Fast Ethernet 8+2G combo ports, managed switch
A powerful Fast Ethernet edge switch from Edge-Core is the ES3510 L2 managed model.
The ES3510 is an 8 port 10/100 copper switch with 2 SFP and copper Gigabit Ethernet combo ports for uplink and fiber optic connections. The switch has Layer 2 capabilities and supports IP stacking.
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, an FTTx project needs 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 ES3510 switch supports port based VLAN, IEEE 802.1q VLAN and Q-in-Q VLAN tagging, rapid spanning tree and IGMP snooping. Its backplane switching capacity is 5.6Gbps.
Probably one of the most important features of ES3510 are its impressive QoS capabilities like: bandwidth control per port ingress and egress, 802.1p class of service, WRR and Strict Priority functions and Storm Control.
The ES3510 offers also strong management support like: local console for CLI or Telnet, web interface and SNMP management. Multiple switch configurations can be stored and remote firmware upgrade keeps also previous version safe and ready to restore in case of failure.