Unlike the web based PoE switch, you need to access with web browser, all visual PoE function can be managed by using the five button keys around the LCD screen. The below is the description of each function.
(1) Network. The PoE switch can work under three different network mode.
Standard – the PoE switch will work as conventional PoE switch.
VLAN – All the PoE port is isolated and only can exchange data with uplink ports. The connecting IP devices will not discover each other in the switching level.
CCTV – Choose CCTV model will boost up the transmission distance up to 250 meters, meanwhile bandwidth will be restricted to 10Mbps.
(2) Bandwidth – You can configure the bandwidth’s upper limit for PoE ports. Once the upper limit is hit, the current data in the third column will change from Green to white. If the upper limit is hit over 10 time within one hours, that PoE port will be turned off automatically and labeled with OFF in red. This function is disable by default.
(3) PD Type
The PD type (controller) is primarily responsible for providing the correct ratings for the PoE switch so that it can deliver the correct amount of power to the remote devices over the Ethernet cable.
EN – Enhance PoE. Select EN will change PD class 0 to AT, meanwhile, current upper limit will be increased to match AT standard.
ST – Standard PoE. Select ST to fully conforms the Sifos test (IEEE802.3 at/af standard)
LG- Legacy PoE. Select LG to support Cisco capacitance tag PoE IP device.
(4) Reboot PD
In practical applications, the IP devices such as IP camera may get hang or freeze after running for a long period of time. Usually, disconnect the Ethernet cable can reboot IP camera and bring the video back. The visual PoE switch can simulate this operation by detecting the data input. If there’s no data receiving from the IP devices but still taking the power for a specific of time, the visual PoE switch will pull off the power for that port, then re-power, so the IP camera will reboot, similar as the manual operation by operator, only it is done automatically.
OFF – The time for waiting before sending back the power after it is pull off (between 5s-60s)
Interval – The no data time period for trigger the power disconnecting (between 60s-300s).
Start – The time for initialing the new PoE connection (between 60s-300s).
(5) Boost PSE
As each PoE port can be set with upper limit for the power output (08 – Port Energy) which may cause power allocation not effective. Boost the PSE will try to take full use of the power budget.
IMPORTANT: Be sure the current power output (TP) after boost up is less than switch’s power budget(PB), otherwise, it may damage the switch.
(6) Port Priority
Port Priority allows the high priority ports receiving the sufficient power before low priority ports.
The port can be set to three priority level (1-2-3). The 1 standard the first priority, and the 2 for second priority and the 3. Those ports within first (1) priority will stay in the physical sequence. For example, 3 ports in the first (1) priority (port-2 / port-6 / port 12), the port 2 will be on the top in the first priority group to be satisfied with the power demand and the port 12 will be the last in the first priority group after port-2 and port-6 are satisfied.
(7) Port ON/OFF
Each of PoE ports can be shut down manually by Port ON/OFF. The port status will label with “OFF” in green after it is shutdown.
(8) Port Energy
Each PoE port can be set with maximum power output. The output range from 8W-36W. Only enhance PD and Cisco PD support maximum output. This function is not available with standard PD type which is locked to 32W.
The idle time of LCD on can be change within always “ON”, “10 minute”, “20 minutes”, and “30 minutes”.
The timing to start running the fan inside the switch can be set basing on the current total power output. Select 20% means the fan will be turned on when IP devices are pulling 20% of total power from the switch.
For example, if the total power of switch is 320W, the fan will start running when the total output is 64W (320W * 20%)
(11)Language – Switching the language.
(12)Default – Restore the factory default setting.
(13)Info – The firmware version.