IRVINE, Calif. – September 8, 2009 – SMC Networks, a leading provider of advanced, high performance networking solutions for the SMB and enterprise markets, today announced it is launching its new family of TigerStack II 1000 Stackable Managed Layer 3 Switches (SMC8926EM and SMC8950EM) through Bell Microproducts Inc., (OTC: BELM.PK), one of the world’s largest value-added distributors of storage and computing technology.
The TigerStack II 1000 Stackable Managed Switches are affordable value-packed, feature rich, high-performance networking solutions designed to improve partner total cost of ownership (TCO). The new TigerStack II 1000 Switches feature 24 or 48 10/100/1000 BASE-T ports and include built-in 10G stacking ports which you normally have to pay for from other vendors. These ports offer 12.5Gbps, as opposed to the standard 10Gbps stacking, ensuring complete non-blocking between switches in a stack.
In addition to the integrated non-blocking stacking ports, SMC will include the stacking, cable and one 10G module for 10G Uplink capability. SMC’s innovative design ensures that the 10G Uplink ports do not share ports with the 1G ports, thus providing the user with full use of every port on the switch, lowering the cost per port and providing maximum flexibility for network configuration. Moreover, each of the two 10G Uplink ports is individually managed and provides options for trunking for 20Gbps. The TigerStack 1000 module slots currently provide XFP and CX-4 10G connections with the ability to support 10GBase-T and SFP+ in the near future.
“The performance demands on corporate networks, driven by advanced network applications and the acquisition of growing amounts of data, continue to grow exponentially while the pressure to tighten budgets and limit corporate spending continue to increase,” noted Gary Gammon, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Marketing for Bell Micro. “SMC’s new 89-series switches deliver a rich set of features, value and performance that will enable our customers to affordably upgrade the capabilities of their networks to meet today’s needs, while delivering the scalability to protect their investment and network performance for many years to come.”
“The new 89-Series switches are the first in a new line of high-performance solutions that are designed to address the increasing performance and scalability demands that our larger channel partners need to compete and grow their revenue in their respective markets,” explained Keith Alexis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SMC Networks. “Because SMC’s channel partners are the core of our business, we establish and maintain close relationships with our partners and are in tune with the needs and desires of their customer base. As such, we are continuously focused on developing solutions that will help our partners to win business, grow their client bases and maximize profitability. Our new switches provide a great deal of performance and value when compared to competing products because our solutions come complete with 10G stacking ports, cable and 10G uplink module case which are typically a $1,500 add-on by other vendors, but are provided at no cost to our reseller partners.”
About the TigerStack II 1000 Stackable Managed Layer 3 Switches
The SMC Networks TigerStack II 1000 Stackable Managed Layer 3 Switches (SMC89826EM and SMC8950EM) are a new enhanced series of high performance stackable switches that deliver high scalability, wire-speed Gigabit performance, high availability, 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, and redundant power options. The switches include both IPv4 and IPv6 management options for maximum maintainability and future-proofing.
The TigerStack II 1000 switches feature 24- or 48- 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, four combination SFP ports, two stacking ports, and two 10G module slots which support SR, LR and ER XFP modules, for high speed network connectivity.
The robust feature set of the TigerStack II 1000 switches includes: static routing, VLAN support, RIPv1/2, OSPF, VRRP, flow control, Spanning Tree, broadcast storm control, Jumbo frame support, ACL’s, 802.1x, RADIUS, TACACS+, static port security, DNS, and LLDP. The switches support eight levels of priority (QoS) with flexible classification and prioritization, and provide per-port bandwidth management. The easy-to-manage switches can be managed via IPv6 and IPv4, Telnet and SSH, HTTP and HTTPS, SNMP, and through the RS-232 console port.
The SMC TigerStack II 1000 Stackable Layer 3 Switches are backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 technical support.
About Bell Microproducts Inc.
Bell Microproducts (Pink Sheets: BELM) is an international, value-added distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services including, storage systems, servers, software, computer components, and peripherals, as well as maintenance and professional services. An industry-recognized specialist in storage products, the company is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.
Bell Microproducts is uniquely qualified with deep technical and application expertise to service a broad range of information technology needs. From design to deployment, its products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions. More information can be found in the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts web site at www.bellmicro.com.
About SMC Networks
SMC Networks is a leading provider of affordable, easy-to-use, high-performance networking solutions for the consumer, small- and medium-sized businesses, and enterprise markets. With a global presence that supports customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, SMC leverages its heritage of over 35 years to deliver to market a level of quality, reliability and technological advancement that has established it as one of the premier network companies in the industry.
Since 2003, SMC has maintained a Green portfolio of networking products demonstrating its commitment to the environment at a very early stage. In 2008, Instat confirmed SMC's commitment to go beyond cursory attempts at power management when it stated that SMC was one of the top five most energy efficient in the 24/48 port managed switch category. SMC's Green Policy is a key component of the company's core strength that can be leveraged by its install base.
SMC Networks is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.smc.com or call (800) SMC-4YOU.
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