Cisco division Linksys has unveiled a new range of 16, 24 and 48-port web and SNMP Manageable Switches designed especially for SMBs.
The eight new switches are intended to help meet the needs of businesses looking for a way to provide high speed networking to their users or to migrate their networks from Fast Ethernet to Gigabit.
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The newest additions to the WebView line include 16, 24 and 48-port Gigabit Ethernet; dual Fast Ethernet and Gigabit; dual Fast Ethernet and Gigabit with Power-over Ethernet (PoE).
All of the new rack mounted switches include WebView software so administrators can control their network remotely through a web browser for configuration and monitoring traffic. There is also a console port for those users who prefer to oversee their network directly from a PC.
All ports have automatic MDI/MDI-X crossover detection and polarity detection that will automatically correct wiring errors. Each port is said to independently and automatically negotiate for best speed in either half-or full-duplex mode, and head-of-line blocking prevention is designed to keep high-speed clients from bogging down in lower-speed traffic. Fast store-and-forward switching should prevent damaged packets from being passed on into the network.