SMC Networks adds new switches to product line

Nov. 24, 2003
Nov. 24, 2003 - Devices are designed to enable Gigabit-to-the-desktop.

SMC Networks has announced two additions to its Gigabit switch product line. The switches are designed to help make Gigabit-to-the-desktop a reality for end users.

Two new EZ Switch 10/100/1000 Gigabit switches, one 16-port and one 24-port version (SMC8516T and SMC8524T) join the Gigabit-to-the-desktop family that includes five- and eight-port 10/100/1000 switches (SMC8505T and SMC8508T), and a 32-bit Gigabit Ethernet PCI network card, and the EZ Card 1000 (SMC9452TX). These are designed to bring affordable Gigabit connections all the way to the desktop in any business environment, from SOHO to the enterprise. The new 16- and 24-port EZ Switch 10/100/1000 Gigabit switches will be available in December, at MSRPs of $699.99 and $999.99, respectively.

Adding higher density switch options to the Gigabit-to-the-desktop family of products, the new SMC EZ Switch 10/100/1000 16- and 24 port switches (SMC8516T and SMC8524T) bring the speed of Gigabit copper to the desktop with 16- or 24- auto-MDIX ports backed by an 8K MAC address table to ensure support for large networks. The switch offers jumbo frame support and a configuration that allows for desktop or rack-mounting. These new switches are as well-suited to enterprise as to SOHO environments where power applications demand increased speed and bandwidth.

Used in combination with SMC's EZ Card 1000 copper Gigabit Ethernet adapter (SMC9452TX), the new SMC8516T and SMC8524T are designed to provide Gigabit Ethernet performance to the desktop.

"These new EZ Switches make the advantages of Gigabit performance and bandwidth practical for more environments, from the small office to the enterprise," says SMC Networks Product Manager Jennifer Wu. "SMC continues in our commitment to breaking down the barriers to make Gigabit to the desktop a viable alternative in more environments."

SMC Networks is based in Irvine, CA. For more information visit

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