Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches are a crucial component of modern edge networks. They provide several benefits that improve an edge network’s functionality and efficiency.


Simplified Network Design

PoE switches eliminate the need for separate power sources for network devices such as IP cameras, wireless access points, and VoIP phones. PoE switches simplify network design and reduce cabling costs by transmitting power and data over a single copper cable.

Flexible Deployment: PoE switches offer flexible deployment options, allowing devices to be placed in locations where power outlets are not readily available. This provides greater flexibility in network design, as devices can be installed in previously impossible areas.

Enhanced Efficiency

PoE switches enable efficient power management, providing power only when required. This means that devices can be turned off when not in use, reducing energy costs and the overall environmental impact of the business.

Centralized Management

IT administrators can monitor and manage network devices from a single location, reducing the need for manual device configuration and software updates.

Improved Reliability

PoE switches provide a reliable power supply to network devices, reducing the risk of power outages and downtime. This ensures that network devices remain operational and critical services are not disrupted.


PoE switches are more cost-effective than traditional switches and power sources, especially PoE switches with long-reach capabilities. These devices eliminate the need for separate power sources, reducing installation and maintenance costs.

Improve your Core and Edge Networks with NVT Phybridge

NVT Phybridge has various switches to enhance core and edge networks. For example, the FLEX24-10G switch is a versatile network switch well suited for core networking with its 1-gigabit downlink ports and 10-gigabit uplink ports. However, organizations can also use the FLEX24-10G switch for its edge network to enable IP devices at extended distances. When paired with a FLEX adapter and operating in long-range Ethernet (LRE) mode, the FLEX24-10G switch can provide a 100-megabit connection and PoE + with up to 2,000 feet (610 meters) reach, which is six times farther than traditional switches.

Additionally, the NVT Phybridge CLEER24-10G Ethernet over Coax (EoC) switch is designed for edge networking, delivering a 100-megabit connection with up to 3,000ft (915m) reach or a 10-megabit connection with up to 6,000ft (1,830m) reach. Using an EC adapter, both modes deliver PoE+ over a single long-run coax cable.

NVTPHY Edge Networks

NVT Phybridge PoE switches and extenders provide several benefits that improve the functionality and efficiency of edge networks and are a valuable investment for organizations looking to deploy IP devices.