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May 09, 2012
New Interface Masters Switch Designed to Integrate with Metro Ethernet Devices

Right now, Interop (News - Alert) is the place to be for all kinds of exciting announcements, releases and innovations in the high tech space. The event, which is happening right now in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a showcase for all sorts of new gadgets and technological wizardry. One such piece of technology that made its first appearance at Interop was Interface Masters’ (News - Alert) new switch, which is designed to integrate with a variety of different pieces of equipment, including metro Ethernet devices.




The new offering from Interface Masters Technologies is a hybrid switch, called the Niagara 2924TX-24TG and supports 10GBASE-T and 1 Gb RJ45 managed switching in a 1U form factor. It is designed to integrate with data center, blade servers, carrier Ethernet and metro Ethernet devices, HPC clusters, enterprise storage systems, IT security appliances and central office applications as well.

The switch is purportedly built for flexibility, and provides up to 24 ports of 10GBASE-T copper and 24 ports of 1GBASE-T copper. It is based on 10 Gigagbit Marvell’s (News - Alert) Prestera packet process and Aquantia low power 10GBASE-T PHY, boasting both power and features that can be managed remotely and allowing users full control over line-rate switching, routing and filtering.

"Interface Masters is pleased to announce an additional high density hybrid switch supporting 10GBASE-T in a 1U form factor to enable the smooth and flexible transition to 10GBASE-T networks as the market evolves as a result of onboard 10GBASE-T server support", states Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies, in a press release. "Niagara 2924TX-24TG will provide 48 ports of copper RJ45 enabled infrastructure while serving as a scaling switch platform to easily transition to 10GBASE-T with zero requirement for overhauling infrastructure."




Edited by Jamie Epstein





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