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CGS-2520-16S-8PC Cisco 8 Ports Connected Grid Ethernet New

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CGS-2520-16S-8PC 2520 Connected Grid 8 Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet Ports & 16 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Ports & 2 Combo Gigabit SFP Ports Managed Switch | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Overview of the Switch

In the realm of networking and infrastructure, Cisco has consistently been a frontrunner, providing cutting-edge solutions for a connected world. One such offering is the Cisco CGS-2520-16S-8PC, a versatile and robust 8-port Managed Switch designed specifically for connected grid environments. This article aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the features and functionalities of the CGS-2520-16S-8PC, focusing on its 8 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet ports, 16 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports, and 2 Combo Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports.

Understanding the Basics

Before delving into the specifics, let's establish a foundational understanding of a managed switch and its significance in network infrastructure.

Managed Switch
  • A managed switch is a crucial component in network management, offering greater control and configuration options compared to unmanaged switches. It allows administrators to monitor and adjust network performance, optimize traffic, and enhance security features.
Overview of Cisco CGS-2520-16S-8PC
  • The Cisco CGS-2520-16S-8PC is part of Cisco's Connected Grid Switches series, designed for the unique requirements of connected grid deployments. These switches play a pivotal role in providing reliable and secure connectivity for devices in smart grids, enabling efficient communication and data transfer.

Now, let's break down the key features of the Cisco CGS-2520-16S-8PC.

Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet PortsPowering Devices with PoE
  • One standout feature of the CGS-2520-16S-8PC is its 8 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet ports. PoE technology simplifies the deployment of devices like IP cameras, VoIP phones, and access points by delivering both data and power over a single Ethernet cable. This not only reduces cable clutter but also enhances flexibility in device placement.
Connected Grid Environments
  • In connected grid environments, where a multitude of devices needs to be strategically placed, the PoE functionality becomes invaluable. From surveillance cameras monitoring critical infrastructure to intelligent sensors collecting data for grid optimization, the PoE Ethernet ports empower the CGS-2520-16S-8PC to serve as a centralized hub for various applications.
Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) PortsFlexibility in Network Connectivity
  • The CGS-2520-16S-8PC goes beyond traditional Ethernet connectivity with its 16 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports. SFP ports offer greater flexibility by supporting a wide range of transceivers, allowing the switch to adapt to various networking environments and technologies.
Optimizing for Fiber-Optic Connections
  • SFP ports are especially beneficial in scenarios where fiber-optic connections are preferred for their long-distance capabilities and immunity to electromagnetic interference. The CGS-2520-16S-8PC, with its SFP ports, becomes an ideal choice for connecting remote substations and grid components in a connected grid infrastructure.
Combo Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) PortsDual Functionality for Enhanced Connectivity
  • The CGS-2520-16S-8PC further elevates its connectivity options with 2 Combo Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports. These combo ports provide dual functionality, allowing for either copper or fiber-optic connections based on the specific requirements of the network.
Adapting to Diverse Network Configurations
  • The ability to switch between copper and fiber-optic connections makes the CGS-2520-16S-8PC adaptable to diverse network configurations. This versatility is particularly advantageous in scenarios where the switch needs to integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure or accommodate future expansions.
Control FeaturesIntelligent Network Management
  • As a managed switch, the CGS-2520-16S-8PC offers a suite of management and control features essential for maintaining a robust and secure network. Administrators can configure VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) for segmentation, implement Quality of Service (QoS) for prioritizing critical traffic, and monitor the switch's performance through SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).
Enhancing Security Measures
  • Security is a paramount concern in connected grid environments, and the CGS-2520-16S-8PC addresses this by supporting advanced security protocols. Features like MAC address filtering, port security, and Secure Shell (SSH) access contribute to safeguarding the integrity and confidentiality of data flowing through the network.
Reliability and RedundancyRedundant Power Supply Options
  • Ensuring uninterrupted operation is a key consideration in critical infrastructure deployments. The CGS-2520-16S-8PC incorporates redundant power supply options, allowing for a seamless switchover in case of a power failure. This redundancy feature enhances the overall reliability of the switch, minimizing downtime and optimizing network performance.
Robust Hardware Design
  • Built with durability in mind, the CGS-2520-16S-8PC features a rugged design suitable for deployment in harsh environmental conditions often encountered in connected grid scenarios. The switch's robust hardware design contributes to its longevity and ability to withstand challenging operational environments.
Robust Security and Dynamic Quality

The Cisco 8 Ports Connected Grid Ethernet Switch (CGS-2520-16S-8PC) is a robust and reliable networking solution that delivers high-quality performance and security features. The switch is designed for use in industrial and utility environments, providing robust security and dynamic quality of service (QoS) capabilities.

Security Features
  • The product is equipped with advanced security features that protect against network threats and unauthorized access. It includes IEEE 802.1x port-based access control, which allows only authorized users to access the network. The switch also supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Secure Shell (SSH) for secure remote management and access.
Dynamic Quality of Service
  • The switch also features advanced QoS capabilities, which allow for efficient and effective traffic management. The switch supports eight priority queues, which ensure that critical traffic is given priority over non-critical traffic. This ensures that important data is delivered quickly and reliably, even in high-traffic environments.
Robust Design
  • The part is designed to operate in harsh industrial environments, featuring a rugged metal housing that is both dust and water-resistant. The switch also includes a wide operating temperature range and EMI/EMC compliance, making it suitable for use in a variety of industrial applications
Specification about this Cisco CGS-2520-16S-8PC
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU#: CGS-2520-16S-8PC
  • Product Name: Connected Grid Switch
  • Type: Networking
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Key Technical for the Managed Switch
  • Total Network Ports: 10
  • Uplink Port: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes
  • PoE (RJ-45) Ports: 8
Port/Expansion Slot Configuration
  • 16 x Fast Ethernet Expansion Slots
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slots
  • 8 x Fast Ethernet Network Ports
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Uplink Ports
Performance of Cisco 8 Ports Ethernet Switch
  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet (for high-speed connections)
  • Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet (for standard-speed connections)
  • Network Technology: 10/100Base-TX (for Fast Ethernet)
  • Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T (for Gigabit Ethernet)
Memory Specifications
  • 16 SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) Slots
  • Standard Memory: 256 MB
  • Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM (for efficient data handling)
  • Memory Card Supported: Secure Digital (SD) Card

Outline, the Cisco CGS-2520-16S-8PC stands out as a versatile and reliable 8 Port Managed Switch, specifically tailored for connected grid environments. With its Power over Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet ports, Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports, Combo Gigabit SFP ports, and a host of management and control features, it addresses the unique requirements of modern grid infrastructures. As the demand for smart grids continues to grow, the CGS-2520-16S-8PC proves to be a valuable asset in building resilient and efficient connected grid networks.

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