Allied Telesis innovates x530 series with launch of full fiber switch

Allied Telesis innovates x530 series with launch of full fiber switch

Allied Telesis has introduced its x530-28GSX full fiber switch, bringing flexibility and network optimization to the company’s x530 Series of multi-Gigabit switches.

The x530-28GSX switch is a 24-port 100/1000X SFP stackable switch with 4 SFP+ ports and 2 fixed power supplies. It can aggregate a 24×1 Gigabit fiber link to a 4×10 Gigabit fiber link and up to 8 units can be stacked using Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack™) to build a 192 Gigabit fiber aggregator.

The switch also supports copper connectivity via SFP/SFP+ ports allowing the maximum flexibility of both copper and fiber as required.

Shahnawaz Siddiqui, Regional Sales Manager – MEA at Allied Telesis said: “Businesses and organizations need to meet the rapidly changing demand put on networks by applications such as artificial intelligence, 5G backhaul and edge computing. The x530-28GSX enables the addition of bandwidth using either copper or fiber at either 1 or 10Gb/s, and because of its high resiliency, this capacity increase works very well for numerous large site markets such as education campuses, FTTx deployments, utilities and city-wide metro networks.

“Furthermore, with the flexibility to provide over 200 fiber ports within a small, stacked footprint, they can be used in dense fiber only networks such as defence and CNI (Critical National Infrastructure), coupling this with our Active Fiber Monitoring technology helps to reduce the chances of a cyber-attack on the attached passive infrastructure.”

The product includes features such as increased network capacity, network automation, device and network management and control over network traffic types among other important aspects of the streamlined tool.