Affordable, Managed Gigabit PoE Switching with Flexible Uplink
The 3Com OfficeConnect Managed Gigabit PoE Switch is a 10-port Gigabit Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch that offers enterprise-class switching for business of all sizes, as well as remote branch offices.
This switch offers enhanced features, customized and priced for small- and mid-sized organizations. With an easy-to-use interface and advanced features (VLANs, IEEE 802.1X authentication and Rapid Spanning Tree), this switch is the most cost-effective way to provide a converged network.
Layer 2 Switching with Advanced Features
The OfficeConnect Managed Gigabit PoE Switch has ten 10/100/1000 ports and one flexible dual-purpose gigabit SFP port (copper or SFP-based fiber) to connect to high-performance computers, servers, or core network backbones.
This switch has the features that help build a voice ready network, with support for auto-voice VLAN, SNMP-based management, IGMP snooping and query, and IEEE 802.1X and advanced Access Control Lists (ACLs) for strengthening security.
The OfficeConnect Managed Gigabit PoE Switch also supports Spanning Tree and Rapid Spanning Tree, traffic prioritization, priority queuing and VLANs. These switching features ensure optimal use of available bandwidth as traffic flow is directed according to the needs of the business.
The switch provides non-blocking performance? all ports perform at wirespeed which helps to eliminate network traffic bottlenecks. Manual link aggregation allows ports to be grouped together to form an ultra-high-bandwidth connection that greatly expands bandwidth capacity to the network backbone.
No Switch Setup Required
This OfficeConnect managed switch is operational straight out-of-the-box; as long as default settings are acceptable, there is no need to configure the switch. If desired, the switch can be configured using a web browser or SNMP management software.
Enhanced Intuituve Management Options
For networks that require more control, the switch web management interface provides an intuitive, menudriven process for even novice users to quickly and confidently configure the switch during initial setup and manage it during normal operation. Graphical switch and port views provide a clear understanding of switch status and configuration.
In addition, the web interface features individual port-traffic monitoring (port mirroring) and MAC address port mapping tables. A cable diagnostic tool lets users troubleshoot basic connectivity problems via the web management interface further simplifying network installation.
The OfficeConnect Managed Gigabit PoE Switch is also supported by 3Com Network Supervisor (3NS) and 3Com Network Director (3ND) management software.
3NS and 3ND can be used to map the network topology, indicating what devices are connected, and on what ports. Switch management and software upgrades can be easily done. Other SNMP-based management tools may also be used.
The Switch family also supports a compact Command Line Interface (CLI) that is accessed via the front panel console port. Using the CLI, major switch management options can be quickly configured.