Cisco 2960-X Series 48-Port Gigabit Power over Ethernet Switch

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The WS-C2960X-48LPS-L is a Catalyst 2960-X Series fixed-configuration switch. It provides 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with enhanced local area network (LAN) services, expanded virtual LAN (VLAN) support, and Power over Ethernet (PoE or PoE+) support for midsize and branch office networks.

This donation includes:

  • Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series switch (WS-C2960X-48LPS-L)
  • Product documentation
  • AC power cord
  • Rack-mount brackets and screws

Benefits for Organizations

If you have networking experience, you can use this switch to extend an existing network, bringing wired connectivity to more employees and supporting new wireless deployments.

Major Capabilities

  • LAN Base IOS software: The switch’s software includes a rich Layer 2+ suite of intelligent services, including:
    • Advanced quality of service (QoS)
    • Granular rate limiting
    • Access control lists (ACLs)
    • IPv6 management
    • Multicast services
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE): You can use the switch to provide electrical power over Ethernet cables to PoE-enabled devices, reducing costs for electrical cabling and circuits.
  • Multiple management options: You can manage the switch with either the embedded GUI device manager or the Windows-based Cisco Network Assistant (available at no cost from the Cisco website).
  • Security:The switch offers a range of authentication methods, data encryption technologies, and Network Admission Control (NAC) based on users, ports, and MAC addresses. Cisco TrustSec prevents unauthorized access and helps ensure that users get only their designated privileges.
  • Energy-saving tools: Cisco’s EnergyWise technology allows you to measure and manage the power consumption of network devices for additional cost and resource savings.
  • Cisco FlexStacking support: You can use Cisco FlexStacking to manage multiple physical switches as a single unit. Cisco FlexStacking requires the Cisco 2960-X Series FlexStack-Plus Stacking Module and Cable.

Product Specifications

Each device meets the following specifications.

  • Integrated network ports: 48 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Available PoE power: 370 W
  • Maximum PoE ports: 24 ports up to 15.4 W
  • Maximum PoE+ ports: 12 ports up to 30 W
  • USB ports: 1 Type A and 1 mini-Type B
  • Uplinks: 4 small form-factor pluggable (SFP)
  • Cisco IOS software: LAN Base
  • Flash memory: 128 MB
  • DRAM: 512 MB
  • Maximum active VLANs: 1023
  • Forwarding bandwidth: 108 Gbps

More information about this product and a comparison of Cisco 2960 Series switches are available on the Cisco website.


Cisco will provide five years of hardware and software service and support ("SMARTnet") for this product.

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