If the Right Switch for the installation requires multiple switches, then one of these switch models would have been chosen:
|Switch Model||Ports On||Max Devices||PoE Ports||Trunk or Stack||Inter-Switch Bandwidth||Max Stack Units|
There are two ways to manage multiple switches joined together: 1) Stacking and 2) Trunking
The choice of Stacking vs Trunking comes down to the requirements of the installation. Just Add Power strives to simplify the process as much as possible.
When multiple switches are used, the video bandwidth usage for Transmitters needs to be considered as the cables that connect switches have a maximum bandwidth capability that is much lower than a single switch.
To estimate Just Add Power Transmitter bandwidth usage:
|Generation||Average Bandwidth*||Recommended TX per Gb|
*Actual bandwidth will depend on source resolution, framerate, colorspace and content. The peak bandwidth output of a 3G Transmitter is 850Mbps, most often during boot-up and switching.
Connecting multiple switches together requires specialized cable, and cannot be carried over typical CatX wiring.
Most SFP cables are compatible, regardless of the manufacturer.
All Cisco SFP cables that work with the Cisco SG500 are also compatible with the Cisco SG550X.
**Just Add Power has experienced fiber modules passing 5Gb bandwidth between SG500 switches on Cisco firmware 126.96.36.199 and later. However, Cisco's documentation has yet to support this claim.**
The switches listed below are still supported by Just Add Power and JADConfig but are no longer in production by the manufacturer
|Discontinued Model||Maximum Devices||Replacement Model|
|Cisco SG500 and SG500X||376||Cisco SG550X|
|Luxul AMS-4424P||23||Cisco SG550X|
|Luxul XMS-7048P||47||Cisco SG550X|