Pakedge Debuts Its S28fe and S20fe Gigabit Ethernet Switches

With front exiting cables, Ethernet and Fiber Optic Connectivity And Upgraded Features

Foster City, CA - Pakedge Device & Software is premiering its S28fe and S20fe 28-port and 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switches With Multiple Fiber Ports, which offer simultaneous gigabit Ethernet and fiber optic port connectivity along with upgraded design features.


The S28fe and S20fe provide 24 and 16 gigabit Ethernet data ports, respectively. Each unit also contains four ports for fiber-optic network cables, making it ideal for large installations that require long Ethernet cables.

Both models feature an industrial design that accommodates Pakedge's new 1U brush plate and 2U/3U cover plate for a clean, neat appearance that complements A/V installation. In addition, these switches incorporate Pakedge's new black "stealth" data ports over typical silver ones for a more refined finish.

Victor Pak, president and CEO of Pakedge Inc., promises the switches offer "more connectivity than ever before," thanks to their speed and fiber-optic capabilities.

The S28fe and S20fe are unmanaged plug-and-play switches, providing easy and quick installations to dealers. Each data port offers speeds of 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps, depending on the quality of connected devices.

Pakedge's new recessed brush plate and cover plate route all cables underneath the switch for a neat, uncluttered appearance. Both units have an ultra-quiet fan for silent operation-a major advantage when the switch is installed near A/V equipment or in a home.

Another innovative feature both models possess is the Automatic Loop Detection. This prevents unwanted signal loops often caused by plugging a cable into the wrong port.

The S28fe and S20fe's store-and-forward architecture filters errors and forwards data packets without any blockage. This flow control ensures that correct data is transmitted and backpressure flow control mechanisms work for both full and half-duplex modes. The S28fe and S20fe support the NWay auto-negotiation protocol that automatically detects network speed (10/100/1000 Mbps) and full/half duplex modes. In addition, Auto-MDI/MDI-X functionality eliminates the need for crossover cables (in larger installations, each port can connect to a larger switch or hub with no crossover cable). Blue LED lights on the front panel provide real-time diagnostics.

The Pakedge S28fe and S20fe Gigabit Ethernet Switches with Fiber Ports are already available. Please contact sales@pakedge.com for pricing.

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