Edgecore Networks, a Taiwan-based provider of traditional and open network connectivity technology for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, recently announced the launch of its new-generation 2.5G PoE switch, the ECS501P, which the manufacturer contends "provides an unparalleled hardware design that exceeds other brands and supports Wi-Fi 6/6E wireless networks in a variety of applications."
The Edgecore ECS501P is a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet access switch with two 10G uplink ports, billed as ideal for SMB, enterprise, and campus networks. The manufacturer contends that the unit's PoE power budget also outshines similar products in the market, which enhances the deployment flexibility of PoE devices.
The ECS501P incorporates a feature set that Edgecore says brings high availability, comprehensive security, robust multicast control, and advanced QoS to the network edge, while maintaining simple management. The switch also supports advanced IPv6 management, IPv6 security, and IPv6 multicast control in accordance with the growth of IPv6 deployment.
Offering 2.5G per port and 80 Gbps switching capacity, the 2.5G PoE management L2 switch provides network connectivity for Wi-Fi 6/6E networks, and fully upgrades the network environment. With 802.3bt PoE++ available, 60W x 4 ports, and 30W x 8 ports, the unit supports 8 Wi-Fi 6 APs and 4 Wi-Fi 6E APs, or multiple types of PoE devices, including wired/wireless network equipment, desktops, laptops, IP cameras, and various types of network connection devices.
Per the manufacturer, 1GB DRAM memory provides more memory capacity than other device brands and can adapt to future expansion plans and different types of applications, providing users with a flexible network. The unit's 0-50°C (32-122°F) operating temperature is superior to other competitors' specifications and offers a smart fan design for effective heat dissipation and noise reduction.
ecCLOUD/SNMP/CLI/Web capability provides various management interfaces. In addition to the ecCLOUD cloud controller for centralized management, Edgecore also provides SNMP, CLI, and web management interfaces, allowing users to configure and manage according to their specific scenario.
Tengtai Hsu, VP of Edgecore Networks, commented:
“Edgecore has extensive experience in designing and manufacturing a wide range of switch products covering data center, telecom, and enterprise, providing high-quality networking solutions for different types of customers. The ECS501P is designed to address the high-speed network transmission needs of enterprise users facing application environment upgrades, including Gigabit network transmission speeds, high PoE power budgets, etc. The ECS501P can also be used with a variety of Wi-Fi 6 APs launched by Edgecore to help enterprise users quickly complete network deployment and upgrades.”
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, a leading network ODM. The Edgecore ECS501P is now available for order.
For more information, visit wifi.edge-core.com.