The D-Link DGS-1100 Series EasySmart 8-Port Gigabit PoE Switch is a suitable solution for SOHOs, small/medium-sized businesses, as well as enterprise deployments, such as in branch offices that require simple network management. The 8-port switch with PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) support comes in a compact desktop enclosure. Compliant with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet, this switch consumes less power during idle periods. It also implements the D-Link Green Technology that helps in automatically saving energy. The switch automatically detects the length of the connected cables and can adjust power usage for shorter cable connections of up to 65.6’ (20m). In addition, the switch monitors link status of every port and drastically reduces power consumption when a port is without a link. The switch supports Layer 2 features such as IGMP Snooping to optimize performance for multicast applications. A fanless design allows for quieter operation and provides a longer product life.