The NXA-ENET24 Ethernet Switch is specifically designed to protect the video streams coming from AMX MAX servers to MAX Audio Video Modules (AVM). The NXA-ENET24 features the added capability to power the networked devices it is supporting with up to 15.4 watts per device, which is ideal for devices located in distant locations from power outlets. Standard switches will reduce bandwidth from all applications when there is heavy data traffic passing through the switch. For streaming audio and video applications this will cause skipping and jitter in the audio and video feeds. This is unacceptable for AMX applications. As a result, AMX has designed the NXAENET24 to protect the A/V streams when heavy data traffic occurs. Bandwidth is reduced from other applications, such as file transfer, e-mail and web surfing only when heavy data traffic events occur. The NXA-ENET24 also provides a full range of features for Layer 2 switching. It includes a management agent that allows for feature configuration. The default configuration can be used for most of the features provided by this switch. However, there are many options that you could configure to maximize the switch's performance for your particular network environment.