Edgecore Networks introduces the temperature-hardened L2+ GE access/aggregation switch with advanced software features, designed for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Multiple System Operators (MSOs), and SMB/enterprise networks

Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, is pleased to announce the ECS4120-28Fv2-I, a temperature-hardened Gigabit Ethernet access switch with four 10G uplinks and innovative software features that provide advanced support for ISPs and MSOs.
The Edgecore ECS4120-28Fv2-I extends the operating temperature range from -100C to 650C, which allows the switch to be deployed in roadside cabinets. Additionally, the switch has four built-in 10G SFP+ ports to provide uplink flexibility, allowing the insertion of fiber or copper, Gigabit or 10G transceivers, creating up to 10 Gbps high-speed uplinks to servers or service providers, corporate or campus networks, reducing bottlenecks and increasing the performance of the access network.

The ECS4120-28Fv2-I includes new innovative software features that enable ISPs and MSOs to provide more advanced network services for end-users:
  • Network Security: New security features, such as Sticky MAC, SFTP, multiple TACACS servers, and SSH attack prevention, protect the service provider and operators’ network and all traffic.
  • More IPv6 Support: Features such as ZTP (Zero Touch provision), NTP (Network Time Protocol), and LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) now support IPv6 to enhance switch performance.
  • ERPS (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching): EPRS now supports open rings, which provides protection for Ethernet traffic in a ring topology, while ensuring that no loops are within the ring at the Ethernet layer. Loops are prevented by blocking traffic on either a predetermined link or a failed link.
  • DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol): DHCP DUID now has support for DHCPv6 clients, which allows a switch to protect a network from rogue DHCPv6 servers or other devices that send port-related information to a DHCPv6 server. This information can be useful in tracking an IP address back to a physical port.
  • DHCP Server: DHCP server can assign temporary IP addresses to any attached host requesting the service. It can also provide other network settings such as the domain name, default gateway, Domain Name Servers (DNS), Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) name servers, or information on the bootup file for the host device to download.
  • Dying Gasp: If an unrecoverable condition occurs, the local OAM entity indicates this by immediately sending a trap message. Dying-gasp events are caused by an unrecoverable failure, such as a power failure or device reset. When system power fails, the switch will always send a dying-gasp trap message prior to power down.
  • Smart Pair: A smart pair is a function that provides layer 2 link redundancies, one of which is a primary port and the other a backup port. All traffic is forwarded through the primary port and the backup port is in a standby state. If the primary port is link-down, the backup port is activated and all traffic is forwarded through the backup port. When the primary port recovers, all traffic is forwarded through the primary port after a WTR time (wait-to-restore delay).
For more product information, please contact sales@edge-core.com