Gigabit Ethernet 16 + 2 SFP ports, L2 web-smart managed switch, rack 19"
An excellent choice for entry level managed Gigabit access networks the ECS4310-18T Gigabit Ethernet switch from Edge-Core has 16 ports 10/100/1000Mbps copper interfaces and 2 SFP Gigabit Ethernet slots for fiber optic connections. The switch has Layer 2 capabilities and has a WebSmart management interface.
All copper ports support auto-negotiation of speed and detection of straight/crossover cable connections through the auto MDI/MDIX capability.
Besides the priority control support, when used in an FTTx project, switch provides also VLAN capabilities. Sometimes VLAN is used to segregate different services to same customer, but most often, VLAN networks are useful in sharing a same fiber optic link to several customers which are in proximity of each other and under the standard copper cable coverage(MDU - appartments or condominiums, MHU and business centers do qualify under these particular FTTB deployments). The ECS4310-18T switch supports port based VLAN and IEEE 802.1q VLAN, rapid spanning tree and IGMP snooping. It is also able to handle Jumbo Packets up to 9.6K size.
Probably one of the most important features of ECS4310-18T are its impressive QoS capabilities like: bandwidth control per port, 802.1p class of service with 8 hardware priority queues per port, WRR and Strict Priority functions and IP and MAC address filtering.
ECS4310-18T switch offers also different ways for remote management, like web interface and SNMP management.