The Cisco Catalyst 3560-CG Compact Switches are small form-factor Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switches designed for deployments outside the wiring closet. Enterprise and commercial customers can deliver advanced security services, unified communications, wireless, IP video cameras, and other applications for the office workspace, micro branch office, classroom, cruise ship, and other wiring-constrained environments.
- PoE pass-through: an innovative feature and industry first for passing power from the compact switch to end devices
- Media Access Control Security (MACsec) hardware-based encryption
- Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) up to 30 W per port
- USB and Console port for file backup, distribution, and simplified operations
- Fanless for silent operation
- PoE pass-through
It gives the ability to power PoE end devices through drawing PoE from the wiring closet. The Cisco Catalyst 2960CPD-8PT-L has eight 10/100 ports with two PoE or PoE+ input ports to allow it to be powered by another switch. This switch does not need a power supply and receives power over the uplink from an upstream PoE device, providing deployment flexibility and availability. It is ideal for wiring and spaceconstraint applications.
- Cisco EnergyWise
An innovative architecture, added to the Cisco Catalyst 3560-C and 2960-C series compact switches enables the measurement of power consumption in the network infrastructure and network-attached devices. EnergyWise encompasses a highly intelligent network-based approach to communicate messages that measure and control energy between network devices and endpoints. The network discovers Cisco EnergyWise-manageable devices, monitors their power consumption, and takes action based on business rules to reduce power consumption.
- Efficient switch operation
Cisco Catalyst 3560-C and 2960-C series compact switches use hardware components created by Cisco providing optimum power saving, low-power operations for industry best-inclass power management, and power consumption capabilities. The Cisco Catalyst 3560-C ports are capable of reduced power modes so that ports not in use can move into a lower power utilization state.