Gigabit Ethernet 24+2 SFP ports, L2 web-smart managed switch, rack 19"
An excellent choice for Gigabit access networks is the new ECS4310-26T Gigabit Ethernet switch from Edge-Core.
This model is intended as replacement for the ES4324 WebSmart switch.
The ECS4310-26T has 24 port 10/100/1000Mbps copper ports 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 - apartments or condominiums, MHU and business centers do qualify under these particular FTTB deployments). The ECS4310-26T 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, has an impressive backplane switching capacity of 52Gbps and a 16K MAC table size.
Probably one of the most important features of ECS4310-26T are its impressive QoS capabilities like: bandwidth control per port, 802.1p class of service, WRR and Strict Priority functions and Storm Control.
The ECS4310-26T offers also different ways for remote management, like web interface and SNMP management.
An optional ECView Pro software allows centralized GUI management for networks of thousands of ECS series switches.