Features and Benefits
Cisco 100 Series switches provide an easy-to-use solution for your small business network. They offer:
● Ease of use:
Cisco 100 Series switches work right out of the box, with no software
to install and nothing to configure. Each switch port independently sets
itself for the optimal speed and determines whether to run in half- or
full-duplex mode automatically. As a standards-based Cisco solution,
Cisco 100 Series switches are also designed to immediately accommodate
all of the devices in your network, including:
◦ Support for 10 megabits per second (Mbps), 100 Mbps, and up to 1 gigabit per second (1000 Mbps) devices in the same network
◦ Automatic cable detection, so you don’t have to worry about using the wrong cable type
◦ Compatibility with network devices from other vendors
● Simple setup:
Designed for small office spaces, Cisco 100 Series switches are
available in both compact desktop and rack-mount models. The desktop
models offer a wall-mount option for discreet mounting under a desk or
on the wall of an office or conference room.
● High performance:
Cisco 100 Series switches deliver the performance you need to run your
business applications – including bandwidth-intensive video services –
and avoid slow and sluggish networks. It supports up Gigabit Ethernet
speeds, unlocking a new level of capacity and performance in your
business network and letting you transfer large files in seconds.
● Reduced energy costs:
Cisco 100 Series switches are designed to help conserve energy by
optimizing power use without compromising performance, which protects
our environment and reduces your energy costs. In addition, they support
the Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) standard, which reduces
energy consumption by monitoring the amount of traffic on an active link
and putting the link into a sleep state during quiet periods. Most of
the switches have no fans, so they run silently and unobtrusively while
lowering energy costs.
Cisco 100 Series switches are available with PoE ports on both Fast
Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet models. This capability simplifies the
deployment of IP telephony, wireless, video surveillance, and other
solutions by allowing you to connect and power network endpoints over a
single Ethernet cable. With no need to install separate power supplies
for IP phones or wireless access points, you can take advantage of
advanced communications technologies more quickly, and at a lower cost.
● Support for advanced technologies:
All switches include advanced Cisco traffic-handling features to keep
your applications running at peak performance. Integrated QoS
intelligence on all models automatically prioritizes delay-sensitive
services such as voice or video to improve your network’s performance.
Fast store-and-forward switching identifies damaged packets and prevents
them from being passed on through the network. All of these features
run automatically, with no management or configuration required.
● Peace of mind:
Cisco 100 Series switches deliver the rock-solid reliability you expect
from a Cisco switch. The solution has been rigorously tested to ensure
optimal uptime and performance. In addition, unlike the purchase of a
consumer-grade product, your investment in a Cisco Small Business
network will grow with your business.
NB: The SF100-16 has reached its end-of-life and has been replaced with the SF110-16.