New Cisco Driver 9200CX Compact With HVDC, Cisco UPOE And mGig


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“Cisco Live 2023 “width= “500”height= “281 “/ > Figure 1. Cisco Live Amsterdam 2023 Make certain your network is ready for a hybrid world where the workplace is anywhere, endpoints might be anything, and applications are hosted all over the location.

Extending the power of the safe network as near to the edge as possible assists you to better respond to the unexpected, transforming the obstacles of hybrid work into opportunities for development. But picture if the “power” is really high voltage DC which some of the “transforming” isn’t needing to be done on the switch!

We are here at Cisco Live Amsterdam and more than happy to reveal four brand-new compact models in the Driver 9200 Series, now with HVDC/AC power option:

  • C9200CX-8UXG-2X
  • C9200CX-8UXG-2XH
  • C9200CX-12P-2XGH
  • C9200CX-8P-2XGH

What Is New?

We released the Cisco Catalyst 9200CX compact designs late in 2015 to extend Layer 3 network gain access to with all the functions of the Catalyst 9200 Series switches, plus much more flexibility with its smaller sized size, and more energy-efficient fanless operation. The smaller sized footprint and quieter fanless style suggest the switch can go in more places where other switches can not, such as under desks, in closets, on the wall, and at the checkout counter for retail point of sale (POS) installations. These compact switches are being utilized in places that are easy to set up and simple to take apart, such as ATM rentals, small workplace home offices (SOHO), extended health centers, mobile clinics, class, cruise ships, sports games, festivals, occasions, and pop-up kiosks.

Additional Secret Benefits of Catalyst 9200CX

  • Naturally cooled fanless operation
  • Numerous port choices with unbelievable speeds, 1G to 10G, and now 10G multigigabit (brand-new).
  • HVDC/AC power options (new) for increased power performances and minimized conversion losses
  • Approximately 60W PoE alternatives (new)
  • No Trust security with policy-based segmentation, for less downtime
  • Integrated micro-SSD card slot for the “offline” setup

Lost In Translation

HVDC or high voltage direct existing power has actually been around for a long period of time.

Initially deemed the least efficient method to transfer electrical energy over fars away, HVDC has been viewed as the next generation of energy shipment. With the ability to move a substantial amount of power over large distances power losses are now only about 3% for each 1,000 km.

Why are we speaking about it now?

wires Figure 2. Wires A lot of electronics want DC– all those little power cubes are air conditioner to DC power converters.

Presently, power grids disperse AC electricity to houses and buildings, indicating these devices need to convert the air conditioning power they enter the DC power they need. While the conversion process can be fairly effective (approximately 96%) when the cost is no issue, usually less efficient however more affordable drivers are used to lower expense.

Have you ever touched a common AC-powered LED light bulb and found it is hot? Unlike incandescent bulbs, LEDs only give off light– no heat. So why are they hot? Simple. Most motorists for economical LED lights are inefficient (80% typically). In fact, typically, about 20% of energy is lost as heat throughout conversion. Eventually, by supplying these systems and devices straight with DC power, the requirement for these inefficient drivers is eliminated.

In reality, approximately 74% of loads in a structure might require DC power, when thinking about EV battery chargers and HVAC equipment with DC motors (R. Price and M. Scerbo, “New LEED pilot credit motivates energy cost savings with DC power systems,” U.S. Green Building Council, Feb. 28, 2019).

Using HVDC transmission systems in smart structures, called DC microgrids, increases resiliency, security, performance, performance, stability, along with plug-and-play abilities. Using HVDC to power the switch to power end devices with PoE -TVs, laptop computers, access points, phones, LED lights, tones, controllers and sensors, etc, extends these benefits to almost whatever in your workplace.

PENN1 Figure 3. PENN1 NYC PoE has been shown to considerably decrease the power utilized in next-generation smart hybrid work areas like Cisco’s PENN 1.

Even more, DC infrastructure can play a major part in the “wise grid” decentralized power generation, storage, distribution, and control.

The Driver 9200CX is developed to permit you to secure your network from the within out, using continuous zero-trust security anywhere you need it, and typically extending your network to locations it has actually never been in the past. And now with HVDC/AC power, PoE, and 60W Cisco UPOE, it can extend connection even further.

Whether in the board space or the bed room, at the checkout counter, or the check-in desk, don’t box in your network to a traditional work area or office; embrace the future of hybrid work with Catalyst 9200CX compact switches.

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