget is much higher than many other products in its class without fan cooling. The switch can be used simply on a desk, or securely fitted to a wall / shelf, or rack mounted (1U) with the included mounting brackets.
New DrayTek VigorSwitch OS & User Interface
The VigorSwitch P2121 features our latest generation of DrayTek's own switch operating system which is used across our range of enhanced switches. This enables a consistent user-experience and look-and-feel so that once you're familiar with one model, the others feel the same. The new UI is designed to be intuitive and efficient, whilst providing access to all of the product's advanced features.
Enhanced Feature Set
The P2121's specification is packed with advanced features to aid reliability and switching performance to your network and is ready for the next generation with both IPv4 and IPv6 support. The P2121 has 8 standard (RJ45/copper) Gigabit Ethernet Ports, all with PoE+ and four selectable ports (which can be set to either RJ-45 or SFP slots). Features for Quality of Service (QoS), VLANs and network/switch security provide additional flexibility.
The DrayTek VigorSwitch P2121 can operate in standalone mode and be managed through its web interface or, if you need to manage and monitor the switch remotely, or have several DrayTek VigorSwitches to administer, you can centrally manage and monitor them either with:
- A DrayTek router which supports switch management (connected directly to the switch) or
- DrayTek's VigorACS management platform
The VigorSwitch P2121 is a PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch, providing power to any PoE-enabled device, most commonly IP phones, wireless access points or IP cameras over the Ethernet cable. As well as removing the need for local (at the desk) power supplies, making for tidier installations, PoE ensures power efficiency, providing only the power needed, as well as allowing for time schedules for powering up/down and remote rebooting. Power is provided only when required. PoE also allows for installation of devices where there is no mains power (particularly useful for wireless access points). The P2121 supports both standard PoE (802.3af) and High-Power PoE (802.3at) devices.
Power over Ethernet Management
The VigorSwitch P2121 has a power budget for PoE of up to 140watts spread across RJ-45 ports 1 to 8, which allows for all ports to be used for PoE (dependent on each device's power requirements). For example, if you were using our PoE-powered VigorAP 910C wireless access points, they typically use up to 12 watts, so well within the P2121's budget if you had 8 of them connected.
You can also set time schedules so that PoE devices are turned on/off at certain times of the day, saving power and preventing network access outside of the set operation times.
The Device Check feature can monitor connectivity to a device / remote IP - if it stops responding, for instance an IP camera stops transmitting - the VigorSwitch will automatically power cycle the port it's connected to, allowing it to restart and work normally again.
With smart power management, drawing only as much power as needed together with 802.1az compliance. If a non-PoE device is connected, that port's PoE power is turned off which also avoids any potential damage to non-compliant devices. Ports 9-12 can be used to link to routers / switches and do not provide PoE.