News | February 7, 2014

4ipnet Introduces SW1024, A Powerful And Manageable Layer 2 PoE+ Access Switch

The SW1024 offers a power budget of up to 500 watts with full layer 2 functionality and advanced security features, without compromising the flexibility and simplicity of Wi-Fi deployments.

4ipnet, a leading provider of competitive and comprehensive wireless LAN solutions for meeting the Wi-Fi demands of tomorrow, today introduced the SW1024, an access switch with 24 Ethernet and 2 SFP gigabit ports. The SW1024 can substantially increase deployment flexibility by eliminating the need for power outlets and additional cabling at the network edge.

With an abundant PoE power budget of 500 watts, the SW1024 is capable of powering wired or wireless IP-based devices such as 802.11n or 802.11ac wireless access points, IP cameras, and VoIP phones. Furthermore, users can perform fine-grained per-port power control to help enterprises save power, perform power prioritization, and maximize utilization.

Other key features on the SW1024 include advanced management functions and security settings. RADIUS and TACACS+ controls access to the switch itself, while 802.1X and MAC-based user authentication provide identification and centralized administration. In addition, Port Mirroring allows IT staff to analyze inbound and outbound traffic, detect potential invasions, and debug errors, addressing the security needs of enterprises and organizations. Finally, detailed per-port link diagnostics provide network administrators with an in-depth look of switching status to aid in network troubleshooting.

The SW1024 packs a wide array of features to ensure robust operation and reliable network uptime. For instance, per-port QoS queues with 802.1p/DSCP enhances the network performance of differentiated traffic while mitigating the effects of network congestion. IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Protocol allows administrators to combine multiple network links in parallel to improve throughput and provide redundancy, decreasing the chance of broken links. If a broken link does occur, RSTP provides fast convergence to minimize network downtime while guaranteeing a loop-free topology. With the SW1024, IT staff can keep a closer eye on network operation to ensure uninterrupted service.

Lastly, the fully-featured SW1024 can be seamlessly integrated with 4ipnet’s WHG controllers and EAP/OWL access points to provide value-added functionality while delivering a consistent experience. With a competitive price point, the SW1024 is an ideal choice for organizations that wish to maximize ROI through secure, reliable and high performance layer 2 switching.

About 4ipnet
4ipnet is a global wireless network infrastructure provider for manageable, reliable and secure Wi-Fi access. The firm’s comprehensive product portfolio seamlessly unifies wireless and wired network access for public Wi-Fi settings, ranging from small-sized hotels to large-scale enterprises. In an increasingly mobile-centric and data-driven environment, 4ipnet offers organizations affordable and competitive solutions to meet evolving capacity and performance demands while reducing total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.4ipnet.com.

SOURCE: 4ipnet, Inc.