New cloud-managed switches deliver seamless, high-speed connectivity with effortless management in a streamlined, space-saving package

Zyxel Networks, a leader in delivering secure, AI-powered cloud networking solutions, today launched the XMG1915 series 8/16-Port 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Switches. Bringing together 2.5G capability, 10G uplinks, Power over Ethernet (PoE) options and flexible cloud management, the XMG1915 series offers content creators, prosumers and small businesses a cost-effective solution to help meet the increasing demand of today’s high-bandwidth era.


Mighty performance in a small box

The XMG1915 series is designed to address the growing network challenge posed by large file transfers and high-quality multimedia requirements. It offers 8/16-port models, with all downlink ports operating at 2.5G speed, ensuring seamless connectivity for a wide array of connected devices, including WiFi 6/6E/7 APs, multi-gig computers, IP cameras, and NAS devices. These newer-generation devices often come with a speed boost, and the two 10G uplink ports of the XMG1915 series will ensure sufficient bandwidth to alleviate network traffic jams, helping users to unlock their full potential.

The inclusion of 60W PoE++ support[1] across eight ports accommodates high-power devices and simplifies installations. The total PoE budget of 130W/180W provides sufficient power at a competitive price for a small business, removing the need to invest in an excessive PoE budget that is often wasted. Moreover, users can leverage their existing Cat 5 cables, eliminating the need for any costly re-cabling. The XMG1915 also features a smaller design, half the size of most 2.5G switches on the market, making it ideal for desktop placement and giving precious office space back to business owners.

Silent and energy-saving fanless design

Engineered for optimal performance, the XMG1915 series boasts a fanless design with robust hardware heat dissipation, ensuring silent operation while conserving energy. The XMG1915-8E/8EP models are entirely fanless, while the XMG1915-18EP is equipped with a whisper-silent fan.

Flexible cloud management

Created to be cloud manageable through Zyxel Networks’ Nebula platform, the XMG1915 series allows users to easily onboard devices through the Nebula app, with QR code scans for rapid network setup. Users can seamlessly manage their connectivity and security from anywhere, via a single pane of glass, and receive an up-to-date view of their network posture at a glance.

Remote management capabilities empower users to oversee switches and reboot connected devices from anywhere, without requiring physical presence. There is also a Loop Prevention feature that further supports its hassle-free operation by auto-detecting and resolving configuration-related issues. Standalone management is also available for those who require the option to manage their switches on-premises.

“The XMG1915 series represents a significant leap forward in network technology. By providing an easy and cost-effective solution to upgrade to multi-gig networks, we’re empowering prosumers and small businesses to meet the demands of today’s data-driven world,” said Mr. Crowley Wu, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Zyxel Networks

By Harry