Network Switches Procurement in the US
This report is intended to assist buyers of network switches. Switches are computer networking equipment that connect devices together within an internal network by using packet switching to manage data packet traffic. Switches are considered more efficient and functional than their hub counterparts because they allow only designated ports to receive the data, whereas hubs flood the network with data through all ports. Most devices use Ethernet to communicate data from one device to another; therefore, only electrical devices that have Ethernet slots, such as computers, printers, servers and routers, are capable of communicating through switches. This report excludes routers, modems, hubs and bridges.