Maxtec to distribute SMC switches

Maxtec Peripherals, a SMC Networks distributor, has announced two additions to the SMC Networks Gigabit switch product line, the...

Maxtec Peripherals, a SMC Networks distributor, has announced two additions to the SMC Networks Gigabit switch product line, the 16-port SMC8516T and the 24-port SMC8524T.

Perry Hutton, product manager at Maxtec, said the switches enhance a desktop range, including five and eight-port 10/100/1000 switches (SMC8505T and SMC8508T) and a 32-bit Gigabit Ethernet PCI network card, the EZ Card 1000 (SMC9452TX), which brings affordable gigabit connections to the desktop in any business environment.

Adding higher density switch options to the Desktop family of products, the EZ Switch 10/100/1000 16- and 24-port switches aim to bring the speed of gigabit copper to the desktop with 16- or 24 auto-MDIX ports.

The products incorporate an 8Kbyte MAC address table to ensure support for even the largest of networks.

"The only switches of their kind with jumbo frame support [to 9Kbyte] and a configuration that allows for desktop or rack-mounting, the switches are as well-suited to enterprise as to SoHo environments where power applications demand increased speed and bandwidth," said Hutton.

Used in combination with SMC's EZ Card 1000 copper Gigabit Ethernet adapter (SMC9452TX), the SMC8516T and SMC8524T aim to provide a high-performance gigabit Ethernet solution.

"The SMC product helps to break down the barriers to make Gigabit to the desktop a viable alternative in more and more environments," said Hutton.

Written by Computing SA staff

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