Investors are getting ready for a 2017 boom. Stock market bulls are already kicking out of their shoots with record three-week highs in November and December.

IT Tech RiddleWith growth on the horizon and consumer confidence rising, businesses are starting to prepare for expansion. What’s more, expansion is also a hot topic for consumers as well.

Homes will be smarter in 2017 as more and more technology comes online. The key approach is going to be a focus on built-in network expandability. Go big or get stuck!

One of the smartest ways to invest in your network for 2017, is in POE switches. These switches serve as a critical pivot point that can allow your enterprise to develop responsively and in the right direction.

Furthermore, they are one of the single best ways build in lower operational costs as IEEE 802.3bz Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability will rise from 1 Gbps to 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps this coming year.

Here are some of our suggestions on how these switches can be used to expand and improve your POE networks:

For the Business Enterprise

High-performance, high-density switches offer endless expandability for growing business networks. Managed LAN and VLAN ready switches from PLANET and PoE hub & switch solutions allow for continuous growth whether it be for across campus or across continent.

POE Switches can Connect

  • Computer Terminals and Printers
  • Servers
  • Firewalls and Monitoring Systems
  • VOIP and SIP Trunk Phone Systems
  • Wireless Access Points


PoE Switch Commercial Installation Infographic

For the Home Network

Professional grade high-performance switches are now available for savvy consumers who are ready to outgrow one-size fits all plug and pray units.POE switches can provide a more substantial backbone to home networks, big and small.

After all, why should the business end users hog all of the good stuff? Today’s consumers are far more technologically savvy than previous generations, but markets compel them to purchase consumer grade networking gear.

Wireless access, LAN switching and routing are commonly overlooked and will increasingly become a bottleneck as consumer electronics improve.

POE Switches can Connect

  • AppleTV
  • FireSticks
  • Echo
  • ChromeCast
  • Sonos
  • Playstation
  • Xbox

PoE Switch Home Network Infographic