Pakedge Device & Software has introduced three new lines of switches: the fully managed, top tier SX-Series switches, the powerful and affordable SK-Series switches, and the mid-line SE-Series switches.
The SX-Series switches will feature a simple GUI for both traffic management and dynamic configuration to manage large volumes of streaming traffic. In addition to the new GUI, the SX-Switches have two new features – the Zone Wizard with drag and drop functionality simplifies Zone configuration and optimizes network performance while the Pakedge Zone templates reduce set-up time while minimizing configuration errors.
SX-Switches are available in front and rear-facing housings and feature a variety of PoE and PoE+ port configurations to allow complete versatility in installation. Pakedge SX-Switches are also compatible with the BakPak Cloud Monitoring System for remote system monitoring, alerts, and power control (on PoE-enabled switches). Virtual stacking with BakPak allows the user to manage multiple switches as one, regardless of geographic location.
Pakedge SX-Switches are the next level progression of the company’s X-Series range that offers top-of-the-line networking equipment with unprecedented performance, functionality, and flexibility. With powerful capabilities and long-lasting reliability, the Pakedge SX-Series meets the most demanding needs of high bandwidth, low latency applications commonly found in high performance residential A/V and commercial networks. When used in conjunction with high performance Pakedge routers and access points, the network becomes an integrated platform that provides a seamless, scalable and reliable connected experience.
Pakedge’s SK-Switches feature a redesigned GUI making it easier for installers and integrators to access the menus they need. The new GUI is clean and uncomplicated. Encased in all new sleek, luxury housing with curved edges and a brushed aluminum face plate, the SK-Switches contain enterprise grade chip-sets nearly as powerful as the high-end SX-Switches. The SK-Switches are powerful, yet affordable, providing seamless, reliable managed connections ideal for smaller mid-sized networks.
For straightforward jobs, the SE-Switch series is a no nonsense device. SE-Switches are ideal for smaller unmanaged plug and play networks or can be added to larger managed networks for added versatility and extra port space. SE-Switches are great multipurpose devices for low-maintenance networks. Their multiple port configurations and PoE and PoE+ options make them ideal for a number of jobs throughout the network.
The SE-series also includes Pakedge PoE pass-through switches such as the SE-5P2-EP – switches powered by a single PoE+ input and able to provide two ports of PoE power without access to A/C power. These switches are ideal for use in retrofit installations such as attics and basements where wall outlets may be hard to come by. Without A/C power, the PoE pass-through switch can power up to two devices such as wireless access points or IP cameras – enabling flexible setup in even difficult installations without costly and time-consuming rewiring.
All three lines of switches are part of the Pakedge Connect+ Platform – A carefully integrated system of switches, routers, wireless, power management and software technologies, designed specifically to work with each other to deliver seamless, scalable, and reliable multimedia networking performance. When unified with the BakPak Cloud Management System, the functionality of the Pakedge Connect+ Platform is extended with cloud-enabled services such as monitoring and management of all connected devices anywhere, any time, and from any device.