Alcatel today introduced the OmniSwitch 6850 line of 10 Gigabit capable workgroup switches that provide Gigabit pow...
April 24, 2006
Alcatel today introduced the OmniSwitch 6850 line of 10 Gigabit capable workgroup switches that provide Gigabit power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capabilities as well as gigabit to the desktop and 10 Gigabit uplinks.
According to Alcatel, as users continue to embrace high-bandwidth and real-time applications such as video to the desktop, multimedia enterprise applications and voice-over-IP over LANs and wireless LANs, enterprises are becoming more dependent on fast network response which is driving the need for Gigabit Ethernet networks.
The switches are available in 24-port and 48-port versions, with AC and DC power with standard and high-power PoE, and with or without 10-Gigabit uplinks.
Eight can be stacked together for a total capacity of 384 Gigabit ports and 16 10-Gigabit ports.
The OmniSwitch 6850 is available immediately from Alcatel resellers while the OmniSwitch 6850L will be available this summer.
Prices start at $3,995 for the OmniSwitch 6850-24 model.