The Cisco Catalyst 2960-C series compact switch is a small form-factor Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switch designed for deployments outside the wiring closet. Enterprise and commercial customers can deliver advanced security services, unified communications, wireless, IP video cameras, and other applications for the office workspace, micro branch office, classroom, cruise ship, and other wiring-constrained environments.
The Cisco Catalyst 2960CPD-8PT-L has eight 10/100 ports with two PoE or PoE+ input ports to allow it to be powered by another switch. This switch does not need a power supply and receives power over the uplink from an upstream PoE device, providing deployment flexibility and availability. It is ideal for wiring and space-constraint applications.