This particular PoE (power over ethernet) switch is ideal for PTZ camera projects including up to 4 cameras, because the switch include for PoE enabled ports. For projects with more than 4 PTZ cameras you will need a network switch with more ports that are PoE enabled. The breakout cables used provide Power and Ethernet to for the camera which is ideal because it can be used with any PoE enabled switch. This also allows for camera control, IP video streaming and of course powering the camera.
Texas Wifi is a great company to call with questions about Power Over Ethernet. As promised a link is provided below to their website. Keep in mind that you do need a barrel adapter for the 12V power provided at the end of this PoE injection cable.
A question we recently received was “How many cameras can we put on a single Gigabit Switch?” Look for the answer on Tech Chat w/ Matt this Wednesday!
Product Description – WT-AF-12v12w : https://find-a-poe.com/product/wt-af-ptzoptics/
PoE Switch: http://airlink101.com/products/asw408poe.php
Texas WiFi PoE solutions for SDI models: http://wifi-texas.com/ptz-optics/?utm_source=email&utm_content=2760115