We recently reviewed the Tripp Lite NSU-G24C2 which was a 1U PDU plus unmanaged switch combo. Today Tripp Lite is expanding the lineup with two additional models. For those that missed our earlier review, the key value driver of the units are their ability to merge a PDU and an unmanaged network switch into a single 1U footprint.
The new models offer 12 outlets and 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Eight of the ports on the new PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) model, the Tripp Lite NSU-G24C2P08, have the capability to provide up to 30 watts of power per port for devices like VoIP phones, wireless access points and surveillance cameras and up to 120w aggregate. The PoE+ model also includes two optical SFP ports for a lower latency uplink.
We used the previous review unit in the datacenter lab and found it ideal for saving space and as a management interface network switch.
From the Tripp Lite press release key features:
- Save space by combining a 12-outlet PDU and 24-port unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switch into a single 1U device
- PoE+ model features eight PoE+ ports that provide up to 30 watts of power per port to connected devices
- Available with two SFP ports for optical network uplink to additional units
- Green Ethernet technology turns off inactive ports and detects cable lengths to optimize power usage
- 8K address MAC address table
- Support for jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes
We did request a review unit to give the new POE+ model a try in the datacenter. One area we would like to see expanded is the capability to have remotely switched PoE for remote power cycling of security cameras, access points and other PoE devices.
Expect street pricing in the $320-$390 range.