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Pakedge® 24-Port Layer 3 Lite Managed Switch-S3L-24P

Model #: S3L-24P
Pakedge Devices & Software Inc
At a Glance

The S3L-24P, the newest addition to the S3 Series of switches, is the convergence of commercial-grade, high-quality networking with seamless interoperability of performance-sensitive audio and video applications. This integration delivers a quality-driven, consistent, and reliable audio and video experience that professional AV and commercial integrators can depend on.

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The S3L-24P is a purpose-built, high-performance managed switch with advanced switch functionality, Layer 3 Lite static routing, and interoperability with the most sophisticated audio and video technologies, IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB), Dante™, and Q-LAN. The S3L-24P combines enterprise-grade hardware with a feature-rich, AV-ready software platform, making this powerful switch a go-to solution for Pro-AV and lite commercial environments.

The S3L-24P delivers 24-gigabit ports that support IEEE 802.3af/at PoE+ with a power budget of 370W. The switch also has four dedicated 10 Gb SFP+ ports to support bandwidth-intensive applications and devices, such as a network-attached storage (NAS) drive. The 10 Gb SFP+ uplinks can also be used to connect multiple switches together, ensuring high speeds throughout the network.

The S3L-24P provides high-density Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching functionalities, including QoS (quality of service), IGMP v1/2/3, IGMP snooping, and static routing, to deliver exceptional performance to video over IP and audio over IP applications across complex AV networks.

The S3L-24P supports quick setup for IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB), Dante™, and Q-LAN to deliver seamless interoperability to performance-sensitive audio and video applications. The S3L-24P is also certified for IEEE 802.1BA through the AVnu Alliance™, ensuring a high-quality audio and video performance and interoperability with AVB-supported end devices.

The S3L-24P has a three-year warranty.

  • 24 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports
  • IEEE 802.3af/at (PoE/PoE+) with 370W power budget for 24 ports (up to 12 PoE+)
  • Four dedicated 10 Gb SFP+ fiber ports for high-bandwidth uplinks
  • Enterprise-grade chipset and processor (400 MHz CPU)
  • Advanced multicast management—IGMP snooping v1/2/3, IGMP query v1/2/3, immediate leave, source-specific multicast
  • Layer 3 Lite functionality with static routing for up to 16 interfaces
  • Advanced QoS with eight hardware queues
  • Enterprise-capable VLAN support, including subnet-based VLANs
  • Spanning tree protocol (STP), including rapid STP (RSTP) and multiple STP (MSTP)
  • Switching capacity of 128 Gbps
  • Support of SNMP v3 management protocol
  • Variable speed fan for silent operation (ISO 7779 tested 31.5 ~ 42.7 dBa)—ideal for public areas, conference rooms, and performance venues
  • Rear-facing ports—housing supports rear- and front-facing mounting
  • Standard 19” rack mount
  • Full-featured GUI

Application Guide

  • Pro-AV applications with high-bandwidth audio and video over IP
  • Lite commercial applications (boardrooms, conference centers, restaurants, retail space, higher education)
  • Edge switch connected to core Pakedge or third-party network
  • Complex audio/video-based networks (concert halls, stadiums, houses of worship, etc.)
  • MDU network backbone

Dedicated 10 Gbps Uplink Ports

The S3L-24P supports four dedicated 10 Gbps SFP+ uplink ports that deliver speeds 10× faster than traditional 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports. These transceiver ports can be used to link multiple switches together for uninterrupted, high-speed throughput across the switches. In addition, they can be used to deliver faster speeds to fiber-compatible devices that are bandwidth intensive, such as a NAS (network-attached storage) drives.

The S3L-24P 10 Gbps SFP+ ports are backward compatible with SFP transceivers, allowing you to connect the S3L-24P to an SX Series 1 Gb SFP port.

Compatible SFP+ transceiver modules and fiber optic cables are available through Pakedge. See the Accessories section for more information.

Pro-AV Ready

The S3L-24P supports a quick setup configuration for IEEE 802.1BA, Dante™, and Q-LAN, ensuring a seamless setup process for even the most complex AVB networks.

IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) with AVnu™ Alliance certification

The S3L-24P is certified with the AVnu Alliance™ for IEEE 802.1BA Audio Video Bridging (AVB), the IEEE standard that ensures reliable and timely transmission of audio and video streams across a network. The S3L-24P supports a maximum number of 75 AVB streams, making it a perfect solution for small AVB environments (recording studios and conference rooms) to mid-sized environments (houses of worship and restaurants).

The AVNU Alliance™ is an industry forum that works with member companies to test the interoperability of switches and end devices for highly reliable delivery of low-latency, synchronized audio across a network and to simplify professional AV system design, installation, and service.

Advanced Switching Software

The S3L-24P delivers a comprehensive package of switching protocols designed for projects that require advanced switching capabilities. The S3L-24P supports Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), including Rapid STP (RSTP) and Multiple STP (MSTP), which allows large networks with mesh connections to manage duplicate paths between switches, eliminating network loops between switches. In addition, the switch supports Loop Prevention, a port-based protocol that ensures there are no loops on the switch or devices immediately connected to the switch. The S3L-24P also supports port mirroring, allowing the ability to mirror traffic from ports, VLANs, or LAG groups to help in diagnosing network issues.

Layer 3 Lite Functionality

The S3L-24P offers certain Layer 3 routing features, including static routing of up to 16 routable interfaces, IGMP snooping v3, IGMP querier v3, and source-specific multicast. These features are used for passing unicast traffic across VLANs and managing multicast for the latest media streaming technologies. The S3L-24P supports 64 IP routing entries and 64 IPv4 multicast groups.

Comprehensive Security Management

The S3L-24P is designed with several enhanced security features, making it ideal for environments where security is a priority. A few of these enhanced security features include:

  • IP Source Guard
  • 802.11x and AAA authentication (port level)
  • Access control lists and port-based network access control
  • ARP spoofing prevention
  • DoS and worm attack defense
  • MAC filtering and MAC attack defense
  • IP filtering

High-End Aesthetics with Flexible Mounting

The S3L-24P fits in a standard 19” rack mount and supports rear- or front-facing mounting. Its sleek, cutting-edge industrial design exudes an understated elegance that hides the high performance and power within. Its rear port configuration is unique among Layer 3 switches—hiding unsightly cables and providing added security by preventing tampering. Its cool blue LED lights complement existing AV equipment.

Variable Fan for Near-Silent Operation

The S3L-24P is designed for near-silent operation, adding flexibility to placing the switch in locations such as conference rooms and offices. Designed with careful thermal management, the S3L-24P utilizes variable-speed fans for maximum cooling efficiency and low noise. The switch is ISO 1779 tested to a max of 42 dBa (average noise level of a library).

Comprehensive GUI

A comprehensive GUI enables incredible control over the powerful features of the S3L-24P switch. Firmware updates, management, security features, and enhanced configurations are available at the click of a button. Useful diagnostics are displayed directly on the dashboard, including fan speeds, temperatures, and both RAM and CPU utilization.

BakPak® Remote Management Integration

With the addition of the RK-1 Router or NK-1 Wireless Controller, the S3L-24P can be integrated with the BakPak Network Management System, allowing you to remotely manage and monitor all of your connected devices, including network audio and video devices, IP cameras, and networking products. Available BakPak features include remote login and remote power cycling, as well as PoE power control and self-healing. For more information about BakPak, check out our Dealer Portal.


  • Powerful, cost-effective, enterprise managed switch engineered for the Pro-AV and lite commercial markets
  • 24-port PoE+ managed switch with four ports 10 Gbps SFP+ and functionality for high-bandwidth audio and video
  • Interoperability and quick configuration with IEEE 802.1BA Audio Video Bridging (AVB), Dante™, and Q-LAN
  • Certified for IEEE 802.1BA Audio Video Bridging (AVB) with the AVnu Alliance™
  • Advanced switching protocols critical for performance-sensitive audio and video applications
  • Enterprise-grade processor for optimal performance and speed
  • Comprehensive security management
  • Integration with BakPak® network management (RK-1 or NK-1 required)

Superior Switches Designed for A/V

Pakedge Switches bring out the true performance of your connected devices. Combining features utilized by enterprise networks with a suite of features optimized for A/V devices, Pakedge switches are designed from the ground-up as the perfect complement to an A/V system – or the perfect way to power any existing network.

Enterprise Chipset

High performance switches start with the core. The engines powering Pakedge switches are enterprise grade high performance processors using switch on a chip (SoC) technology. Network processors are optimized to process AV network traffic flows at high speeds. They reduce the load on other system components by taking on many of the packet-based communications maintenance tasks such as general TCP processing, network address translation and some encryption/decryption tasks. AV Traffic management is a key function of the switch and the chipset is the heart of that functionality. A high performance chipset is critical to fast and accurate switching capabilities.

Easy Network Segmentation for Performance

Pakedge Zones simplify VLANs for A/V networks by breaking them into six subnetworks: management, voice, audio/video, automation, data and guest. Network ports on routers and switches under these subnetworks are color-coded for easy identification. SX-Series switches make Pakedge Zones even easier with Zone Wizard and Zone Template technology. The Zone Wizard offers easy drag-and-drop Zone configuration, while Zone Templates allow users to choose from a series of preconfigured templates chosen based on industry best practices for optimized network performance.

AV Aesthetics

A truly luxurious home deserves the look and feel of devices designed from the ground-up with class in mind. Elegant design, high-quality materials, and cool blue LEDs give Pakedge switches a high-end A/V look and feel. Because of this focus on design, Pakedge Switches fit perfectly alongside any A/V equipment in a rack.



Form Factor1 RU fixed form factor
Dimensions (HxWxD)1.73 x 17.32 x 8.27 in. (44 mm x 440 mm x 210 mm)
Port Form FactorRear Facing
Gigabit Ethernet Ports24
PoE/PoE+ Capable Ports24
SFP+ Ports (10G/1G)4 Dedicated
Console Port (RJ45 Cisco Pinout)Yes
FanVariable-Speed Quiet
Number of Fan Modules3
Fan SpeedsAutomatic high and low speed depending on internal temperature
MTBF>100,000 hours
Weight11.0 lbs. (5.0 kg)


Input Voltage100VAC to 240VAC
Frequency50 Hz to 60 Hz
Efficiency85% to 88%
Maximum Power Consumption430W / 370W with full PoE load and 320W for guard band / 30W with full non-PoE load
PoE Budget370W
IEEE 802.3af (PoE) SupportYes (supplies 15.4W per port)
IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) SupportYes (supplies 30W per port)
Automatic PD DiscoveryYes (will supply power immediately if PD device was detected)
PoE SafetyAutomatically disable individual ports when electrical current is over 600mA or when electrical short occured.
Maximum Heat Dissipation1541 BTU/hr


Switching Capacity128 Gbps
Throughput (million packets per second)95.23 Mpps
Maximum Transmission Units9 Kbytes (jumbo frames)
CPU Speed400 MHz
RAM Size (MBytes)512
Flash Size (MBytes)64
Packet Buffer (MBytes)1.5


Web Interface (GUI)Yes
Command Line Interface (CLI)Yes
Access Control Lists (ACL)Yes
DoS Attack PreventionYes
File SystemYes
IPv4/IPv6 Dual StackYes
RADIUS Server and ClientYes
TACACS+ Server and ClientYes
Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)Yes
SSHv2 ServerYes
Telnet ServerYes


DHCP CLientYes
DHCP Relay (with option 82)Yes
DHCP Server (IPv4)Yes
DHCP Server PoolsYes
Default Routers per DHCP Server PoolYes
DHCP Server Clients1024


sFlow (version 5)Yes
Minimum Sampling Granularity256


MAC Table Size16K
L2 Multicast Entries512

Misc. Specs

Depth (in.)8.27
Width (in.)17.32
Height (in.)1.73
Product Weight11.0000
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