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IT Central Station members were asked what aspects are most important when evaluating Ethernet switches and the consensus was: compatibility with the system's needed functions (for example VLAN compatible), gigabit connectivity, interoperability, open API, and performance. Ease of administration, use, and maintenance/management are also necessary components. Many users also mentioned port ratio, PoE, and reliability.

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