ADTRAN delivers new gigabit Ethernet switches

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a provider of next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions, has announced its SDX 8110 series of business switches, giving service providers an improved Power over Ethernet (PoE) budget, improved statistics reporting and a high level of traffic control for managing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) into the Local Area Network (LAN), the company said.

This increased flexibility enables service providers to simplify LAN management while supporting the increased penetration of IP phones, Wi-Fi access points and IoT devices within the enterprise.

Available in 8, 24 and 48 port configurations, this PoE switch series is focused on service providers looking to maximize the longevity and versatility of their switch infrastructure. By providing a higher power PoE budget to support future applications, customer satisfaction increases and capital costs decrease versus the alternative of installing additional PoE switches to support higher demand.

The SDX 8110 series is also a perfect fit for those applications that do not require a high level of traffic management, but where customers desire additional safeguards against debilitating traffic loops and broadcast storms by utilizing the traffic loop protection feature.

In addition to the improved PoE budget, the SDX 8110 series offers service providers and customers increased control over traffic allowing them to extend SLAs into the LAN utilizing improved QoS capabilities. These Gigabit Ethernet switches add per-port and per-queue traffic shaping capabilities along with support for per-port and per-queue policing. Traffic matching capabilities have also been expanded to include QoS control lists that are used to match Ethernet frames, including both outer and inner tag parameters, and then manipulate various QoS, VLAN and policy settings in the IP packet or Ethernet frame.