Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) has expanded its line of enterprise edge networking product line with the launch of a new family of Gigabit Ethernet fixed switches. The company says its new Ethernet Access Switches (EAS) support Layer 2 connectivity for the access layer of the enterprise network in environments where wired and wireless devices and users must co-exist.
Extreme says the EAS family of Gigabit switches, available in both PoE Plus and non-PoE 24-port models, is aimed at delivering versatility and cost effectiveness for network access. The Layer 2 switches feature standards-based PoE Plus, Quality of Service and critical support for devices that require a wired connection such as VoIP phones, security cameras, and WLAN access points.
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At the access layer, traffic from the EAS family of switches and Extreme Networks AltitudeWireless LAN access points is forwarded to the advanced ExtremeXOS edge software, extending the benefits of sophisticated identity management for wired and wireless and complementing Extreme Networks end-to-end intelligence and automation portfolio.
The Extreme Networks EAS family of switches have an expected shipment date of July 2011. The 24 port non-PoE EAS-100 begins at U.S. list price $995, while the 24 port PoE+ EAS-200 begins at U.S. list price $1,995.