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April 26, 2010
Edgecore Enables 10GBASE-T Capability on its TigerStack Family

Edgecore Networks, a joint venture between LG-Nortel and Accton that provides application-driven performance networking solutions designed to meet partner requirements, has announced plans to enable its partners to deliver full 10G performance to meet customer demands for use of installed Cat6a infrastructure with the launch of its state-of-the-art 10GBASE-T uplink module.

This Edgecore portfolio of performance networking solutions will be displayed next week at Interop (News - Alert) 2010 in Las Vegas at Edgecore's booth.

The Edgecore solution includes TigerStack series switches that supports standard telephone services and easily connects to PC- and Macintosh-based computer systems through a 10/100Mbps Ethernet port. The SMC10BTMOD will enable dual 10G uplink capabilities and non-blocking stacking of TigerStack 1000 26- and 50-port SMC89-series switches.

Edgecore's TigerStack 1000 high-performance stackable Layer 3 switch platform enables channel partners to easily install and deploy software and hardware enhancements. It also provides platforms to deliver performance and reliability while allowing technology updates to ensure a longer in-service timeframe.

The latest 10GBASE-T module helps LG-Nortel (News - Alert) and Accton with the ability to migrate part or a customer's entire infrastructure to 10G utilizing the existing RJ-45 infrastructure.

The TigerStack II 1000 includes four combination SFP and two special stacking ports that allows 10G stacking capabilities for a non-blocking switch architecture. Whereas Edgecore's 89-Series switches were designed for full use of all ports, adding unparalleled flexibility that provides partners and datacenter customers with the maximum possible port usage in a slim 1RU product design.

Iain Kenney (News - Alert), director of product marketing at Edgecore said that 10GBASE-T solution is comprised of our high-performance switches and state-of-the-art 10GBASE-T uplink module.


"It is easy to use and affordable for companies to migrate to 10G speeds utilizing their existing Ethernet cabling infrastructure," Kenney said. "It enables them to vastly improve network performance while eliminating the cost of rewiring buildings and, ultimately, lowers the total cost of ownership."


Keith Alexis, senior vice president at Edgecore explained that the new SMC8926EM and SMC8950EM switches, equipped with the SMC10BTMOD, provides users with a high-performance, feature-rich infrastructure that will provide a secure, reliable, performance-oriented platform upon which companies can dependably run bandwidth-intensive applications such as voice communications, video editing and conferencing, streaming media and other large file transfers.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha's article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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