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Ethernet switches available from Metromatics

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GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has released 6U CompactPCI NETernity CP982RC and CP980RC 24-port Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet Switches. Both switches available from Metromatics feature Layer 2 switching at wire speed.

While the CP980RC is designed specifically to fulfil the requirements of customers looking for high performance, high reliability switching solutions, the CP982RC is targeted at applications that are not presently well served by vendors – the market for high performance , high reliability switches that feature some degree of management without the high cost of full management.

Availability of OpenWare Lite on the CP982RC provides customers with the level of switch management they require but at a cost commensurate with its reduced level of functionality.

The NETernity CP982RC, which has an onboard management processor, is characterized by its support of GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms’ OpenWare Lite Switch Management Environment, which is available exclusively on selected Neternity configuration-managed Layer 2 Ethernet switches.

Configuration and monitoring functions are accessible from a serial console or via a network. Supported access methods include Telnet, SSH and SNMP. OpenWare Lite is easy to deploy; features Linux-based software allowing faster implementation and easy updates to firmware, using a familiar Linux command line interface; and remote Telnet user interface support, allowing users to select how they interact with the switch. OpenWare Lite is also portable across switch fabrics and processor environments.

Front ports on the CP982RC can be 10/100/1000BaseT, 1000BaseLX or 1000BaseSX, while rear I/O ports are 10/100/1000BaseT.

The CP980RC provides 10/100/1000BaseT support for both front and rear (copper) ports. On both the CP982RC and CP980RC, 24 (copper) ports are routed to the rear or, alternatively, 22 ports can be routed to the rear and two ports to the front. High availability hot swap is supported on both switches, and conformal coating is optionally available. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics.

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