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SMC Ships New Ultra-Efficient Single Chip 28-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch.

New TigerSwitch[TM] 1000 28-Port Gigabit Switch Brings 24 RJ-45+4 SFP Ports for High-Performance, Economical High-Density Workgroup Switching That Handles Heavy Traffic Efficiently with Full Layer 2 Management

IRVINE, Calif. -- SMC Networks (www.smc.com) today announced the shipment of SMC's newest Gigabit workgroup switch, the 28-port TigerSwitch[TM] 1000 (SMC8728L2). Designed to turn today's common unmanaged data networks into intelligent, multimedia-rich converged Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructures with huge performance advances and built-in economic benefits. The new Layer 2, fully-managed 28-port Gigabit Ethernet switch with two 10 Gigabit uplinks for future upgrade options is available now, at an MSRP of $1299.99.

The TigerSwitch 1000 (SMC8728L2) provides 24 RJ-45 plus four SFP ports in an efficient single chip switching solution, and is the newest in SMC's family of efficient, high-performance Gigabit switches. The technology used to build the SMC8728L2 TigerSwitch 1000 allows it to operate 28 channels simultaneously while maintaining full Gigabit wire speed performance on each channel.

"This newest 28-port TigerSwitch 1000 Managed Gigabit switch joins the 48-port TigerSwitch 1000 introduced last year, bringing the kind of price/performance that will encourage network upgrades that transform unmanaged data networks into much more intelligent, multimedia-rich converged infrastructure," said SMC Product Manager, Iain Kenney.

The performance offered by both the 28- and 48-port TigerSwitch 1000 (SMC8728L2 and SMC8748L2) switches will help networks move to the next level of performance while simultaneously slashing operating costs. Many networks today are unable to distinguish between voice, video and data Internet Protocol (IP) traffic, necessitating separate, dedicated data and voice networks. The technology built-in to the new TigerSwitch 1000 family of switches has the intelligence to dynamically recognize these services, thus enabling their convergence onto a single, reliable and efficient multimedia-aware infrastructure. The TigerSwitch 1000 family of switches will likely be a catalyst for rapid acceleration in the replacement of Private Branch Exchange with IP telephones in businesses, among other advances.

In challenging high-traffic environments, TigerSwitch 1000 switches provide Gigabit switching at full wire speed. The SMC8728L2 and the SMC8748L2 switches deliver high performance, and are loaded with advanced features that demanding environments need. Security is paramount in today's networks, and these new switches deliver, with ACLs and 802.1x for secure network access, and SSH, SSL/HTTPS for secure management enabled by RADIUS and TACACS+. Flexible Layer 2/3/4 traffic prioritization and rate-limiting enable Quality of Service across the network, and network segmentation is provided by port and tag-based VLANs.

The TigerSwitch 1000, in both the 48-port and the new 28-port versions, also bring a comprehensive Layer 2 management feature set, including Spanning Tree, VLANs and link aggregation (LACP) which also supports trunking the 10G ports. Built for robust workgroup and backbone switching today, the SMC8748L2 and SMC8728L2 have the flexibility to allow for upgrades to even more features that will be released in the future.

"These high-performance switches pack the power of 10G capability, so they can excel in the most demanding networks, now, and into the future," added Kenney. "10/100/1000 copper connectivity built-in, with fiber optional ports that don't cut into copper density and ten Gigabit uplinks make it extraordinarily flexible and adaptable Co and the full range of advanced features make them perfect for the most demanding Enterprise and workgroup environments.."

The new TigerSwitch 1000 28-port switch (SMC8728L2) and the TigerSwitch 1000 48-port switch (SMC8748L2), both with optional uplinks and redundant power supplies, are available now. The new 28-port SMC8728L2 has an MSRP of $1299.99; the 48-port SMC8748L2, released last year is priced at $1999.99 MSRP. For more information about SMC Networks or its products, visit www.smc.com, or call 800-SMC-4YOU (800-762-4968).
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