Edgecore Networks' switch line targets smart buildings, IoT-enabled venues

Aug. 21, 2023
The company can address a diverse group of market segments, including small and medium-sized businesses to large-scale network providers.

Edgecore Networks has introduced new additions to its ECS4150 enterprise switch lineup--the ECS4150-54T and ECS4150-54P and the ECS1100 series of PoE smart switches.

A perfect fit for high-power devices and CCTV deployments, the ECS1100 series, including ECS1100-5P and ECS1100-10HP, represents a new approach to Lite-L2 managed switches, including a large PoE budget and robust surge protection. The series offers solutions with 5 to 10 ports and PoE capabilities ranging from 120W to 250W, making it a cost-effective choice in managed PoE switches for small offices, coffee shops and campuses.

For those seeking high-speed connectivity, the ECS4150 series offers plenty of options. The ECS4150-54T and ECS4150-54P are Gigabit Ethernet access switches equipped with six 25G SFP28 uplinks, ideal as high-performance Gigabit access switches with 1 Gbps downlinks that offer enhanced performance and capabilities for a better user experience. Tailored for ISPs, MSOs, and cloud edge access, the switches can also address SMBs, enterprises, and campus network’s needs.

The new switches offer two PoE options--802.3bt High Power PoE and a PoE Scheduler. ECS1100-10HP and ECS4150-54P support 802.3bt PoE, supplying power to multiple high-power devices such as access points, VoIP phones, surveillance cameras and IoT devices.

Customers can use the PoE Scheduler to specify how much power is delivered to a PoE port, reducing power consumption, saving energy, and making it easy to reboot PoE devices periodically. Also, the PoE Extend Mode provides an extended power and data delivery distance of up to 250m for PoE devices such as CCTV and IoT devices in large areas while maintaining a stable 10Mbps speed.

IP surveillance networks can also benefit from these new switches. The PD-Alive checking is ideal for IP surveillance networks; it can automatically check the connection status of real-time PDs (powered devices) and re-start the PDs when the system detects network connectivity problems, ensuring hassle-free power consumption monitoring and enhancing network reliability.

The platforms also feature surge protection and management options.

Built with 6KV Ethernet port surge protection and 4KV DC input surge protection to avoid damage to the switch and connected devices, such as outdoor IP cameras, access points, and other PoE PDs connected to the network.

The switches feature multiple management options – CLI, web GUI, SNMP, and Edgecore ecCLOUD. With Edgecore ecCLOUD, the IT administrator can centrally manage all Edgecore switches by bulk configuration of automatic VLAN configuration and synchronization, port security, and power management, reducing deployment time and ensuring network reliability.

“The ECS1100 series and ECS4150 series specifically address the high-speed network transmission demands encountered by enterprise users during application environment upgrades,” said TT Hsu, VP of Edgecore Networks. “These upgrades encompass Gigabit network transmission speeds, robust PoE power budgets, and more. Our primary objective is to furnish highly cost-effective Gigabit Ethernet access solutions catering to the needs of SMBs, enterprises, and campus networks.”

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Sean Buckley

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