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Avaya answers Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent with SMB switches

Avaya has unveiled low-end Ethernet switches for small and medium-sized enterprises and remote branches that include features usually found in higher-end enterprise-class switches.

The new switches were expected.

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The Avaya ERS 3500 line provides quick discovery and configuration of Avaya IP phones and centralized, Web-based GUI management of large branch office deployments. The line includes six Fast and Gigabit Ethernet switches available in 10- and 24-port configurations, with some featuring PoE+ and fanless operation.

The 24-port models will feature stacking in a future software release. Up to eight of the 24-port ERS 3500s can be stacked for up to 80Gbps of virtual backplane capacity, Avaya says.

PoE+ will power advanced IP phones, wireless access points and video surveillance cameras, Avaya says.

The line includes two 24-port Fast Ethernet switches and four Gigabit Ethernet switches -- two of which have 10 ports and the other two 24 ports. The Fast Ethernet switches are the ERS 3526 T and 3526 T-PWR+. The ERS 3526 T features 24 x 10/100Mbps, plus two combo 10/100/1000 or SFP ports, plus two SFP/2.5Gbps rear ports. It is fanless.

The T-PWR+ boasts 24 x 10/100Mbps PoE+ ports, plus the same combination of rear ports as the 3526 T. PoE+ power on the T-PWR+ is 370 watts.

The Gigabit switches include the ERS 3524GT, 3524GT-PWR+, the 3510GT and 3510GT-PWR+. The latter two are the 10-port configurations.

The 3524GT and GT-PWR+ feature 24 x 10/100/1000Mbps with four shared SFP ports, plus two SFP / 2.5G rear ports. The GT-PWR+ offers 370 watts of PoE+.

The 3510s include 8 x 10/100/1000Mbps, plus two SFP ports. The GT is available standalone and fanless, while the GT-PWR+ includes 60 watts of PoE+ in fanless mode, and 170 watts in a fan version.

The 3526 switches cost $695, and $1,295 for the PoE+ version. The 3524s cost $1,895, and $2,395 for PoE+; and the 3510s cost $795 and $995.

The new Avaya SMB switches will go up against new SMB offerings from Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco's new Small Business 500 Series switches.

Read more about lan and wan in Network World's LAN & WAN section.


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