16 or 24 10/100Mbps Ports
Each switch comes with 16 or 24 ports 10/100Mbps ports designed for flexible connection and Ethernet/Fast Ethernet integration. These intelligent ports detect the network speed and auto-negotiate between 100BASE-TX and 10BASE-T, as well as full- and half-duplex. The 10/100Mbps ports are ideal for segmenting the network into small, connected sub networks for superior performance, enabling the most demanding multimedia and imaging applications over the network.
Optional Gigabit Fiber Ports
These ports come as optional modules, they can be installed in the open slot on the front of the switches. Available for selection are 1000BASE-SX ports and GBIC ports (for flexible fiber cable types). The Gigabit fiber ports are capable of handling very large amounts of data in a secure topology linking to a backbone or high-power servers.
Optional 1000Mbps Copper Ports
These ports also come as optional modules, they support 1000BASE- T standards. Connection is through the twisted-pair copper wire cables using RJ-45 connectors. These ports support full duplex and flow control. At 2000Mbps full-duplex, these ports are suitable for connection to high speed departmental servers.
High-bandwidth Port Trunking
Multiple ports can be combined into a high-bandwidth, full-duplex trunk for switch-to-switch or switch-to-server connection. Port trunking gives users the high-speed load-sharing connection.
VLANs for Performance and Security
The switches support up to multiple port-based VLANs to extend the broadcast domain, segment network traffic and improve perfonnance and manageability. This allows adds, moves and changes to be easily carried out. VLAN also provides security by limiting broadcast domains, traffic in different segments and subnets can be separated for maximum throughput and secure networking.