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No Need to Stick your Switch in the Closet

Not every business has the space—or the need—for a dedicated networking closet. Introducing the Cisco® Catalyst® 2960-L Series, the industry’s first fanless, 24- or 48-port, 1 Gigabit Ethernet switches. Cost effective and full-featured, the Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series lets you truly bring Connectivity… out of the closet.

When would a fanless switch come in handy?


Great for mounting in confined spaces, the quiet Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series has a port for everything in retail spaces.

  • Data connectivity for point-of-sale (POS) machines, phones, and video displays
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) for all connected network devices


The Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series is great for providing secure connectivity to access points.

  • Connect up to 50 hotel rooms on one floor
  • Extend access from central distribution rooms
  • Provide 802.1X authentication to access points


No one in the office will be distracted by the unobtrusive Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series.

  • Operates quietly
  • Provides network connectivity out of the wiring closet
  • Makes PoE available in open spaces
  • Simplifies management

Why switch to the Cisco Catalyst 2960-L?

In addition to being the only fanless, 24- or 48-port, 1 Gigabit Ethernet switch on the market, the Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series also offers these advantages over the competition:

Quiet and cool operation

Small form factor that is great for deployments with space constraints

Cost-effective connectivity

Bluetooth-based access

Automatic switch recovery

Perpetual PoE

Enhanced limited lifetime warranty (E-LLW) support

Simple day-0 provisioning

Performance at a glance though a dashboard

Easy-to-use diagnostics

Cisco can bring your switching out of the closet.

Powering small networks with quietness and simplicity, Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches provide affordable, entry-level enterprise-class switching for branch offices, conventional workspaces, and outside-the-wiring-closet applications.

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