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Cisco Catalyst Digital Building 8-port UPOE
The industry's most power-efficient switch optimized for low-voltage PoE deployments and connectivity

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building 8-port UPOE
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Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Switch, 8 x FE, 480W UPOE, Uplinks: 2 x 1G copper, LAN Lite
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Cisco Catalyst Micro Series Switches:

The Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch is the industry’s most power-efficient switch optimized for low-voltage Power over Ethernet (PoE) deployments and connectivity. The Digital Building Series Switch lays the foundation for powering and converging disparate building subsystems (lighting, HVAC, badging systems, metering, CCTV, access) onto a single IP network, thereby expanding, enabling, and accelerating the Cisco Digital Building ecosystem.

Companies today are going digital in an effort to enable new customer experiences, empower workforce innovation, and build innovative business models powered by analytics. Buildings are central to this digital transformation, as buildings are where most traditional businesses run and operate from. For enhanced experiences and improved efficiencies in buildings, owners and facilities managers realize the value in interconnecting various building sub-systems, including lighting, HVAC, security, sensors and audio-video systems, which have historically remained stagnant, disparate and difficult to manage. Although the convergence of these isolated sub-systems is fundamental to digital transformation, it has remained complex and costly to implement thus far.

This complex problem changes their quiet, fanless design and compact footprint, the Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches offer flexible mounting options and open up a variety of network design and connectivity options. They can be deployed to support a variety of use cases, and are leaps ahead of the last generation of lighting and building technology enablers. Figure 1 shows the Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Switch.

  • 8 fast Ethernet ports and 2 gigabit copper uplink ports, with line-rate forwarding performance
  • Universal Power over Ethernet (Cisco UPOE) and Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) support with up to 480W of power budget
  • Support for Layer 2 features, optimized for robust connectivity to lighting and other building IoT devices
  • Silent operation due to fanless design, which enhances reliability
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Intelligence and automation

Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches give you smart, simple, and highly secure access in a very compact and rugged standalone form factor. The smart and easy mobile installation app helps you install the switch in a snap.

Power lights and more

Innovation in LED lighting increases energy efficiency, cost-savings, and new smart lighting applications. Cisco Universal Power over Ethernet (UPOE) with 60 watts per port, a fan-less design, and energy-efficient operation make our switches the right choice to take control of your digital building.

Modern experiences and analytics

Organizations are seeking innovative ways to optimize and control space usage. Network-enabled connected sensors, HVAC, lighting, access, and more can provide robust connectivity to help you increase building analytics.

Lower installation and operating costs

Simple, low-voltage in-ceiling mounting and mobile app configuration reduces the cost of installation. With twice the power at 60W per port you gain greater luminosity without denser and more complex installations.

Features and Benefits:

The Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch is the industry’s first purpose-built switch optimized for powering low voltage LED lighting and digital building systems with many unique features. Unlike unmanaged IoT switches, it provides advanced networking features for flexibility, simplicity, security, and scale.

Feature Benefits
Switch Reliability and Scale
Small form factor, fanless design, silent operation Industry’s first and only semi-ruggedized fanless switch, delivering up to 60W of power/port, ideal for deployment in indoor open workspaces and other areas that require no equipment noise
Increased PoE scale Provides unprecedented PoE scale, up to 480W of UPOE (2x the power budget in any fanless switch) and 240W of PoE+
Perpetual and Fast UPOE Industry’s first Perpetual UPOE ensures uninterrupted powering of endpoints during switch upgrade, reboots and configuration changes. Fast UPOE ensures powering of PoE and UPOE endpoints within 5 seconds of power restoration, in case of power losses
System life This switch comes with the industry’s highest reliability and 10 years of system life
Pre-validated architecture Cisco supports tested, validated, and integrated lighting solutions, which can reduce deployment risk and speed up the time to value. Proven robust technology, existing network and end-to-end security provide a complete digital building solution
Installation Simplicity
Flexible mounting options Supports flexible deployment/mounting options, including rack, electrical cabinet, and in ceiling
Flexible powering options The switch can be powered through direct wires for 100-277VAC applications or with IEC plugs for 100-240VAC voltage inputs
Automated testing in deployment Smart defaults and integrated mobile app (available on Android and iOS) greatly reduce the effort in testing the deployment by non-IT trained installers, resulting in lower installation costs
Scalable Configuration and Control
Configuration at scale The switch is Cisco DNA-ready, and can be used as part of the APIC-EM solution for automated switch deployments. It also supports Network Plug-n-Play (PnP), a secure, scalable solution that accelerates network device deployments by automating the installation/configuration of Cisco IOS Software, enhancing productivity and user experience, and reducing costs and downtime
Remote upgrades The switch allows for hassle free upgrades, maintenance, and troubleshooting for lighting and other building networks using over-the-air software change. This is enhanced with the easy offline firmware and configuration upgrades with an SD card using an intuitive mobile app interface
Network management
  • Cisco Prime™ Infrastructure provides comprehensive network lifecycle management with an extensive library of features that automate initial and day-to-day management. Cisco Prime integrates hardware and software platform expertise and operational experience into a powerful set of workflow-driven configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, reporting, and administrative tools
  • Cisco Network Assistant is a PC-based, centralized network management and configuration application for Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) with up to 250 users. An intuitive GUI lets you easily apply common services across Cisco switches, routers, and access points
  • Cisco Active Advisor is a cloud-based service that provides essential lifecycle information about your network inventory. Available by itself or as a component of other Cisco network management applications, it helps you reduce your network's overall risk by keeping you up-to-date about the status of your products
Bluetooth integration This is the industry's first Bluetooth enabled switch for out-of-band configuration from mobile apps on Android and Apple IOS via a removable radio
Improved web UI The Cisco Configuration Professional for Catalyst delivers superior management and monitoring of the switch
Software and Security
Layer 2 features for operational simplicity
  • IPv6 host support
  • SNMPv3 for secure configuration, control and information retrieval through appropriate Management Information Base (MIBs)
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) for creating Ethernet channeling with devices that conform to IEEE 802.3ad
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) auto-configuration of multiple switches through a boot server
  • Cisco VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), which supports dynamic VLANs and dynamic trunk configuration across all switches
  • For enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis, the Embedded Remote Monitoring (RMON) software agent, which supports four RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events)
  • LLDP and LLDP-MED enhancements for easy identification of end-devices
Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) support The switches functions as a CoAP Proxy. CoAP is a lightweight protocol enabling sensors, HVAC, and security systems to interoperate for delivering advanced space analytics.
Security and threat defense
  • 802.1X, MACAuth, TACACS+, and RADIUS authentication capabilities for secure onboarding of end devices.
  • Secure Boot to make sure that only signed and authorised images can load on the switch.
  • Port-based access control lists (ACLs) to let the switch automatically allow or block packets based on policies for source and destination IP addresses. Rules can be set up differently on a port-by-port basis.
  • Private VLAN (PVLAN) edge protected port feature for restricting communication between end devices.
  • Network-as-a-sensor: Along with the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series as an upstream switch, this switch has Network-as-a-Sensor (NaaS) capabilities to provide broad and deep visibility into network traffic flow patterns and rich threat intelligence information that allows rapid identification of security threats.
  • Network-as-an-enforcer: Along with the Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series as an upstream switch, device profiling and Network-as-an-Enforcer (NaaE) capabilities are enabled to dynamically enforce role-based security to reduce the overall attack surface, contain attacks, and minimize the time needed to isolate threats when detected using Cisco TrustSec® with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE).
Power Management
Switch hibernate and deep sleep mode Innovative technology that puts the switch in an ultra-low power mode during periods of no PoE usage. The switch can be configured to be in the hibernate mode using CoAP and comes out of this mode using Wake-on-packet. It can also come out of the deep sleep mode with the physical mode button
IEEE 802.3az or Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) Ports dynamically sense idle periods between traffic bursts and quickly switch the interfaces into a low-power idle mode, reducing power consumption
System power efficiency The switch also improves the industry standard on system power efficiency to 90% using innovative power management techniques
Cisco Energy Manager Integrated with the Cisco Energy Management suite for full energy control and visibility
Power supply Meets 80-Plus Gold efficiency requirements


Switch Models
Ethernet Ports 8 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet UPOE 8 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet PoE+
PoE Output Ports 8 8
Available PoE Power 480W 240W
Uplinks 2 x 10/100/1000 2 x 10/100/1000
Default Software LAN Lite LAN Lite
Forwarding bandwidth 2.8 Gbps
Switching bandwidth (full-duplex capacity) 5.6 Gbps
Flash memory 256 MB
Memory DRAM 512 MB
Max VLANs 64
VLAN IDs 1-4094
Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) Up to 1500 bytes
MAC entries 8192
Port channels 6
Queues 4 egress queues/port
Buffers 1K
ACLs 180 MAC, IPv4 and IPv6
Bootup time 35 sec.
Forwarding rate, 64-byte packet Cisco Catalyst Micro Switches 4.2 mpps
Connectors and cabling
  • 10BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors, 2-pair Category 3, 4, or 5 Unshielded Twisted-Pair (UTP) cabling
  • 100BASE-TX ports: RJ-45 connectors, 2-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
  • 1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors, 4-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
Power connector
  • The Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches utilize a proprietary power connector on the switch itself to make installation, upgrades, and maintenance fast and easy, as well as enabling up to 277VAC operation. The internal power supply is an autoranging AC power supply
  • Customers utilizing the direct-wire Catalyst Digital Building Flex Mount can provide 100V - 277VAC input voltage.
  • Customers utilizing the C14 Catalyst Digital Building Flex Mount, or the Catalyst Digital Building 5-slot Rack Mount can utilize 100V - 240VAC input voltage
  • The C14 Catalyst Digital Building Flex Mount and the Catalyst Digital Building 5-slot Rack Mount can be ordered with a variety of country-specific power cords
Indicators Per-port status: link integrity, disabled, activity, speed, PoE Status
System status: system, power saving mode
Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.75 x 8.72 x 11.07 in (6.98 x 22.15 x 28.12 cm) 2.75 x 8.72 x 11.07 in (6.98 x 22.15 x 28.12 cm)
Weight 9.65 lbs (4.38 kg) 9.65 lbs (4.38 kg)
Environmental Ranges
Operating temperature up to 5000 ft (1524 m) -5°C to +50°C (23°F to 122°F)
Operating temperature up to 10,000 ft (3048 m) -5°C to +50°C (23°F to 113°F)
Storage temperature up to 15,000 ft (4572 m) -25°C to +70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Operating altitude Up to 3048 m
Up to 10,000 ft
Storage altitude Up to 4000 m
Up to 15,000 ft
Operating relative humidity 5% to 95% noncondensing
Storage relative humidity 5% to 95% noncondensing
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 710,270 hours 910,260 hours
Power adapter specifications
AC/DC input voltage 100VAC - 277 VAC +/- 10% 100VAC - 277 VAC +/- 10%
AC/DC input current 115VAC: 5.18A
230VAC: 2.59A
277VAC: 2.18A
115VAC: 2.68A
230VAC: 1.34A
277VAC: 1.16A
Power rating 600W 310W
Power supply characteristics Capacity % Load Efficiency (115 VAC) Power Factor (pf)
CDB-8U 545W (80-Plus Gold) 20 88% 0.985
50 91% 0.995
100 91% 0.995
CDB-8P 280W (80-Plus Gold) 20 87% 0.982
50 90% 0.994
100 90% 0.994
  Capacity % Load Efficiency (230 VAC) Power Factor (pf)
CDB-8U 545W (80-Plus Gold) 20 89% 0.840
50 93% 0.958
100 93% 0.958
CDB-8P 280W (80-Plus Gold) 20 87% 0.835
50 91% 0.951
100 91% 0.951
Software Feature Supports
Management and standards support
SNMP MIBs supported
  • CiscopowerEthernetMIB
  • ciscoPowerEthernetExtMIB
  • ciscoPoePdMIB
  • IEEE8021-PAE-MIB
  • IEEE8023-LAG-MIB
  • IF-MIB
  • SNMPv2-MIB
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
  • IEEE 802.1p CoS Prioritization
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN
  • IEEE 802.1s
  • IEEE 802.1w
  • IEEE 802.1X
  • IEEE 802.1ab (LLDP)
  • IEEE 802.3ad
  • IEEE 802.3x full duplex on 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T ports
  • BlueTooth Ver 4.0
  • IEEE 802.3af, 802.3at, and 802.3bt
  • IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-X
  • RMON I and II standards
  • SNMP v1, v2c, and v3
  • IEEE 802.3az
  • IEEE 802.3ae 10Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.1ax
RFC compliance
  • RFC 768 - UDP
  • RFC 783 - TFTP
  • RFC 791 - IP
  • RFC 792 - ICMP
  • RFC 793 - TCP
  • RFC 826 - ARP
  • RFC 854 - Telnet
  • RFC 951 - Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP)
  • RFC 959 - FTP
  • RFC 1112 - IP Multicast and IGMP
  • RFC 1157 - SNMP v1
  • RFC 1166 - IP Addresses
  • RFC 1256 - Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Router Discovery
  • RFC 1305 - NTP
  • RFC 1492 - TACACS+
  • RFC 1493 - Bridge MIB
  • RFC 1542 - BOOTP extensions
  • RFC 1901 - SNMP v2C
  • RFC 1902-1907 - SNMP v2
  • RFC 7252 - CoAP
  • RFC 1981 - Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) Path Discovery IPv6
  • FRC 2068 - HTTP
  • RFC 2131 - DHCP
  • RFC 2138 - RADIUS
  • RFC 2233 - IF MIB v3
  • RFC 2373 - IPv6 Aggregatable Addrs
  • RFC 2460 - IPv6
  • RFC 2461 - IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
  • RFC 2462 - IPv6 Autoconfiguration
  • RFC 2463 - ICMP IPv6
  • RFC 2474 - Differentiated Services (DiffServ) Precedence
  • RFC 2597 - Assured Forwarding
  • RFC 2598 - Expedited Forwarding
  • RFC 2571 - SNMP Management
  • RFC 3046 - DHCP Relay Agent Information Option
  • RFC 3376 - IGMP v3
  • RFC 3580 - 802.1X RADIUS
Safety and compliance support
Safety standards
  • UL 60950-1
  • CAN/CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1
  • EN 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • CE Marking
  • GB 4943
  • IEC 60825
  • UL 2043
  • UL 2108
Electromagnetic emissions certifications
  • FCC Part 15, CFR 47, Class A, North America
  • EN 55022 (CISPR22) and EN 55024 (CISPR24), CE marking, European Union
  • AS/NZS, Class A, CISPR22:2004 or EN55022, Australia and New Zealand
  • VCCI Class A, V-3/2007.04, Japan
  • KCC (formerly MIC, GB17625.1-1998) Class A, KN24/KN22, Korea
Environmental Reduction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) 6


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