PUREDATA launches its gigabit-ready, fiber-ready gigabit Ethernet modular backbone switches

Feb. 8, 2001
ePUREDATA Inc., an Internet-unified communications company, announces the upcoming release of its "Gigabit Ready, Fiber Ready" Gigabit Ethernet backbone switches. The new switch line includes the 6-port 1000 Base-SX or LX Gigabit Ethernet backbone switches, PDC8023Z-S6B/L3+ and PDC8023Z-L6B/L3+, as well as the 12-port 1000 Base-SX or LX Gigabit Ethernet backbone switches, PDC8023Z-S12B/L3+ and PDC8023Z-L12B/L3+.

ePUREDATA Inc., an Internet-unified communications company, announces the upcoming release of its "Gigabit Ready, Fiber Ready" Gigabit Ethernet backbone switches. The new switch line includes the 6-port 1000 Base-SX or LX Gigabit Ethernet backbone switches, PDC8023Z-S6B/L3+ and PDC8023Z-L6B/L3+, as well as the 12-port 1000 Base-SX or LX Gigabit Ethernet backbone switches, PDC8023Z-S12B/L3+ and PDC8023Z-L12B/L3+.

Both switches provide a 64 Gbps backplane fabric for mission critical networks using a hardware-based Layer 3 switching technology to offer complete IP Routing, IP Multicast, and QoS (Quality of Service) functionality. By using hardware based Routing ASIC; the switch is capable of routing up to 20 million packets per second. The costs of these solutions are very competitive for budget driven and bandwidth sensitive businesses.

ePUREDATA recognizes the need to deliver predictable bandwidth for standalone as well as stackable switching solution for every type of organization whether it is power workgroups, critical server farms or large enterprise data centers.

The PDC8023Z-S6B/L3+ or L6B/L3+ is equipped with 6 1000 Base-SX or LX Gigabit Ethernet ports. The switch offers wire-speed IP Routing, VLAN, QoS and a 64 Gbps backplane switching fabric to support bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video on demand. Dynamic IP routing is supported using RIP, RIP2, and OSPF. Up to 1,024 user-defined VLAN can be grouped by protocol type, IP Address, IP Subnets Address and IGMP groups. The 802.1p Quality of Service protocol ensures performance, such as traffic priority delivery, speed and latency. PUREDATA's switch uses a web-based management either via a browser or through a console port using a CLI text-based program. Other popular switching features include SNMP, Spanning Tree, Flow Control, and IGMP Multicast for a complete end-to-end switch solution.

For future expansion, the switches come with an additional 16-port 10/100Base-TX module. Likewise, The PDC8023Z-S12B or L12B is equipped with 12 1000 Base-SX or LX Gigabit Ethernet ports. The main difference between these two Gigabit Ethernet Modular backbone switches is that the 6-port model has an additional 16-port 10/100Base-TX module that can be attached. These two models are enterprise ready Gigabit Ethernet modular backbone switches and can be used as a gateway switch for a wiring closet or collapsed backbone.

All backbone switches come with two WAN modules: PDC8023Z-WN1B for T1/E1 or PDC8023Z-DS1B for xDSL interface. These models are equipped with a redundant power supply and can support up to six units.

About ePUREDATA Inc.:

ePUREDATA Inc. is an Internet-unified communications company with its primary focus on voice and data convergence markets. For further information, visit www.puredata.com.