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QNAP Introduces the Half-width Rackmount QSW-M2108R-2C 2.5GbE & 10GbE L2 Web Managed Switch Series, Providing Cost-effective High-performance Network Management
QNAP® Systems, Inc., released the QSW-M2108R-2C Rackmount Layer 2 Web Managed Switches. Featuring 2.5GbE, 10GbE and practical Layer 2 management functions, the QSW-M2108R-2C enables efficient bandwidth utilisation for an entry-level network management solution. With its half-width design, the QSW-M2108R-2C is an ideal storage solution for server rooms in small businesses and organisations.

The QSW-M2108R-2C comes with two 10GbE SFP+/RJ45 combo ports and eight 2.5GbE RJ45 ports (ten ports in total) and is compatible with 10GbE and NBASE-T technologies to support five speeds (10Gbps, 5Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 1Gbps and 100Mbps) using existing Cat 5e and 6a cables. The QSW-M2108R-2C also provides Layer 2 management functions (such as LACP, VLAN, ACL and LLDP) via a user-friendly Web GUI for efficient bandwidth controls and enhanced security. With a half-width rackmount design, two QSW-M2108R-2C can be installed in a 1U rack space for efficient physical space utilisation and tidy cabling.
“With increasing demand for high-speed networking in small businesses, the QSW-M2108R-2C integrates 2.5GbE and 10GbE high-speed interfaces,” said Frank Liao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “the compact QNAP QSW-M2108R-2C switch allows users to install 1 or 2 models in a 1U rack space to flexibly deploy bandwidth and enjoy an easy-to-use Web GUI to simplify network setup and management.”
The QSW-M2108R-2C is one of the few web-managed switches that supports the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and is compliant with IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet and IEEE802.3x Flow Control in full-duplex mode. Users can deploy small/medium-scale networks that support expansion, redundancy, and loop prevention, while avoiding packet loss from unparalleled bandwidth, and reducing power consumption for low-speed and inactive connections. With its smart cooling system, the QSW-M2108R-2C switch ensures high-speed network performance while minimising distracting background noise.

Key specifications

QSW-M2108R-2C: 10 ports (2 10GbE SFP+/RJ45 combo ports and 8 2.5GbE RJ45 ports.)
Compliant with IEEE 802.3x and IEEE 802.3az; Auto-Negotiation; QSW-M2108R-2C is compatible with 10GbE and NBASE-T technologies to support five network speeds (10Gbps, 5Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 1Gbps, and 100Mbps)..