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The German network provider Lancom Systems announces that it is launching a new series of network switches for the business market. The GS-3152X series is a high-performance product line with Layer 3 functionality, and can be managed in the traditional way. Also, two of the three models have Power-over-Ethernet functionality.

Three different fully managed switches are part of this new series, which will be launched in phases at the end of July. All three versions support Layer-3-Lite functions, such as static routing and a DHCP server. The LANCOM Management Cloud, which is based on Software-Defined Networking (SDN), allows IT administrators to automatically manage and configure switches.

Launched first, the GS-3152X has 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports and four SFP+ ports with support for up to 10Gbit/s transfer rates. The GS-3152XP extends functionality with Power over Ethernet (PoE), which can power connected devices over the network. With a total power of 720 Watt and support for the PoE standards IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at (i.e. PoE+), this switch is therefore suitable for the power supply of multiple devices. The GS-3152XSP goes a step further by delivering better PoE performance on each Gigabit port, through two redundant power supplies. This means that it is possible to use a copy as a reserve, should one of the two no longer function. Both power supplies together deliver 1620 Watt.

Safe and efficient network management

In terms of management and security, these switches can be managed with IEEE 802.1X as single, multiple, port-based or MAC address. Quality of Service (QoS) and VLAN tagging according to IEEE 802.1q are also possible. In this way, administrators can, for example, prioritise incoming and outgoing data traffic. Remote management is also possible, using protocols such as SSH, SSL and SNMPv3. The switches also support the TACACS+ protocol for authorization, authentication and accounting. The switches can also be used on IPv4 or IPv6 networks, as well as on hybrid networks.

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