Avaya Unveils New Low-end SMB switches

By Jim Duffy Apr 25th 2012
Rolls out Ethernet switches with enterprise-grade features

Summary

Avaya has unveiled low-end Ethernet switches for small and medium-sized enterprises and remote branches that include features usually found in higher-end enterprise-class switches. The Avaya ERS 3500 line provides quick discovery and configuration of Avaya IP phones and centralized, Web-based GUI management of large branch office deployments. The line includes six Fast and Gigabit Ethernet switches available in 10- and 24-port configurations, with some featuring PoE+ and fanless operation.Avaya has unveiled low-end Ethernet switches for small and medium-sized enterprises and remote branches that include features usually found in higher-end enterprise-class switches. The Avaya ERS 3500 line provides quick discovery and configuration of Avaya IP phones and centralized, Web-based GUI management of large branch office deployments. The line includes six Fast and Gigabit Ethernet switches available in 10- and 24-port configurations, with some featuring PoE+ and fanless operation. The 24-port models will feature stacking in a future software release. Up to eight of the 24-port ERS 3500s can be stacked for up to 80Gbps of virtual backplane capacity, Avaya says. PoE+ will power advanced IP phones, wireless access points and video surveillance cameras, Avaya says. The line includes two 24-port Fast Ethernet switches and four Gigabit Ethernet switches -- two of which have 10 ports and the other two 24 ports. The Fast Ethernet switches are the ERS 3526 T and 3526 T-PWR+. The ERS 3526 T features 24 x 10/100Mbps, plus two combo 10/100/1000 or SFP ports, plus two SFP/2.5Gbps rear ports. It is fanless. The T-PWR+ boasts 24 x 10/100Mbps PoE+ ports, plus the same combination of rear ports as the 3526 T. PoE+ power on the T-PWR+ is 370 watts. The Gigabit switches include the ERS 3524GT, 3524GT-PWR+, the 3510GT and 3510GT-PWR+. The latter two are the 10-port configurations. The 3524GT and GT-PWR+ feature 24 x 10/100/1000Mbps with four shared SFP ports, plus two SFP / 2.5G rear ports. The GT-PWR+ offers 370 watts of PoE+. The 3510s include 8 x 10/100/1000Mbps, plus two SFP ports. The GT is available standalone and fanless, while the GT-PWR+ includes 60 watts of PoE+ in fanless mode, and 170 watts in a fan version. The 3526 switches cost USD 695, and USD 1,295 for the PoE+ version. The 3524s cost USD 1,895, and USD 2,395 for PoE+; and the 3510s cost USD 795 and USD 995.

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