Luxul AMS-1816P 18 Port Gigabit Poe+ Managed Switch - Dreamedia AV
Luxul AMS-1816P 18 Port Gigabit Poe+ Managed Switch - Dreamedia AV
Luxul AMS-1816P 18 Port Gigabit Poe+ Managed Switch - Dreamedia AV

Luxul AMS-1816P 18 Port Gigabit Poe+ Managed Switch

18-port PoE+ managed switch with dual SFP uplinks

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Luxul AMS-1816P 18 Port Gigabit Poe+ Managed Switch

Unleash the Power of Connectivity

In the realm of digital networking, a silent revolution is taking place. The backbone of this evolution is robust and reliable hardware that not only meets today's demands but also anticipates the needs of tomorrow. Enter the Luxul AMS-1816P 18 Port Gigabit PoE+ Managed Switch, a powerhouse of connectivity that seamlessly unites devices, offering a streamlined and efficient network experience.

Advanced PoE+ Capabilities

Imagine a bustling office space, surveillance-heavy environment, or an intricate smart home system. What do they have in common? They all require a network that can support a multitude of devices without a hitch. The Luxul AMS-1816P, with its 16 PoE+ Gigabit Ethernet ports, delivers power and data over a single cable, simplifying the installation of network devices like VoIP phones, IP cameras, and wireless access points.

  • Power Over Ethernet Plus (PoE+): Provides up to 30 watts per port, driving devices with higher power requirements.
  • Power Budget of 185W: Ensures a reliable power supply to all connected devices.
  • PoE Self-Healing: Automates power cycles on unresponsive PoE devices, minimizing downtime.

Superior Performance and Expandability

The backbone of any network switch is its performance, and the Luxul AMS-1816P shines with a switching capacity of 36 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 26.79 Mpps. But what does this mean for you? It means that your network can handle heavy traffic without bottlenecks, keeping your data flowing smoothly.

  • Gigabit SFP Uplink Ports: Two ports dedicated for fiber connections, enabling long-range, high-speed networking and the ability to easily expand your network.
  • Robust Layer 2 and Layer 3 Features: Offers advanced network segmentation and routing capabilities, ensuring efficient traffic management.

Intelligent Design for Effective Management

Simplicity and control are at the heart of the Luxul AMS-1816P's design. Its web-based GUI and Command Line Interface (CLI) offer an intuitive management platform, delivering a user-friendly experience even for complex network configurations.

  • VLAN Support: Allows for the creation of virtual networks, enhancing security and network efficiency.
  • QoS Support: Prioritizes network traffic, ensuring that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need.
  • ProWatch Compatibility: Enables remote monitoring and management, providing peace of mind and ease of maintenance.

Aesthetic and Quiet Operation

A well-designed switch doesn't just perform well; it also fits seamlessly into its environment. The Luxul AMS-1816P's variable speed fans adapt to the device's temperature, ensuring quiet operation, perfect for noise-sensitive areas.

  • User-selected LED Color: Offers a choice between green or blue LED indicators, allowing for visual customization to match your environment or preferences.

Simplified Installation

Setting up the Luxul AMS-1816P is a breeze. Its rack-mountable design fits standard server racks, while the cable recognition feature takes the guesswork out of using straight-through or crossover cables.

Security and Compliance

In today's world, security is paramount. The Luxul AMS-1816P comes equipped with a suite of security features to protect your network from unauthorized access and threats.

  • IEEE 802.1X: Network access control that ensures only authorized devices can connect.
  • SSH/SSL: Secure protocols that protect management data.
  • IP Source Guard: Prevents IP address spoofing and ensures a secure network environment.

Built to Last

Durability and reliability are non-negotiable when it comes to networking hardware. The Luxul AMS-1816P's three-year limited warranty is a testament to its quality and the manufacturer's confidence in its product.

Key Specifications at a Glance

  • Model: Luxul AMS-1816P
  • Ports: 16 PoE+ Gigabit Ethernet ports, 2 Gigabit SFP uplink ports
  • Switching Capacity: 36 Gbps
  • Forwarding Rate: 26.79 Mpps
  • Power Budget: 185W
  • Dimensions: 17.3" L x 8.25" W x 1.75" H
  • Weight: 7lbs
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 104°F
  • Certifications: CE, FCC, RoHS

Your Network, Tailored by Dreamedia

At Dreamedia, we understand that every network is unique and requires a tailored approach. Whether you're designing a state-of-the-art home theater system, a secure and efficient office network, or a cutting-edge smart home, the Luxul AMS-1816P is the foundation you need. Our team is here to help you design and implement a network that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

Seamless Integration into Your Lifestyle

In the end, a network switch isn't just about ports and cables; it's about empowering your lifestyle, enhancing your business, and ensuring peace of mind. The Luxul AMS-1816P represents a commitment to quality, performance, and reliability that Dreamedia stands by. With this switch at the heart of your network, you're not just connected; you're powerfully unified.

Choose the Luxul AMS-1816P for a network that is as dynamic and capable as you are. Reach out to Dreamedia today, and let's create a connected world that's tailored just for you.

Our Review


In the realm of home theater and smart home systems, the role of a robust and reliable network backbone cannot be overstated. The Luxul AMS-1816P 18 Port Gigabit PoE+ Managed Switch is a pivotal component designed to deliver seamless connectivity and power to a multitude of devices. With the increasing demand for high-bandwidth and uninterrupted network performance, the AMS-1816P presents itself as a compelling solution for both tech enthusiasts and professional installers.


Physical Build and Aesthetics

The Luxul AMS-1816P is designed with a sleek, professional look that complements any rack-mounted setup. The unit measures 17.3 inches in length, 8.25 inches in width, and stands 1.75 inches tall, conforming to the standard 1U rack size. Its weight of 7lbs speaks to the solid construction without being overly cumbersome.

Port Configuration and Layout

The front panel of the AMS-1816P is neatly organized, presenting 16 PoE+ Gigabit ports alongside 2 Gigabit SFP uplink ports. This configuration not only ensures ample connectivity for a variety of devices but also provides expandability options for network growth.

Rack-mountable Form Factor

The switch's rack-mountable design is a testament to its readiness for professional environments. It can be seamlessly integrated into a standard 19-inch rack, making it a versatile choice for both home theater aficionados and small to medium-sized business applications.

Build Quality

Constructed with high-quality materials, the AMS-1816P is built to last. Its metal casing is robust, offering the durability needed for a piece of equipment that forms the backbone of your network infrastructure.

Aesthetic Considerations

A unique feature of the AMS-1816P is the user-selected LED color for visual customization. This not only allows for personalization but also aids in quick visual identification of operational status, which can be particularly useful in complex setups.


Power over Ethernet (PoE+)

The PoE+ capability of the AMS-1816P is one of its standout features. Delivering up to 30 watts per port with a total power budget of 185W, the switch can power a wide array of devices such as VoIP phones, IP cameras, and wireless access points directly through the Ethernet cables, simplifying cabling and reducing installation costs.

Self-Healing PoE

Luxul's PoE Self-Healing feature is a noteworthy addition that automatically reboots unresponsive PoE devices, ensuring minimal downtime and maintenance. This proactive approach to network health is particularly beneficial in remote or less accessible installations.

Network Management

The AMS-1816P offers intuitive management options, allowing for easy configuration and monitoring. The web interface is user-friendly, catering to both novice users and seasoned professionals. The ease of installation and the comprehensive management features make the AMS-1816P a versatile switch for various environments.


With the inclusion of two Gigabit SFP uplink ports, the AMS-1816P provides options for long-distance, high-speed networking. This feature is particularly important for businesses or home theater systems that plan to expand their network infrastructure over time.


Network Speed and Reliability

The AMS-1816P delivers Gigabit speeds across all ports, ensuring that high-bandwidth traffic is handled efficiently. This is crucial for streaming high-definition content, online gaming, and transferring large data files in a home theater or smart home scenario.

Thermal Management

Luxul has incorporated variable speed fans into the AMS-1816P switch, which are designed to be efficient and quiet. This is particularly important in a home theater environment, where noise can be intrusive. The switch operates within a temperature range of 32°F to 104°F, ensuring stable performance under various conditions.

Stability and Uptime

The AMS-1816P is engineered to maintain performance under load, providing consistent network speeds and reliability. This stability is critical for environments where downtime can lead to significant disruptions, such as in a smart home or business setting.

User Experience

Simplicity of Setup for Non-Technical Users

Luxul has made the setup process for the AMS-1816P as simple as possible. The switch is designed to be plug-and-play, and the web interface guides the user through the initial configuration steps, making it accessible for individuals without advanced technical knowledge.

Management Interface Intuitiveness

The management interface of the AMS-1816P is straightforward and intuitive, offering an easy-to-navigate dashboard for monitoring and configuring network settings. This enhances the overall user experience by reducing the complexity typically associated with managed switches.

Support and Warranty Services

Luxul offers a three-year limited warranty for the AMS-1816P, providing users with peace of mind and assurance of the company's commitment to product quality. Additionally, Luxul's customer support is known for being responsive and helpful, which is critical for troubleshooting and ensuring optimal operation.

Final Thoughts

The Luxul AMS-1816P 18 Port Gigabit PoE+ Managed Switch stands out as a robust and reliable network solution. Its comprehensive feature set, including PoE+ with a substantial power budget, self-healing capabilities, and expandability options, cater to a wide range of needs. The switch's performance and user-friendly management interface make it a strong contender in its category.

While the lack of specific cons in the provided information might suggest a perfect product, it's important to consider the needs of your particular setup. For instance, environments requiring more than 185W of total PoE power or more than 16 PoE ports will have to look elsewhere or consider additional switches.

When compared to competitor products, the AMS-1816P holds its ground with a combination of features, performance, and support that is hard to match. Whether for a sophisticated home theater system, a comprehensive smart home network, or a small business infrastructure, the AMS-1816P is a sound investment that promises to deliver stability and scalability for any growing network demand.


General Specifications

  • Model: Luxul AMS-1816P
  • Ports: 18 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • PoE+ Ports: 16
  • Uplink Ports: 2 Gigabit SFP uplink ports
  • Power Budget: 185W
  • Rack-mountable: Yes
  • Variable Speed Fans: Yes


  • Switching Capacity: 36 Gbps
  • Forwarding Rate: 26.79 Mpps

PoE Specifications

  • PoE Support: Yes
  • PoE Budget: Up to 250 watts
  • PoE Per Port: Up to 30 watts
  • PoE Standards: 802.3af and 802.3at

Management & Layer Features

  • Management Type: Managed
  • VLAN Support: Yes
  • QoS Support: Yes
  • Layer 2 Features: VLAN (802.1Q), Port-based VLAN, 802.3ad Link Aggregation, IGMP Snooping, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP/RSTP/MSTP)
  • Layer 3 Features: IPv4/IPv6 Static Routing, DHCP Server/Relay, ACL (Access Control List), L3 QoS
  • Management Interface: Web-based GUI, Command Line Interface (CLI)

Security Features

  • IEEE 802.1X: Yes
  • SSH/SSL: Yes
  • Port Security: Yes
  • IP Source Guard: Yes

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 440mm x 44mm x 220mm
  • Weight: 3.2 kg

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to 70°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing


  • FCC: Yes
  • CE: Yes

Additional Features

  • LED Indicators: Per port Link/Activity; Power status
  • LED Colors: User Selectable Green or Blue
  • Power Input: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
  • Power Consumption: Max 250W
  • Transmission Method: Store-and-Forward
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: Ethernet
  • Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.1P, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1X
  • ProWatch Compatibility: Yes
  • Layer 3 Support: Full
  • Cable Recognition: For Straight-through or Crossover Cables
  • SFP Port Support: Gigabit fiber uplinks

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