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2012-02-22
SMC Networks Debuts Next-Generation IPv6-Ready Gigabit Ethernet Web Smart EZ SwitchTM Family Focused on SMB and SOHO Markets
SMCGS10C-Smart and SMCGS10P-Smart Highlight First Offerings of Full Family of PoE and Non-PoE Web Smart Switches Ranging from 10 to 50 10/100/1000 Ports

Barcelona, Spain – 22 February 2012. SMC Networks (www.smc.com), a leading provider of LAN

hardware and broadband connectivity devices, today announces the launch of the SMCGS10C-

Smart EZ SwitchTM, a 10/100/1000 10-port Gigabit Ethernet web smart switch providing eight

Gigabit ports and two 100/1000BASE-X SFP slots. The SMCGS10P-Smart EZ SwitchTM, a Power over

Ethernet (PoE) version, will be available in early March.


An ideal choice for SMB and SOHO operations migrating from unmanaged to managed networks,

the SMCGS10C-Smart EZ Switch™ is easy to install, offers a user-friendly web interface that allows

quick and simple configuration, and still delivers essential features such as enhanced security to

protect your network, continuous availability to minimize network downtime, and IEEE 802.1 Q-in-Q

VLAN tags, which are necessary for implementing Metro Ethernet network topologies. The switch

also supports IGMP snooping, which is especially useful for bandwidth-intensive IP multicast

applications such as IPTV.


The SMCGS10P-Smart EZ Switch™, the PoE version of the SMCGS10C-Smart switch, will combine

the speed of Gigabit Ethernet with the flexibility of PoE and is ideal for businesses introducing VoIP,

IP surveillance, and wireless installations by providing power to downstream devices ranging from

phones and access points to IP cameras and other business equipment. IPv6-ready, it also allows

a business to migrate smoothly to new technologies without incurring the corresponding costs of

using a fully managed solution.


“SMC Networks is pleased to be able to introduce a new generation of EZ SwitchTM Gigabit

Ethernet web smart switches,“ comments Jo Chang, European Product Manager. “In the first half of

2012, we will unveil the first eight members of this new high-performance, cost-effective family of

web smart PoE and non-PoE switches, including 18-, 26-, and 50-port models, with and without a

PoE option. “



“The SMCGS10P-Smart EZ SwitchTM can provide up to 30 Watts of power to VoIP phones, wireless

access points, surveilance cameras, and similar attached devices, all over existing Cat. 5 cables,“

adds Ms. Chang. “This web smart PoE switch can deliver up to 30 Watts on 2 ports, 15.4 Watts on

4 ports, or 7.5 Watts on 8 ports. This eliminates the need for individual power sources for devices

on the network, saving on costs for power cables and avoiding power outlet availability issues. And

if the power demand exceeds the SMCGS10P-Smart’s maximum power budget, ports can be

prioritized to receive power.”


Key Features and Benefits:

  • IPv6 Ready

The switches support both IPv4 and IPv6 management, thus reducing the need for extra

investment in equipment in the future when IPv6 networks will replace today’s majority IPv4

networks. Advanced IPv6 features including IPv4/IPv6 dual protocol stack, IPv6 address types:

unicast and multicast, IPv6 neighbor discovery, IPv6 Telnet/SNMP/HTTP/DHCP, and IPv6

Ping/tracert.

  • Performance and Scalability

These Gigabit Ethernet switches provide 20 Gbps wire-speed switching performance across all 10

ports, allowing the switches to fully support high-performance PCs, notebooks, tablets, and smart

phones. The result is significantly improved application response time and speed for large file

transfers. In addition, two Gigabit Ethernet 100/1000BASE-X SFP slots offer uplink flexibility for fiber

connections to a network backbone.

  • Enhanced Security

Port security limits the number of devices that can access a switch port based on MAC address, and

protects against MAC fooding attacks. IEEE 802.1X port-based or MAC-based access control

ensures all users are authorized before being granted access to the network. User authentication

is carried out using a standard based RADIUS server, with support for dynamic VLAN assignment.

  • Comprehensive QoS

Support for eight egress queues per port enables differentiated management of up to eight traffic

types. Traffic is prioritized according to 802.1p, DSCP, IP precedence, and TCP/UDP port number,

facilitating optimal performance of real-time applications such as voice and vídeo. The switches

offer asymetric bidirectional rate-limiting, per port or traffic class, to preserve network bandwidth

and enable maximum control of network resources.

  • Ease of Management

An embedded user-friendly web interface helps users quickly and simply configure the switches.

Cable diagnostics identify cable faults, such as short or open, and feed back a distance to the fault,

while Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) support enables administrators to monitor devices

attached to switch ports. SNMP v1/v2 is supported for management by a network management

station.

Pricing and availability

The SMCGS10C-Smart EZ SwitchTM is available now at quality SMC Networks’ resellers and

integrators everywhere for a suggested retail price of 104.99 EUR, excluding local taxes. The

SMCGS10P-Smart is expected to be available at the beginning of March.


For more information, visit www.smc.com.

For further details, please contact:

Christopher T. Snow

Senior Marketing Manager for Europe and Africa

E-mail: chris_snow@edge-core.com


About Edge-Core Networks

Edge-Core Networks Corporation is a professional networking solution provider offering a complete

range of enterprise-level and service provider/carrier Ethernet networking equipment and services

to partners around the world. Headquartered in Hsinchu Science Park in northern Taiwan, Edge-

Core was spun-off from the Accton Technology Group into an independent subsidiary in 2010. SMC

Networks, a leading provider of LAN/connectivity devices and home security solutions, is a brand

division of Edge-Core Networks focused on the SMB, SOHO, and MSO market segments. Last year

SMC Networks celebrated its 40th anniversary as a pioneer in the networking industry.