The DGS-1008P PoE Gigabit Desktop switch provides a cost-effective way for SOHO and SMB to benefit from the Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology by allowing users to power up devices such as wireless access points,network cameras or IP phones directly from the network cables. The DGS-1008P is equipped with Gigabit ports for faster speeds,and integrates D-Link’s Green Ethernet technology to save power when the switch is not in use. Its fanless design makes it completely silent so it is ideal for offices,libraries or meeting rooms. The first four ports of the DGS-1008P support the IEEE 802.3af PoE standard. Each of these four ports can supply up to 15.4 Watts,making it a very convenient solution for applications that are far away from power outlets,or when it is necessary to minimize the clutter of extra power supplies. The switch will automatically detect the power that a connected PoE device requires so no configuration is needed. A failsafe mechanism will cut off the power in case of an unexpected PoE overload,protecting both the switch and the connected device. Every time the DGS-1008P is powered up,it runs a micro diagnostics routine to check the integrity of the connected Ethernet cables. If a failure is detected,the switch will flag it by means of its front panel LEDs,making it easy for the user to troubleshoot wiring problems. Despite being an unmanaged,Plug and Play switch,the DGS-1008P is able to classify network traffic by assessing the existing 802.1p and DSCP fields in the Ethernet frames and IP packets respectively,and forward them out of its ports depending on their priority. This allows for a smooth integration of video,voice and data traffic without delays or loss of quality. The DGS-1008P is part of D-Link Green,D-Link’s eco-friendly technology,providing energy savings,reduced power consumption,and a longer product lifespan without sacrificing operational performance or functionality. This switch implements the Green Ethernet technology,which can save a substantial amount of energy by detecting the connected cable lengths,adjusting the power accordingly;and the port status,putting them in low-power,stand-by mode when no network traffic is detected. Thanks to these power reductions,D-Link has been able to remove the fans in the DGS-1008P’s design,making it completely silent and dramatically increasing its lifespan.