ComNet introduces new high capacity managed Ethernet switch

Las Vegas, NV March 24, 2010, ComNet Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a leading provider of fiber optic and Ethernet network solutions has introduced a high capacity managed Ethernet switch. The Comworx CNGE2FE8MSPoE is the company’s next environmentally hardened Managed Ethernet Switch that provide a high port density in a compact package and provides Power over Ethernet to peripheral devices such as IP cameras and video encoders. The all-new ComWorx CNGE2FE8MSPoE makes available eight 10/100TX ports and two 1000Mbps combo ports that utilize easily interchangeable small form factor pluggable optic (SFP) devices as optical interfaces. All eight ports support the IEE802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE).

This hardened Ethernet switch is designed to operate in environments where extremes of temperature and vibration are a consideration. All eight ports support IEEE.802.3af based PoE. Two ports are Gigabit (Gbps) configurable for copper or fiber media for use with multimode or single mode optical fiber, selected by optional SFP modules.

"The ComWorx CNGE2FE8MSPoE offers three of many very significant features," states Vic Milani, ComNet Vice President of Product Management. "The first is IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) snooping V1/V2 for multicast filtering and IGMP Query V1/V2. Without IGMP, multicast traffic (streaming video) is transmitted to all ports within the entire network. This unnecessary traffic floods and ultimately slows the performance of the network. IGMP allows the data to be directed to a specific network address.

The second major feature is Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE 802.1w) or RSTP. RSTP provides a redundant network path in the case of a failure on the network. In most cases networks that use ComNet managed Ethernet switches can, in the event of a failure, redirect the data paths allowing network restoration in less than a second.

Lastly, port based Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) (IEEE 802.1Q). VLANs address issues such as scalability, security, and network management," Milani concluded.

Like all ComNet products, the ComWorx CNGE2FE8MSPoE is backed with a lifetime warranty.

"With the introduction of the ComWorx CNGE2FE8MSPoE switch, we are just continuing to round out what is a very complete Ethernet product line," said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing. "The product lines we’re introducing now are the result of years of experience. But the difference between ComNet and the other suppliers is the customer care experience we offer. ComNet is a complete full-service company and not just a product line. From the initial contact forward, our customers will be delighted by how good the customer experience is," Haight continued.

ComNet offers an extensive line of fiber optic video and data transmission equipment as well as a line of Ethernet Network equipment that is uniquely toughened to meet the needs of the Security and Intelligent Transportation System market. Full product line details are available at Call direct 203-796-5300 or email for details.