Education Solutions

Power over Ethernet (PoE) networks powered by Versa Technology utilize high-quality managed switches, splitters, injectors, and extenders that are easy to install, configure and troubleshoot.

The internet provides pathways for students to connect with the best learning opportunities and programs at every level, from K through 12 to trade schools, conference centers and institutions of higher learning.  

Robust managed PoE switches from Versa provide high bandwidth networks that support wireless computers, tablets, security cameras and display screens and video conferencing setups in classroom or on campus. PoE smart lighting systems save energy, promote health and facilitate optimal learning environments. Speak with a member of our product team to find out more.

Recommended Devices for Education

D40-082-30 Industrial PoE Switch
$275.00

D40-082-30 Unmanaged Industrial PoE Switch with 8 x 30W PoE + 2 SFP Interfaces

The D40-082-30 is a Gigabit PoE solution for Industrial environments and offers 8 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 30-watt 802.3at.
  • Ports: 8*30W PoE, 2*SFP ports
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • Standards: 802.3at
  • PoE Power Budget: 240W
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE
  • Operating Temp: -40°C ~ 75°C
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
Note: ALL Industrial units do NOT include a power supply. Click here to shop the Industrial Power Supply.
D60-044-91 Industrial Switch
$675.00

D60-044-91 Managed L2 Industrial PoE Switch With 4 X 90W 802.3bt PoE + 2 RJ45 And 2 SFP Interfaces

The D60-044-91 is an L2 Managed Industrial Gigabit PoE switch that offers four 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 90W 802.3bt PoE with 2 Gigabit copper ports and 2 SFP fiber slots.
  • Ports: 4*90W PoE, 2* GbE, 2*SFP ports
  • Type of Switch: Managed
  • Standards: 802.3bt
  • PoE Power Budget: 360W
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE
  • Operating Temp: -40°C ~ 75°C
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
Note: ALL Industrial units do NOT include a power supply. Click here to shop the Industrial Power Supply.
D40-044-91-DC Industrial PoE Switch
$535.00

D40-044-91-DC Unmanaged Industrial PoE Switch With 4 X 90W 802.3bt PoE + 2 RJ45 And 2 SFP Interfaces (12~56V DC)

The D40-044-91-DC is an IP30 Industrial Gigabit PoE switch that offers four 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 90W 802.3bt PoE with 2 Gigabit copper ports and 2 SFP fiber slots with 12~56V DC input.
  • Ports: 4*90W PoE, 2* GbE, 2*SFP ports
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • Standards: 802.3bt
  • PoE Power Budget: 12VDC: 90W, 24VDC: 160W, 48VDC: 360W
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE
  • Operating Temp: -40°C ~ 75°C
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
Note: ALL Industrial units do NOT include a power supply. Click here to shop the Industrial Power Supply.
D40-044-91 Industrial PoE Switch
$360.00

D40-044-91 Unmanaged Industrial PoE Switch With 4 X 90W 802.3bt PoE + 2 RJ45 And 2 SFP Interfaces

The D40-044-91 is an IP30 Industrial Gigabit PoE switch that offers four 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 60W/90W bt PoE with 2 Gigabit copper ports and 2 SFP fiber slots for uplink.
  • Ports: 4*90W PoE, 2* GbE, 2*SFP ports
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • Standards: 802.3bt
  • PoE Power Budget: 360W
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE
  • Operating Temp: -40°C ~ 75°C
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
Note: ALL Industrial units do NOT include a power supply. Click here to shop the Industrial Power Supply.
H40-044-30-150
$1,348.00

H80-044-60-250 Managed Industrial Outdoor Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 x 60W PoE + 2 RJ45 and 2 SFP interface

The H80-044-60-250 Gigabit PoE Switch, a 4-Port 60W PoE + 2-port RJ45 + 2-port SFP L2 plus, is designed with IP67, 6KV PoE Ethernet surge protection, and 40KV surge protection in power.
  • Ports: 4*60W PoE, 2*SFP, 2*RJ45
  • Type of Switch: Managed
  • PoE Ports: 4
  • Standards: 802.3at/af
  • PoE Power Budget: 250W
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE, 40KV AC
  • Operating Temp: -40 to 65°C
  • Power Supply Included
  • Built-in Device Management System (DMS) software
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
H40-044-30-150
$1,180.00

H80-044-30-150 Managed Industrial Outdoor Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 x 30W PoE + 2 RJ45 and 2 SFP interfaces

The H80-044-30-150 Gigabit PoE Switch, a 4-Port 30W PoE + 2-port RJ45 + 2-port SFP L2 plus, is designed with IP67, 6KV PoE Ethernet surge protection, and 40KV surge protection in power.
  • Ports: 4*30W PoE, 2*SFP, 2*RJ45
  • Type of Switch: Managed
  • PoE Ports: 4
  • Standards: 802.3at/af
  • PoE Power Budget: 150W
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE, 40KV AC
  • Operating Temp: -40 to 65°C
  • Power Supply Included
  • Built-in Device Management System (DMS) software
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
H42-042-30-075
$413.00

H42-042-30-075 Unmanaged Industrial Outdoor Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 x 30W PoE + 1 selectable 24/56VDC PoE and 1 SFP interface

The H42-042-30-075 is Industrial Gigabit Adjustable PoE Switch designed with IP67 & IK10, 6KV PoE Ethernet port surge protection, 10KV surge protection in AC power, and operation temperature between -40°C and 65°C during harsh weather conditions.
  • Ports: 4*30W PoE, 2*SFP, 2*RJ45
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • PoE Ports: 4
  • Standards: 802.3at/af
  • PoE Power Budget: 75W
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE, 10KV AC
  • Operating Temp: -40 to 65°C
  • Power Supply Included
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
H40-044-30-150
$825.00

H40-082-30-250 Unmanaged Industrial Outdoor PoE Switch with 8 x 30W PoE and 2 SFP interfaces

The H40-082-30-250 is a Gigabit PoE solution for the outdoor environment and offers eight of 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 30-watt 802.3at.
  • Ports: 8*30W PoE, 2*SFP
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • PoE Ports: 8
  • Standards: 802.3at/af, UPoE
  • PoE Power Budget: 250W
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE, 40KV AC
  • Operating Temp: -40 to 65°C
  • Power Supply Included
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
H40-044-30-150
$825.00

H40-044-90-250 Unmanaged Industrial Outdoor Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 x 95W PoE + 2 RJ45 and 2 SFP interfaces

The H40-044-90-250 is a Gigabit PoE switch for the outdoor environment and offers four of 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 95-watt PoE.
  • Ports:4*95W PoE, 2*SFP, 2*RJ45
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • PoE Ports: 4
  • Standards: PoH PoE
  • PoE Power Budget: 250W
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC
  • Surge Protection: 12KV PoE, 40KV AC
  • Operating Temp: -40 to 65°C
  • Power Supply Included
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
H40-044-30-150
$875.00

H40-044-60-250 Unmanaged Industrial Outdoor Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 x 60W PoE + 2 RJ45 and 2 SFP interfaces

The H40-044-60-250 is a Gigabit PoE solution for the outdoor environment and offers four of 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 60-watt UPoE.
  • Ports: 4*60W PoE, 2*SFP, 2*RJ45
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • PoE Ports: 4
  • Standards: UPoH PoE
  • PoE Power Budget: 250W
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE, 40KV AC
  • Operating Temp: -40 to 65°C
  • Power Supply Included
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
H40-044-30-150
$688.00

H40-044-30-150 Unmanaged Industrial Outdoor Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 x 30W PoE + 2 RJ45 and 2 SFP interfaces

The H40-044-30-150 is a Gigabit PoE solution for the outdoor environment and offers four of 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 30-watt 802.3at.
  • Ports: 4*30W PoE, 2*SFP, 2*RJ45
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • PoE Ports: 4
  • Standards: IEEE 802.3af/at
  • PoE Power Budget: 150W
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE, 40KV AC
  • Operating Temp: -40 to 65°C
  • Power Supply Included
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
C50-162-30-250
$650.00

C50-162-30-250 Managed ONVIF GbE Switch with 16 X 30W PoE and 2 SFP Interfaces

The C50-162-30-250, a basic Layer 2 Smart PoE Switch, is equipped with 16-port Gigabit PoE (10M/100M/1G) and 2-port Gigabit (100M/1G) SFP transceiver slots for flexible link.
  • Ports: 16*30W PoE, 2*SFP
  • Type of Switch: Managed
  • PoE Ports: 16
  • Standards: 802.3at/af
  • PoE Power Budget: 270W
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC
  • Surge Protection: 6KV
  • Operating Temp: 0 to 50°C
  • Built-in Device Management System (DMS) software
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
H70-044-60
$996.00

H70-044-60 Managed Industrial IP30 PoE Switch With 4 X 60W PoE + 2 RJ45 And 2 SFP Interfaces

The H70-044-60 Industrial L2 plus Gigabit switch includes 4-Port 60W UPoE + 2-port RJ45 + 2-port SFP with 6KV Ethernet port surge protection.
  • Ports: 4*60W PoE, 2*SFP, 2*RJ45
  • Type of Switch: Managed
  • Standards: UPoE
  • PoE Power Budget: 240W
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE
  • Operating Temp: -40°C ~ 75°C
  • Built-in Device Management System (DMS) software
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
Note: ALL Industrial units do NOT include a power supply. Click here to shop the Industrial Power Supply.
H36-044-90
$578.00

H36-044-90 Industrial Gigabit 30W/60W/95W PoE Switch W/ 12~56VDC Input

The H36-044-90 is an Industrial Gigabit PoE Switch that is designed with IP30, 12KV PoE Ethernet port surge protection, and operation temperature between -40°C and 75°C during harsh weather conditions.
  • Ports: 4*95W PoE, 2*RJ45, 2*SFP
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • Standards: PoH PoE (60W/95W)
  • PoE Power Budget: 240W@48V
  • Surge Protection: 12KV PoE
  • Operating Temp: -40°C ~ 75°C
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
Note: ALL Industrial units do NOT include a power supply. Click here to shop the Industrial Power Supply.
H36-042-30
$350.00

H36-042-30 Unmanaged Industrial PoE Switch with 4 X 30W PoE + 1 RJ45 and 1 SFP Interface

The H36-042-30 is an Industrial Gigabit Adjustable PoE Switch that is designed with IP30, 6KV PoE Ethernet port surge protection, and operation temperature between -40°C and 75°C.
  • Ports: 4*30W PoE, 1*RJ45, 1*SFP
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • Standards: IEEE 802.3af/at
  • PoE Power Budget: 120W@48V
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE
  • Operating Temp: -40°C ~ 75°C
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
Note: ALL Industrial units do NOT include a power supply. Click here to shop the Industrial Power Supply.
H36-042-30
$206.00

H32-042-30 IP30 Industrial Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 X 30W PoE + 1 Selectable 24/56VDC PoE and 1 SFP Interface

The H32-042-30 is an Industrial Grade Gigabit Selectable PoE Switch is designed with IP30, 6KV PoE Ethernet port surge protection, and operation temperature between -40°C and 75°C.
  • Ports: 4*30W GbE PoE, 1*GbE RJ45, 1*GbE SFP
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • Standards: IEEE 802.3af/at
  • PoE Power Budget: 120W
  • Input Voltage: 48~56VDC
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE
  • Operating Temp: -40°C ~ 75°C
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
Note: ALL Industrial units do NOT include a power supply. Click here to shop the Industrial Power Supply.
H30-044-90
$385.00

H30-044-90 Unmanaged Industrial PoE Switch with 4 X 95W PoE + 2 RJ45 and 2 SFP Interfaces

The H30-044-90 is a Gigabit PoE solution for the Industrial environment and offers four of 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 60W/95W UPoE.
  • Ports: 4*60/95W PoE, 2*RJ45, 2*SFP
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • Standards: IEEE 802.3af/at
  • PoE Power Budget: 120W
  • Input Voltage: 48~56VDC
  • Surge Protection: 6KV PoE
  • Operating Temp: -40°C ~ 75°C
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
Note: ALL Industrial units do NOT include a power supply. Click here to shop the Industrial Power Supply
H30-044-90
$220.00

H30-044-30 Unmanaged Industrial PoE Switch With 4 X 30W PoE + 2 RJ45 And 2 SFP Interfaces

The H30-044-30 is a Gigabit PoE solution for the Industrial environment and offers four of 10/100/1000BASE-T ports featuring 30-watt 802.3at.
  • Ports: 4*30W PoE, 2*RJ45, 2*SFP
  • Type of Switch: Unmanaged
  • Standards: IEEE 802.3af/at
  • PoE Power Budget: 120W
  • Input Voltage: 48~56VDC
  • Surge Protection: 12KV PoE
  • Operating Temp: -40°C ~ 75°C
  • TAA Compliant, made in Taiwan
Note: ALL Industrial units do NOT include a power supply. Click here to shop the Industrial Power Supply
VX-GPU2626 PoE Switch
$1,995.00

VX-GPU2626 (V2) L2+ 24-Port Managed GbE UPOE Switch (2000W)

The VX-GPU2626 (V2), from Versa Technology, delivers 24 10/10/100TX UPOE ports (802.3bt/at/af, and total of 2000W), 2 Combo 100/1000X SFP TX ports and RJ45 Console port.

  • Ports: 24 10/100/1000TX PoE + 2 100/1000 SFP/TX
  • Type of Switch: Managed
  • PoE Ports: 24
  • Standards: Ultra PoE 802.3bt Ready, 802.3at
  • PoE Power Budget: 2000W
  • Operating Temp: 0 to 40°C
  • Input Voltage: 115-240VAC
  • Forwarding Capacity: 36.68Mpps
  • Includes: 2 x 1000W Power Supply
VX-GPU2610-9 UL PoE Switch
$750.00

VX-GPU2610-9 L2+ 8-Port 10/100/1000TX 90W 802.3bt PoE + 2-Port 100/1000X SFP Managed Switch (740W PoE budget, DMS)

The VX-GPU2610-9 delivers 8 UPOE ports (802.3bt/at/af, and total of 740W), 8 10/10/100TX ports, 2 Combo 100/1000X SFP TX ports and RJ45 Console port.

  • Ports: 8 802.3bt PoE + 8 10/100/1000TX + 2 100/1000TX SFP
  • Type of Switch: Managed
  • PoE Ports: 8
  • Standards: Ultra PoE 802.3bt Ready, 802.3at/af
  • PoE Power Budget: 740W (90W per port)
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC
  • Forwarding Capacity: 14.88Mpps
  • Operating Temp: 0 to 40°C
  • UL Listed
VX-GPU2610 PoE Switch
$489.00

VX-GPU2610 L2+ 4-Port 802.3bt PoE + 4-Port 10/100/1000TX + 2-Port 100/1000X SFP Managed GbE UPOE Switch (240W, DMS)

The VX-GPU2610, from Versa Technology, delivers 4 UPOE ports (802.3bt/at/af, and total of 240W), 4 10/10/100TX ports, 2 Combo 100/1000X SFP TX ports and RJ45 Console port.

  • Ports: 4 802.3bt PoE + 4 10/100/1000TX + 2 100/1000TX SFP
  • Type of Switch: Managed
  • PoE Ports: 4
  • Standards: Ultra PoE 802.3bt Ready, 802.3at/af
  • PoE Power Budget: 240W (60W per port)
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC
  • Forwarding Capacity: 14.88Mpps
  • Operating Temp: 0 to 40°C
  • Supports: LLDP

FAQ's Regarding PoE in Education

What are the benefits of PoE in education?

Above all, delivering electricity and data through a single cable makes it much simpler to connect different devices across a school to the internet or an internal network. Installation of security cameras, smartboards, etc., becomes much easier.

That easier and more flexible installation also reduces costs, enabling an easier and more realistic move to technology-based classrooms and learning environments as a result. Another cost savings opportunity is the ability to create smarter lighting and HVAC systems through PoE, increasing energy efficiency for single or multiple buildings in the process.

What devices can be powered using PoE in education?

Discussions of building infrastructure have turned increasingly toward PoE as the fourth utility, providing the necessary data to a wide range of devices that increase the connectivity of the building as a whole. Examples of devices that PoE can power in educational facilities include:

  • Security cameras and public speaker systems
  • Smartboards
  • Smart lighting systems
  • HVAC controls
  • Wireless access points for improved WiFi
  • And more

What are the cost savings associated with PoE in education?

It’s difficult to calculate the exact cost savings of implementing PoE because so much of it depends on the type and number of devices this new opportunity covers. In addition, indirect cost savings such as more efficient lighting also have to be taken into account. However, in almost every application, the cost savings of PoE solutions in education are significant.

Are there any limitations to PoE in education?

PoE reaches its limitations when power and data have to be delivered at distances above 100 meters, or 328 feet. This can make bringing service to both remote buildings or hallways more difficult. In addition, a PoE cable is more robust and expensive than a simple power cable, making installation cost-prohibitive in applications where the data component is not needed.

What are the energy efficiency benefits of using PoE in education?

PoE provides energy efficiency by reducing the need to install AC wiring and outlets. Devices that rely on Ethernet cords to supply the data directly will always need to be connected. Adding power to that connection can deliver a savings of nearly 50%. The PoE-based installation of smart lighting and HVAC systems that can turn on and off based on need and usage can further reduce energy usage.

Insights from the Blog

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