ADTRAN Announces Innovative Switching Solutions for Value-Driven SMB Market
Released on: August 25, 2008, 6:55 am
Press Release Author: ADTRAN Inc.
Press Release Summary: ADTRAN(R), Inc., a leading supplier of voice and data solutions for the Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) market, today announced a new array of NetVanta(R) switches designed to address a variety of SMB applications and provide a wealth of new benefits including higher density, Gigabit Power over Ethernet (PoE), power conservation, wireless controller capabilities and a new limited lifetime warranty.
New NetVanta Platforms Bring Higher Density, Power Conservation and Lifetime Warranty
HUNTSVILLE, Ala--Aug. 25, 2008--ADTRAN(R), Inc., a leading supplier of voice and data solutions for the Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) market, today announced a new array of NetVanta(R) switches designed to address a variety of SMB applications and provide a wealth of new benefits including higher density, Gigabit Power over Ethernet (PoE), power conservation, wireless controller capabilities and a new limited lifetime warranty. These solutions are designed to address the need for value-driven, business-class solutions in the SMB market and to provide a means for SMBs to both upgrade and future-proof their Local Area Networks (LANs) as they embrace architectures such as Gigabit-to-the-Desktop and Voice over IP (VoIP).
\"In an Internet economy, the competition is not just the business down the street or across town, but anyone selling similar products or services online,\" according to Naresh Singh, principal analyst, Networking and Communication Equipment, Gartner. \"As a result, SMBs are being driven to become more enterprise-like in their network architectures, while remaining on an SMB budget.\"
ADTRAN\'s NetVanta family of voice and data networking solutions was designed specifically for this market and uniquely addresses the needs of the value-driven SMB by providing a reliable, easy-to-use, business-class product at an SMB-friendly price point. ADTRAN is introducing six new platforms to the award-winning NetVanta family of switching solutions. These solutions ease the transition to next-generation applications, while preparing SMB networks for future growth.
New innovative features being introduced in these platforms include the ability to act as a Wi-Fi access controller, thus eliminating the need for a separate controller; intelligent power conservation, which enables PoE units to conserve energy by reducing power consumption; LLDP/LLDP MED, which simplify the deployment and troubleshooting of IP phones on a VoIP network; cable diagnostics which simplifies troubleshooting and repairs of the Ethernet cable plant/infrastructure; and a limited lifetime warranty. The new platforms include:
-- The NetVanta 1534 PoE - This is a managed, 26-port, Layer 2 Gigabit PoE switch. This platform is perfect for higher-bandwidth applications and Gigabit-to-the-desktop deployments and supports both 802.3af and legacy PoE. It features CompactFlash and expandable RAM for easy configuration and backup.
-- The NetVanta 1534 - This model offers the same standard features as the NetVanta 1534 PoE, without PoE support.
-- The NetVanta 1238 PoE - This platform brings higher port density to the NetVanta switch family. This 48-port, Layer 2 switch supports both 802.3af and legacy PoE making it perfect for VoIP and Wi-Fi applications. It provides four Gigabit uplink ports and allows SMB and branch office customers to future-proof their networks with additional port count.
-- The NetVanta 1238 - This model offers the same standard features as the NetVanta 1238 PoE, but does not support PoE.
-- The NetVanta 1234 PoE - This 24-port Layer 2 Fast Ethernet Switch supports both 802.3af and legacy PoE making it perfect for VoIP and Wi-Fi applications. It offers four Gigabit uplink ports and is ideal for SMBs with a need for fast, secure LAN switching.
-- The NetVanta 1234 - This model offers the same standard features as the NetVanta 1234 PoE, but does not support PoE.
These platforms, like all NetVanta switching solutions, offer fast, secure, cost-effective LAN switching and are based on the ADTRAN Operating System (OS). The ADTRAN OS which is common across all NetVanta products and provides standards-based, non-blocking switching; support for Virtual LANs (VLANs); Quality of Service (QoS), Link Aggregation, advanced management; TCL scripting; and remote configuration capability. They also feature a web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) with step-by-step configuration wizards, as well as a user-familiar Command Line Interface (CLI) for ease of set-up and management.
These switching solutions complement ADTRAN\'s existing portfolio of NetVanta routers, switches, IP business gateways, IP communications, wireless access and security products, and together offer a complete networking solution for the value-based SMB customer. All six NetVanta platforms will be available at the end of August and have the following list prices:
NetVanta 1534 PoE $2,895
NetVanta 1534 $1,695
NetVanta 1238 PoE $2,195
NetVanta 1238 $995
NetVanta 1234 PoE $1,445
NetVanta 1234 $595
\"Today\'s SMB customers want real value. We understand that this is more than just a price tag. It is a measure of factors such as reliability, performance and support,\" said Tim Saunders, vice president of product management, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks Division. \"ADTRAN\'s NetVanta products uniquely address each of these factors and deliver a host of key benefits that make them the best value on the market for the SMB or distributed enterprise.\"
ADTRAN will make a series of announcements throughout 2008 and into 2009 in three key areas: products, partnerships and programs targeting the value-driven SMB market sector. These will include new product announcements, the introduction of a series of technology and strategic partnerships and the unveiling of a host of new programs. These new programs will include both partner product and business skills training, as well as heightening awareness within the end-user community of the real value NetVanta solutions bring to SMBs.
About ADTRAN ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions for use in the last mile of today\'s telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major U.S. service provider and many global ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.
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