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WS-C3560CX-12PC-S Catalyst Compact switch


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The Cisco Catalyst 3560CX-12PC-S is an indispensable tool for modern networks, bringing compact efficiency and robust performance to the table. This powerful layer 3 switch is equipped with 12 PoE Gigabit Ethernet ports and a total PoE power of 240W, allowing for simultaneous operation of high-end, PoE-dependent devices like VoIP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras without the need for additional power sources.
With an IP Base feature set, it provides comprehensive routing and VLAN functionalities, essential for complex network architectures, while also supporting advanced security features to protect sensitive data.
Furthermore, the compact design facilitates installation in space-constrained areas, enhancing workspace flexibility. Its dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 and SFP uplinks offer diverse connectivity options, making it an excellent choice for expanding networks or integrating with existing infrastructure.
The switch boasts a 16 Gbps forwarding bandwidth and a 32 Gbps switching bandwidth, ensuring high-speed data transit and minimizing bottlenecks. It’s engineered for silent operation and energy efficiency, reducing operational costs and contributing to more sustainable practices.
Ease of management is another critical advantage. Its intuitive interfaces and support for network management tools simplify configuration and oversight, which is particularly valuable in deployment scenarios where IT resources are limited.
Whether implementing a new network or upgrading an existing one, the Cisco Catalyst 3560CX-12PC-S provides an optimal balance of performance, energy efficiency, and security, proving to be a smart investment for businesses seeking reliable, future-proof networking solutions.

Cisco Catalyst 3560CX Series compact enterprise class layer 3 switch WS-C3560CX-12PC-S offers 12 POE Gigabit Ethernet ports, 2 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 uplinks, 2 SFP uplinks and 240W total POE/POE+ budget.

Quick Specs

Figure 1 shows the appearance of WS-C3560CX-12PC-S.


Table 1 shows the Quick Specs.

Product Code


Feature Set

IP Base

Uplink Interfaces

2 x 1G copper plus 2 x 1G SFP


12 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

PoE+ Power


Forwarding Bandwidth

16 Gbps

Switching Bandwidth (full-duplex capacity)

32 Gbps


512 MB

Flash Memory

128 MB


4.44 x 26.9 x 23.8 cm

Package Weight

4.65 Kg

Product Details

Figure 2 shows the front panel of WS-C3560CX-12PC-S.




Mode button


12 x 10/100/1000 ports


USB Type A port


2 x 1G copper


RJ-45 Console Port


SFP module slots


USB mini-Type B (console) port


Switch LEDs

·Switch LEDs include SYST, STAT, SPEED, POE LEDs and Console LED.

Table 2 shows the three LEDs descriptions.


Color/Port Mode



(System LED)


System is not powered on.


System is operating normally.


System is receiving power but is not operating properly.


Port status

The port status. This is the default mode.


Port speed

The port operating speed: 10, 100, or 1000 Mb/s.



PoE is not enabled.


PoE is enabled. Ports are functioning correctly.

Blinking Amber

· PoE mode is not selected

· At least one of the 10/100 or 10/100/100 PoE ports has been denied power

· At least one of the ports has a PoE fault

The console LEDs show which console port is in use.

If you connect a cable to a console port, the switch automatically uses that port for console communication. If you connect two console cables, the USB-mini console port has priority.

Table 3 shows the Console LED description.




RJ-45 console port


RJ-45 console port is active.

USB-mini console port LED is not active.


Port is not active.

USB-mini console port is active.

USB-mini console port


USB-mini console port is active.

RJ-45 console port LED is not active.


Port is not active.

RJ-45 console port is active.

The Accessories

Table 4 shows some recommended cables.




Cisco CAB-CONSOLE-USB Console Cable 6 ft with USB Type A and mini-B


Cisco CAB-CONSOLE-RJ45 Console Cable 6ft with RJ45 and DB9F

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2 x 1G copper plus 2 x 1G SFP

2 x 1G copper plus 2 x 10G SFP+


12 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

12 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Feature set

IP Base

IP Base


Output Ports

12 PoE+

12 PoE+

Available POE Power



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WS-C3560CX-12PC-S Catalyst Compact switch

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