Linksys launches new Smart Switches
Dubai, April 6, 2014
Linksys has expanded its brand new business networking line-up with six new Smart Switches.
The new Smart Switch line-up is available in eight, 18 and 26 Gigabit Ethernet-port configurations with or without power to connected devices such as wifi access points or IP security cameras, said the company at the Interop show in Las Vegas recently.
The new devices include network management features that are not found in unmanaged switches such as various QoS features and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Snooping to further enhance network performance and security.
They are energy efficient by powering down ports when connected devices are inactive and also detect the cable length of connected devices to adjust the power accordingly.
It also includes features for expansion, enhancement and security of networking structures, making it an ideal solution for demanding requirements and scenarios such as load-balancing or IP-telephony.
Quality of Service (QoS) features ensure that traffic is prioritised to deliver the best possible user experience for real-time applications like voice and video along with bandwidth-intensive graphic/video file uploads and downloads.
Multiple high-bandwidth trunks between switches enhance availability and redundancy while Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Storm Control features help to control planned or inadvertent cable loops.
Network security is also enhanced through port authentication and MAC-based port security, requiring client authentication before any data is passed on.
The LGS308P, LGS318P and LGS326P support the latest 802.3at (PoE+) standards and provide up to double the power budget per Gigabit Ethernet port while offering 802.3af (PoE) backward-compatibility.
The power over Ethernet reduces electrical wiring costs, simplifies installation, and supports network devices such as IP cameras and wireless access points in optimal indoor and outdoor locations. - TradeArabia News Service