Power and ports in 1U: PDU with built-in Ethernet switch

Jan. 8, 2015
Tripp Lite’s PDU Ethernet Switch Combos are available with 8 outlets and 16 GbE ports, or 12 outlets and 24 GbE ports.

Tripp Lite’s new PDU Ethernet Switch Combos combine network-grade power distribution units (PDUs) with a built-in Gigabit Ethernet switch. “These PDU Ethernet Switch Combos merge a PDU and unmanaged network switch into a single 1U device, saving IT managers valuable rack space,” the company said when announcing the products. “The NSU-G16 offers 8 outlets and 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports, while the NSU-G24C2 features 12 outlets and 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports.”

Tripp Lite further explained that both models have “green Ethernet technology”—which detects the length of a connected network cable and adjusts power consumption accordingly. “They are ideal for server rooms, network closets, applications using wall-mount network cabinets and any environment where rack space is at a premium,” the company noted.

The 24-GbE-port model features two Mini-GBIC/SFP ports for optical network uplink to additional units.

“We’re excited to introduce our new PDU Ethernet Switch Combos,” commented David Posner, Tripp Lite product manager. “They will help every IT manager accomplish what is always asked of them: Do more with existing rack space.”

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