Larch Networks Small Business Smart Switches are cost-effective switching solutions that are ideal for small businesses, the network edge, workgroups within organizations and even home.
These easy-to-install switches offer many of the same quality-of-service (QoS) and network features found in more expensive full Layer 2 managed switches, but without their complexity. The Larch Networks based product provides few complications for 8/16/24/48/96-Port Ethernet Switch offers both Giga and Fast Ethernet over copper or optical Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP/SFP+) interfaces for connecting the switch both to client and core networks.
The simplified user WEB interface is an intuitive management tool, enabling you to quickly use the comprehensive feature set of the switch, for a better-optimized network.
Solutions include numerous QoS features to help ensure that traffic is prioritized properly to deliver the best possible user experience for real-time applications such as voice and video or bandwidth-intensive graphic/video file uploads or downloads.
Additional QoS capabilities, such as IEEE 802.1p priority tagging, differentiated services code point (DSCP), and four hardware queues, also maintain quality for real-time applications such as voice and video.
With its Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping feature, the Larch Networks Switch limits IP multicast traffic (such as real-time presentations, video-conferences, and online gaming) to only the ports that have requested it, enabling the rest of the network to operate at peak efficiency.
Network traffic can be optimized with the switch’s 802.1Q VLAN support, which enables you to quickly segregate network traffic by department or workgroup. VLANs also provide an additional layer of security by keeping sensitive data separated from other workgroups on the network.
|Port Count||8/16/24/(*) ports|
|Throughput FE||1.6/3.2/4.8 Gbps (**)|
|Throughput GE||16/32/48 Gbps (**)|
|Packets/Second||11.9/23.8/47.6 Mpps for GE|
|Flash Memory||8-16 MB|
|Main Memory||128-256 MB|
|Power||Starting from 7 Watts (***)|
(*) 48 port model is also evaluable
(*) according to port density and not including Combo
(**) according to port density and HW design
|Interface Type||Media||Max Distance|
|1000BASE-SX||50 micron MMF||550m|
|1000BASE-T||Category 5 Copper||100m|