Networking and communications innovator ADTRAN Inc. has released its NetVanta 1235P Ethernet Switch with ActivReach. The product release marks the latest addition to the company’s ActivReach switch portfolio.
The NetVanta 1235P with ActivReach is designed to speed VoIP deployments, delivering 10/100 Mbps voice, data, and PoE over legacy voice-grade wiring. ADTRAN claims the new solution reduces disruption, cost, and network downtime. “As a result, businesses, hosted service providers, and value-added resellers can quickly and easily provide enhanced VoIP applications like unified communications and Wi-Fi,” the company states in a press release submitted to ChannelPro-SMB.
The costs associated with running new Ethernet cabling is often a barrier to SMBs looking to add such business-class IP services as high-definition voice and video communications. ADTRAN’s ActivReach technology aims to alleviate these challenges by employing existing cabling (CAT5, CAT3, or legacy copper) for VoIP deployments.
ActivReach extends Ethernet reach up to 488 meters (1,600 feet), enabling networks requiring long cable runs to deploy a single switch to serve a wider service area.
ADTRAN’s portfolio of ActivReach switches includes the NetVanta 1535P Gigabit Ethernet Switch for multiple applications, including VoIP, wireless, and Gigabit to the Desktop. The newest addition to the ActivReach portfolio-the NetVanta 1235P-is designed for voice applications.
Features of the NetVanta 1235P with ActivReach include:
- 28 Ethernet ports with support for Layer 2/3-lite switching.
- 24 copper ports supporting both standard 10/100 and ActivReach Ethernet technology.
- Four Gigabit SFP uplink ports (two Standard SFP ports capable of 1 Gbps operation and two enhanced SFP ports capable of up to 2.5 Gbps operation).
- VoIP-ready with support for LLDP/LLDP-MED and voice VLANS.
- Support for IEEE 802.3af PoE, Legacy PoE and PoE over ActivReach.
“ADTRAN expands its ActivReach Ethernet Switch portfolio in order to meet the needs of businesses looking for an affordable path to high-bandwidth voice and data services,” says Todd Lattanzi, ADTRAN’s director of product management. “The NetVanta 1235P is one more way ADTRAN is enabling its customers to break down the barriers to improving their voice and data networks.”