Web-managed multi-gigabit switch offers 10G, SFP+ connectivity for homes, offices

April 8, 2021
Zyxel's XGS1250-12 is a 12-port web-managed switch that includes (3) 10G multi-gigabit plus (1) 10G SFP+ ports.

Zyxel Networks, a specialist in delivering secure, AI- and cloud-powered business and home networking platforms, today announced the launch of its XGS1250-12 12-Port Web-Managed Multi-Gigabit Switch with 3-Port 10G and 1-Port 10G SFP+ capabilities.

Designed to optimize high-bandwidth applications in the home and office, such as HD multimedia content creation and storage, and high-speed WiFi 6 data and IoT traffic, the versatile XGS1250-12 switch features three multi-gigabit ports to eliminate network bottlenecks for devices such as 10G NAS or servers, WiFi 6 access points and new 2.5G motherboards.

Zyxel says the XGS1250-12 can be easily managed through an intuitive browser-based graphical user interface (GUI). The switch features eight Gigabit Ethernet ports, one 10G SFP+ port, and three multi-gigabit ports that support five speeds: 10 Gbps, 5 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 1 Gbps and 1 Gbps.

The highest common link speed is automatically and independently negotiated with each connected device. The operating speed of each port is indicated by an easy-to-read five-color LED. Networks can be easy upgraded to multi-gigabit while retaining existing Cat 5e cable infrastructures, thereby minimizing cost and saving time.

Benefits of the XGS1250-12 12-Port Web-Managed Multi-Gigabit Switch, according to Zyxel, include:

  • Increase Network Bandwidth Capacity Up to 10x – XGS1250-12 features three Multi-Gigabit ports and one 10G SFP+ port, each supporting speeds up to 10 Gbps. The multiple 10G-capable ports provide versatility to maximize the performance of 10G-capable devices in home or office environments.
  • Versatility to Support Advanced Network Devices – Eight Gigabit RJ-45 ports, three Multi-Gigabit ports, and one 10G fiber port provide flexibility to support a variety of network devices. High-performance devices such as iMac Pro, 10G NAS devices, network servers, WiFi 6 access points, and 2.5G motherboards can all connect at maximum speeds to optimize performance.
  • Energy-Efficient, Quiet Operation – Well-suited for use on a desktop or mounted on the wall, XGS1250-12 incorporates a whisper-silent smart fan that is designed to automatically adjust speeds based upon the device temperature.
  • Intuitive, Web-Based Management – Designed to simplify networks in home and small office environments, the affordable XGS1250-12 supports essential features including VLAN, QoS, IGMP snooping v1/v2 and v3, link aggregation, and port mirroring. These smart features are easily configurable via a user-friendly, web-based interface.

The XGS1250-12 12-Port Web-Managed Multi-Gigabit Switch with 3-Port 10G and 1-Port 10G SFP+ carries a five-year warranty and is available now through all Zyxel authorized resellers and e-commerce partners at a street price of $219.99. For more information, visit www.zyxel.com/us.

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