Cisco refreshes fixed-switching portfolio

It enables wired-wireless communications, businesswide energy management, and the optimised delivery

As part of the architecture, Cisco is introducing an entire new series of fixed-switching product lines, the Catalyst 3560/3750-X Series and 2960-S Series that provide a suite of new professional services offerings, entry-level pricing, and an enhanced limited lifetime warranty. In addition, to its switching lines, Cisco also unveiled new routing innovation in the areas of advanced security and performance.

Cisco has unveiled its new technology, featuring EnergyWise Orchestrator that extends power management to PCs and laptops in addition to Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices. It has also released the EnergyWise SDK that enables third-party developers to implement EnergyWise support in their products.

According to Cisco, the new security offering TrustSec allows customers to deploy security policies across all access technologies and combines identity and policy to help protect both customer and employee transactions anywhere on the network. The Medianet offerings enable businesses to take advantage of video applications to transform workforce interactions and enables the detection and optimisation of video and video endpoints, as well as the allocation and prioritisation of network resources.

The new products Catalyst 3750-X and 3560-X switches offer high-performance switching with 10 gigabit ethernet, full PoE+ on all ports and a flexible smart uplink module. The Catalyst 2960-S offers FlexStack stacking for increased availability and performance, 10GE uplinks, full PoE on every port plus support for PoE+, and the full EnergyWise capabilities.

Cisco said that it has tripled the performance of the Integrated Services Router G2 3900 E-Series router line and extended the delivery of high-performance video applications, service integration and cost savings to remote businesses.

In addition, the company also released ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers that deliver new security, unified communications, and management capabilities to enable customers to deliver borderless services over the WAN.