With a modularized design and port selection of Ethernet/Fast Ethernet twisted-pair, Fast Ethernet fiber and Gigabit, this switch provides the easy scalable expansion. Bandwidth migration is simple with 10/100Mbps dual-speed support and 1000Mbps module swapping capability. This architecture provides for great flexibility and investment protection.
128 10/100Mbps Ports
Up to 128 10/100Mbps dual-speed ports can be configured for the switch. The 10/100Mbps ports are densely populated, each 10/100Mbps module for an open slot provide 16 ports. With full/half-duplex, flow control and port trunking support, these ports are ideal for departmental applications, providing flexible and adequate bandwidth for both workstations and servers running OS like Windows NT, 2000 and NetWare.
96 100Mbps Fiber Ports
Up to 96 100BASE-FX fiber ports can be configured for the switch. However, a combination of 100Mbps fiber, twisted-pair and Gigabit ports may be a more common configuration. The 100BASE-FX ports are fit with MT-RJ connectors, each 100Mbps module provides 12 ports. These ports are suitable for departmental applications where secure transmission with long distance coverage is an issue.
16 Gigabit Ports
The chassis can also be configured as an all-Gigabit switch. In this configuration, all 8 open slots are fit with Gigabit modules, each module providing 2 Gigabit ports. 3 types of Gigabit modules are available for selection: 1000BASE-SX ports fit with SC connectors, 1000BASE-SX ports with MT-RJ connectors, and 1000BASE-LX ports (for longer cable distance coverage) with SC connectors. The Gigabit ports are capable of handling very large amounts of data in a secure topology. With these ports, a fiber backbone linking departments and high-power servers together can be established for
simultaneous access from multiple clients.
Users can configure the switch with or without redundant backup power supplies. The standard configuration comes with a single power supply and a management/monitoring module for departmental applications. For campus/enterprise application, users can opt to install dual power supplies CPUs to maximize network uptime.