Tech Supply Carries a complete line of Gigabit Ethernet Switches, Gigabit Switches, Wholesale Gibabit Switches, Gigabit Switch 10 gigabit ethernet switches, and more.NETGEAR delivers wirespeed Gigabit performance and a full set of Layer 2 management features with unsurpassed affordability. This next-generation, high-speed switch delivers maximum throughput where you need it - to high-performance workgroups at the edge of the network, or as a backbone for 10/100 switches and Gigabit servers in demanding small networks.Our New partner Raptor has Ether-Raptor Switches which are connected via 10Gb technology called RAST (Raptor Adaptive Switch Technology). RAST is an interconnect system that allows Ether-Raptor switches to distribute their switch elements over distances unheard of up to now. The RAST connection allows all of the individual elements of the cluster to virtually “merge” their cores into a single fabric, creating a large powerful switch that exceeds the power of any chassis based switch system built today. The geographical distribution of these elements allows highly resilient and robust networks to be created within a building, between buildings and across cities. Opportunities exist as designers tailor this powerful architecture to new realms, providing an economically viable solution where there was none.
The exacting demands of IP telephony deployments, enterprise aggregation, corporate data centers and network backbones, and Metro Ethernet provider Points of Presence (POPs) require solutions that combine consistent performance, carrier-class availability, enhanced security, and simplified management. The BlackDiamond® series of chassis-based switches from Extreme Networks® are designed and built to deliver these critical capabilities. The most advanced member of the BlackDiamond series is the BlackDiamond 10808 (BD10K). Designed from the ground up to support a high-density 10 gigabit infrastructure, the BlackDiamond 10K is based on Extreme Networks® fourth generation of Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) technology. These ASICs have a number of new enhancements, including longest prefic match (LPM) routing for IPv4 and IPv6, programmable packet parsing and editing, robust multicast performance, and the revolutionary CLEAR-Flow security infrastructure. These features enhance routing performance, allow support of new network protocols without disruptive hardware upgrades, enable seamless voice and video distribution, and enable real-time response to day-zero network Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Features such as Quality of Service (QoS), Access Control Lists (ACLs), and statistics gathering can be enabled without affecting packet throughput, even at 10 gigabit data rates.
The ER-1010 is designed as a team player, scaling from 2 to 16 interconnected members, creating one distributed fabric. These 1U member elements provide unparalleled performance and reliability throughout its distributed environment. An ER-1010 fully loaded has six 10Gb ports, which can talk to the outside world as 10Gb Ethernet or as 10Gb RAST connecting to other ER-1010s. This RAST connected switch cluster acts as one switch and can scale up to 384 1GbE ports (soon to 1536 1GbE ports) distributed between floors of a data center or between buildings in a campus of a large enterprise. Each ER-1010 can be separated up to 10km from other members and maintain all of its single-fabric capabilities.
Affordable Enterprise Core Performance
Future Proof with modular construction
Layer 2/3/4 Switch Cluster Element
Data Classification Layer 2-7
Six 10Gb Ports (10Gb Ethernet or 10Gb RAST)
24 1Gb Ethernet ports (copper or fiber)
Distributed up to 40km between elements
Up to 384 Gigabit Ethernet ports (soon 1536 ports)
Low latency for Voice and Video applications
Aggregate Switching Bandwidth of 160Gbps
Extreme Alpine VOIP Switches The award-winning Alpine 3800 chassis switches support the scalability, flexibility, security and management features required to build complete enterprise wide networks, including large campuses, branch offices, data centers and wiring closets. The Alpine 3800 series switches enable enterprise networks to adopt new technologies, such as wireless and Voice-over-IP (VoIP), by offering intelligent security and availability features to keep network convergence simple and manageable.
Telco Systems VOIP SwitchesThe Access200 family is a diverse line of VoIP ATAs designed for service providers who need to deliver high-quality VoIP, video, and data (triple play) services to their residential and small office/home office (SOHO) using traditional analog telephones and fax machines.
The line offers a cost-efficient means for service providers to migrate their customers? traditional analog telephones and faxes onto IP-based networks.
you can enjoy full Layer 3 Gigabit switch functionality at an affordable price.
The NETGEAR Layer 3 Managed Gigabit Switch provides maximum throughput and flexibility
for demanding networks, with all the Gigabit Managed Layer 3 features you expect.
This 10/100/1000 gigabit managed switch addresses today's high-performance requirements,
while providing the control you need and the future proofing you want.
The GSM7324 is ideal as a backbone for 10/100 switches, Gigabit servers, or as
the robust core of a demanding, all-Gigabit network. Now you can enjoy full Layer
3, Gigabit functionality at an affordable price. The NETGEAR Managed Gigabit Switch
provides maximum throughput and flexibility for demanding networks, with all the
Layer 3 features you expect. This 10/100/1000 switch addresses today's high-performance
requirements, while providing the control you need and the future proofing
you want. The GSM7312 is ideal as a backbone for 10/100 switches, Gigabit servers,
or as the robust core of a demanding, all-Gigabit network.
Converged Ethernet/IP networks-which enable voice, data and video to share the same infrastructure-are becoming a reality. They're also changing the rules and requirements for enterprise and service provider networks. To protect delay sensitive voice applications, quality connections, which exhibit very low levels of latency and jitter, are a must. Voice-class availability is also essential, as is an infrastructure that supports truly converged networking. Security is growing importance as well, as networks grow inseparable from an organization's strategic goals and revenue streams. Meanwhile, as networks deliver a more complex mix of applications and services, network management must be become simpler and more straightforward.
In order to meet these business needs, you have to design your network to:
Provide quality connections with low jitter and latency
Achieve voice-class availability throughout the network
A new Gigabit Ethernet Switch from Wideband
allows your company to get gigabit ethernet speeds on your LAN without re-wiring
your building. You can get gigabit ethernet speeds just by changing out the NIC
card and the layer 2 Wideband Gigabit Ethernet Switch. WideBand products are made
in the USA to the highest quality standards and possess a uniquely robust signal
that allows full Gigabit bandwidth even on less than perfect installs of Category
5 and 5e cabling. WideBand can deliver Gigabit connections up to 200 meters on
Category 5 cable and 100 meters over Category 3 cable. To show signal headroom,
WideBand Gigabit products are even demonstrated working over barbed wire! Acheive
Gigabit Ethernet Speeds Without Rewiring - WideBand has been a leading manufacturer
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the technologies found in todays IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet. Many of
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transmission and the elimination of data collisions, were originally developed
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The exacting demands of IP telephony deployments, enterprise aggregation, corporate data centers and network backbones, and Metro Ethernet provider Points of Presence (POPs) require solutions that combine consistent performance, carrier-class availability, enhanced security, and simplified management. The BlackDiamond® series of chassis-based switches from Extreme Networks® are designed and built to deliver these critical capabilities.
The most advanced member of the BlackDiamond series is the BlackDiamond 10808 (BD10K). Designed from the ground up to support a high-density 10 gigabit infrastructure, the BlackDiamond 10K is based on Extreme Networks® fourth generation of Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) technology. These ASICs have a number of new enhancements, including longest prefic match (LPM) routing for IPv4 and IPv6, programmable packet parsing and editing, robust multicast performance, and the revolutionary CLEAR-Flow security infrastructure. These features enhance routing performance, allow support of new network protocols without disruptive hardware upgrades, enable seamless voice and video distribution, and enable real-time response to day-zero network Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Features such as Quality of Service (QoS), Access Control Lists (ACLs), and statistics gathering can be enabled without affecting packet throughput, even at 10 gigabit data rates.
The BlackDiamond 10K chassis was designed to meet stringent carrier-class standards, with front-to-back cooling, redundant PSUs, fans, and controllers, and a passive backplane. Integrated error checking and correction protects the packet data path, and independent control and data planes ensure that network data and management traffic never interfere.
The long wait is over. On June 25, the IEEE approved the 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet standard--nearly two years after its birth. With the eagerly anticipated standard ratified, vendors finally can deliver products to satisfy the tremendous interest that's been building for Gigabit Ethernet technology.
These are auspicious times for companies looking for faster network performance. Because of competition among vendors that are steadily increasing their 1000Base-T switch offerings, Gigabit Ethernet is more affordable and easier to deploy than ever. Unfortunately, assessing which Gigabit Ethernet solution is best suited to your needs isn't always easy. Vendors advertise their switches with the customary performance claims and glossy marketing brochures, but neither gives you a definitive idea of how a certain switch will perform in your particular environment, much less how easy it is to set up and manage. To help you get some inkling of what to expect from the latest 1000Base-T switches, I brought some of them into the Windows & .NET Magazine Lab for a test drive.
At the time of writing, at least a dozen vendors offered a wide range of Gigabit Ethernet switches. To narrow the field, I looked only at managed switches that offer native 1000Base-T ports or can accommodate a Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) module for uplink ports. I also looked for switches that represent a cross-section of price and functionality. And because I wanted to simulate a typical network-upgrade scenario between a server room and a remote wiring closet, I looked for vendors that could deliver Fast Ethernet to the desktop with 1000Base-T uplinks that I could pair with a 1000Base-T backbone or aggregation switch. My search led me to the most recent Gigabit Ethernet switch offerings from 3Com, Cisco Systems, and Dell. For those looking for a chassis solution, I tested a Hewlett-Packard (HP) chassis switch with Gigabit and Fast Ethernet switch modules.
The testing was fairly simple. I first conducted a baseline test on the Lab network, in which I performed routine administrative tasks (e.g., software-application deployment) while monitoring latency-sensitive streaming-media applications. I next installed Gigabit Ethernet NICs in the network's servers and in some desktop machines and went through the usual regimen of performance tuning. To simulate an upgrade scenario, I then replaced older Fast Ethernet switches in the Lab's test network with each vendor's Gigabit Ethernet offerings. As I worked with each vendor's switches, I noted how easy they were to configure and manage from basic setup to advanced features such as Virtual LAN (VLAN) configuration, routing, and cost-of-service configuration. Finally, I performed the same tasks and ran the same software as I had in the baseline test to check for a performance improvement.
To view the Report cards on
1) Chassis-Based Gigabit Ethernet Switches
2) Fixed-Configuration Gigabit Ethernet Switches
2) Gigabit Ethernet NICs
While the IEEE was busy rubber stamping the 802.3z standard, Network Computing was putting Gigabit Ethernet switches and NICs from nearly every Gigabit Ethernet vendor--including Alteon Network, Bay Networks, Cabletron Systems, Cisco Systems, Compaq Computer Corp., Extreme Networks, Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp., Lucent Technologies, ODS Networks, Packet Engines, Silicon Graphics and 3Com Corp.--through one of the most rigorous test suites in the magazine's history.
Our expectations for this review were high. For the switch portion, only products with Gigabit Ethernet interfaces were eligible. We required each vendor to submit two or more units with a total of at least 96 10/100 ports. We put each switch through a battery of tests using Netcom Systems' Smartbits test equipment. Implementing one of the largest test setups we've ever created, we bit-blasted each device to determine how much traffic it could handle. Then we turned off the bit-blasters and focused on performance aspects that affect networks like yours. (For details about our tests, see "Speeds and Feeds," page 76, and "Real World, Real Fibers," page 82.)
We took each vendor's equipment into the wiring closets at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and tested it on real fibers, pushing the distance limitations of Gigabit Ethernet over multimode fiber. After testing each solution in the wiring closet, we moved the products to the labs of Neal Nelson & Associates (1 (312) 755-1000), where we used 96 PC connections to generate more than 5 Gbps of real-world application traffic. We stress-tested each switch for at least 24 consecutive hours using Neal Nelson's (1 (312) 755-1000) LAN benchmark. (For more on the Neal Nelson (1 (312) 755-1000) tests, see "From the Lab of Neal Nelson & Associates (1 (312) 755-1000)" page 88.)
Gigabit Ethernet is a networking technology ten times faster than current 100Mbps networks. Until recently, the high cost of gigabit Ethernet combined with multiple topology standards and the need for fibre optic cables has left gigibit speeds out of reach of home users. Things have changed.
IEEE 802.3ab Recent ‘gigabit over copper’ standards have been adopted that make gigabit Ethernet as easy to use as 100Mbps Ethernet. Gigabit ethernet can now utilize Cat5 or better twisted pair cabling and the same RJ-45 connectors that are used in 10/100Mbps networks. To achieve gigabit speeds, you must use ethernet cable with all 8 wires (four pairs) present. Many inexpensive cat5 Ethernet cables have only 4 wires and can not reach gigabit speeds.
Apple, as usual, is ahead of the rest of the market in bringing gigabit Ethernet to the home. They have put 10/100/1000 base-T network adapters in the PowerMac G4 series computers. Because of the high cost of gigabit Ethernet hubs and switches, Apple has ensured that connection two PowerMac G4’s is as simple as picking up a high quality Ethernet cable. Apples implementation of Gigabit Ethernet needs no crossover cable to connect two computers together. The adapter senses the other Mac and handles the crossover automatically.
Expectations for 2002
I expect the price of gigabit Ethernet to fall dramatically in 2002. I think we will see the price of gigabit Ethernet switched fall to about $40 per port by the end of the year and the price of network cards to fall to around $35 per NIC. I think we will also see gigabit Ethernet incorporated into broadband routers by companies trying to stand out from their competition in this over-crowded router market.
Current Pricing and Products
Asante’ and Addtron appear to be the market leaders in bringing Gigabit Ethernet to the home market. They have both released PCI network adapters that can be purchased for less that $60. Unfortunately, no company has yet released a gigabit Ethernet hub or switch that is within reach of the home network users. Expect to see gigabit Ethernet products on the market soon!
Ethernet Growth Projections up 50% over 2002
Xtreme VOIP Switches When there is a need for a carrier grade Voice over IP gateway, the Matrix product line is available to provide expandability and high density per Rack unit. The Matrix Gateway provides up to 240 TDM to VOIP ports in a 2 rack units. The Matrix line is designed to meet the highest demands of the carrier, or termination facility, and enough versatility to be used for traffic origination on calling cards application. The Matrix Pre-Paid Solution provides TDM, SIP and H.323 voice over IP routing mechanism, destination load balancing, and destination mappings. The Matrix Pre-Paid Solution comes in a standard 2 RU.The Matrix line is designed to meet the highest demands of the carrier, or termination facility, and enough versatility to be used for traffic origination on calling cards application. The Matrix Pre-Paid Solution provides TDM, SIP and H.323 voice over IP routing mechanism, destination load balancing, and destination mappings. The Matrix Pre-Paid Solution comes in a standard 2 RU.The Matrix Pre-Paid Solution is recommended for Carrier resellers, Call Centers, Telco, CLEC, and corporate offices with Toll by pass need.