|Edge-Core Networks Launches Enhanced IPv6-Ready Versions of Popular ES3528M Layer 2 Fast Ethernet Switch|
Hsinchu, Taiwan - 16 December 2011. Edge-Core Networks (www.edge-core.com), a professional networking solution provider offering a complete range of enterprise-level and service provider/carrier Ethernet networking equipment and services to partners around the world, today announced the launch of the ES3528M V2, a Layer 2 Fast Ethernet standalone switch consisting of 24 100BASE-TX ports and 4 Gigabit combo (RJ-45/SFP) ports, as well as the ES3528M V2-DC, an identical switch using DC rather than AC power.
The upgraded switches are designed to enable service providers and wireline carriers to deliver managed converged services such as voice, video, and data over Ethernet and IP networks. In addition, using IP clustering, each switch is able to manage a virtual stack of up to 36 switches with a single IP address, thus allowing customers to maximize switch value and performance. Members of Edge-Core Networks' ECS 3500 Series of innovative, cost-efficient Layer 2 Fast Ethernet switches, the ES3528M V2 and ES3528M V2-DC deliver flexible Quality of Service (QoS), advanced Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM), and support for extended temperature range environments among other carrier-friendly features.
"The new versions of the ES3528M add a number of enhancements requested by our customers, including support for IPv6 management and digital diagnostic monitoring (DDM) for SFP transceivers," explained Garfield Hsieh, Edge-Core Networks' PLM Manager. "We have doubled the size of the MAC address table, packet buffer, access control list table, and number of priority queues as well as increasing the number of VLANs supported from 256 to 4000 entries. In addition we use 800 MHz CPU to power the switch engine with doubled memory and flash space. The other key difference is support for expanded temperature range. Both the ES3528M V2 and ES352M V2-DC migrated to EdgeCOS, Edge-Core Networks' robust, native software platform, too, which helps our customers deliver superior performance in both today and tomorrow's networks."
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