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December 22, 2009

Allied Telesis Debuts New Gigabit Switch with PoE

Allied Telesis, a provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and specializing in the deployment of IP triple play networks, has announced the launch of AT-x600-24Ts-POE, the latest member of its x600-series of stackable Gigabit switches with Power over Ethernet.

According to a release the AT-x600-24Ts-POE encompasses advanced Layer 3 switching functionalities with PoE. Enterprises will benefit from more flexibility to connect PoE-powered devices, which allows secure transfer of power and data to remote devices like IP phones, security cameras and wireless access points. Upcoming applications can be easily and cost effectively maintained by network managers.

The new switch offers a “true” stacking architecture to enterprises desirous for scalability, simplified network management and high-speed connectivity between switches. This produces a faster network eliminating the need for modification of existing Ethernet cabling infrastructure.

The switch can power VoIP phone systems as it can provide power during grid power cut when connected to a universal power supply. The product is easy to manage and is usable seamlessly in networks with multi-vendor equipments owing to the integration of a standards-compatible command line interface, said company sources.

“This is the first switch in the popular x600 family to be PoE capable, allowing us to bring a new dimension of functionality to a highly effective switch family,” said Dael Bartlett, director of product marketing, Allied Telesis (News - Alert), in the release. “By combining full PoE delivery and Gigabit Ethernet speeds, we are offering network managers a sound choice for their next-generation convergence.”

The AT-x600-24Ts-POE features 24 10/100/1000T ports and four combination Gigabit small form-factor pluggable or SFP ports with dedicated stacking ports. It has full power PoE (802.3af) capabilities on all copper ports and a redundant power supply option, which lets the switch function even when power supply is disrupted. The LLDP-MED or Link Layer Discovery Protocol – Media Endpoint Discovery support, ensures auto discovery of devices.

Allied Telesis provides network infrastructure and delivers data, voice and videos services to clients worldwide.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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