Avaya launches new Ethernet switch series for SMBs

Avaya Inc. has unveiled a new line of Ethernet switches for the small- to mid-sized business sector, the Basking Ridge, N.J.-based unified communications firm announced today.

The Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 3500 series features six compact Ethernet switches available in both 10 and 24 port configurations, and offering 10/100 mbps speeds or 10/100/1000 mbps speeds (gigabit). The series also features switches that support Power over Ethernet – a method to provide electricity along with data to network devices such as wireless access points and video surveillance cameras.

Avaya’s new line of Ethernet switches are pitched at SMBs.

The 24-port models in the 3500 series support Avaya’s Stackable Chassis Architecture, which will be enabled by a future software release. That will allow users to stack up to eight units to expand their network and offer more bandwidth.

The new switches can be managed remotely from off-site IT service providers and are designed for plug-and-play functionality. The series can automatically be set up with Avaya IP Office software to use features like messaging on mobile devices, video conferencing, and presence status.

Here are the products included in the new 3500 series, as described by Avaya:

Ethernet Routing Switch 3526T

The ERS 3526T offers 24 ports of 10/100 plus two combo 10/100/1000/SFP ports. The back of the unit also offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports. This unit is fanless to support silent operation in open environments.

Ethernet Routing Switch 3526T-PWR+

This switch offers 24 ports of 10/100 with support for IEEE 802.3 at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) plus two combo 10/100/1000 SFP ports. The back of the unit also offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports.

Ethernet Routing Switch 3510GT

This standalone fanless unit supports silent operation in open environments and offers eight ports of 10/100/1000 with two SFP ports.

Ethernet Routing Switch 3510GT-PWR+

This model features eight ports of 10/100/1000 with support for IEEE 802.3 at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and two SFP ports. This is a standalone unit that operates in fanless mode in low power deployments and with a fan for high power deployments.

Ethernet Routing Switch 3524GT

This switch offers 24 ports of 10/100/1000 plus two combo 10/100/1000 SFP ports. The back of the unit offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports.

Ethernet Routing Switch 3524GT-PWR+

This product features 24 ports of 10/100/1000 with support for IEEE 802.3 at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and two combo 10/100/1000 SFP ports. The back of the unit also offers two additional SFP ports that can be used as uplink ports or as stacking ports.

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