The HP 1820 switch line of Layer 2 Gigabit switches are a good option for small-to-medium sized organizations looking for simplified options in affordable networking. They omit many of the more expensive options usually deployed by larger businesses to keep prices down, and to keep the feature set manageable for smaller organizations without on-site expertise.
You have your choice of 8, 24, or 48 port models, along with optional Power-over-Ethernet support, and a choice of copper or fiber uplinks. The 8 port PoE+ model can also be powered by a upstream PoE device. The non-PoE models as well as the 8 port PoE gigabit switch model also include a fanless case design, making them silent during usage and well-suited for in-office deployment.
The HP 1820 switch line features a highly intuitive, easy-to-use GUI, along with plug-and-play network readiness out of the box. They come with hardware for either rack or wall-mounting, giving you extra flexibility in placement.
Onboard smart software also eases administrative burdens. The HP 1820 switch can auto-manage its own power use, including regulating PoE flow for maximum power savings. SSL encryption and onboard automatic DDOS protection keep the switch safe. Front-panel LEDs provide a variety of status information during operation.
Whether this is for your company's first true business network, or for expansions of an existing network, the HP 1820 switch series is affordable and easy to use. Gigabit speeds and built-in security make them a good fit for many small and mid-sized office environments. Plus, it's protected by HP's own limited lifetime warranty and phone support.
Contact Hummingbird Networks today for more information on HP 1820 switches.