Smart POE switches popularize all over the world. At present, more and more small and medium-sized office users, commercial users and enterprise users are rapidly accepting this type of switch products. As an upgrade of non-network switch, it ensures that users can get the functions of network managed switches, optimize their own network infrastructure and promote their own electronic applications with less cost. After users of full network managed switches are aware of their required switch functions and management methods, they find that the current smart switches actually have been able to fully meet their requirements in many applications, and they can certainly get the same network manageable architecture under the premise of a large amount of budget saving. It provides a good choice for users when the non-network managed switches and the full network managed switches can not fully meet the requirements of users. At present, a wide range of primary and secondary schools, Internet cafes, hotel customers, office networks and business networks in all walks of life are beginning to use a large number of smart POE switch. The shipments of smart switches are growing rapidly.
In 2007, as small and medium business network users did not need many additional functions (such as OSPF, VRRP, PIM, etc.) of the full network management Gigabit switches at that time, the three tier Gigabit switches with basic three tier routing functions (such as supporting VLAN-based routing, supporting RIP, etc.) fast came out. Now, smart switches will develop towards more and more product models, more and more user-friendly functions, and more and more simple ways to manage configuration. The development prospect of smart POE switch will be better and better.