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New Allied Telesyn First Generation Smart Switches - Layer 2 Network Management Intelligence at a Compelling Price Point

  • 05 April, 2004 11:30

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 5 April, 2004 – Allied Telesyn International (Australia), provider of refined end to end networking technologies, announces its first generation SmartSwitches for the Australian market. The AT-FS7000 SmartSwitch Series is designed for customers who want a practical and simplified approach to Layer 2 network management intelligence at a compelling price point, making it an ideal solution for small to medium business, schools and companies with telecommuting employees.</p>
<p>Allied Telesyn's SmartSwitch family comprises of two models:
- AT-FS7016 (16 port 10/100)
- AT-FS7024 (24 port 10/100)</p>
<p>Fully operational straight out of the box as a plug-and-play device, the SmartSwitch comes with a collection of essential Layer 2 management functions such as Port mirroring, Port-based VLANs (virtual local area networks), QoS (quality of service) and Port Trunking; all of which can be configured using Allied Telesyn’s easy to use menu driven console management session.</p>
<p>The AT-FS7000 series’ port mirroring function duplicates packets for the purpose of network monitoring and debugging. Information on switch performance can also be viewed from the Switch Statistics menu.</p>
<p>The port-based VLAN feature is a great tool for increasing network performance. It enables customers to manipulate network broadcasts to smaller and more manageable logical broadcast domains, and provides necessary isolation among the users.</p>
<p>With the QoS options, users can define user/application priorities when accessing the network. This helps to improve network traffic flow for mission-critical tasks.</p>
<p>Port trunking helps to group multiple lower speed links into one higher link, eliminating bottlenecks and improving network performance. It is a very useful tool in for switch to switch, and switch to server connections.</p>
<p>Allied Telesyn's SmartSwitch family strengthens the company’s leadership in Ethernet switching and meets growing customer demand in the SOHO and SMB markets, as well as fulfilling niche applications in education and large enterprises.</p>
<p>The SmartSwitch is perfect for those who currently use unmanaged switches but would like access to some useful management features for little extra cost. It bridges the unmanaged vs managed product gap for those customers who do not require a fully-featured Layer 2 managed switch.</p>
<p>The AT-FS7000 SmartSwitch Series is available now from Allied Telesyn through approved resellers.
- FS7016 – AUD$294 ex GST
- FS7024 – AUD$544 ex GST</p>
<p>Government and eduction pricing is available. Dealers to contact Allied Telesyn distributor partners. For more information please go to or call 1800 000 880.</p>
<p>Allied Telesyn International, provider of refined end to end networking technologies, was founded in 1987. The company’s complete range includes routers, network extenders, media converters, switches, wireless, transceivers, LAN, adapter cards, network software and hubs. The attributes which have led Allied Telesyn International to achieve its world number one position in both the enterprise sector and small to medium business segment can be summarised by four key elements: its business focus on networking technology for professional markets, where it has proved to be the only company capable of providing a total end to end solution at a high price/performance ratio; the ability to handle every aspect of its own products from design to marketing; the development of components and solutions which accommodate flexible, efficient and reliable network construction; and support from sound warranty terms and quality services. Allied Telesyn International has its main offices in Tokyo, Bothell (USA) and Chiasso (Switzerland) with over 2,000 employees worldwide. The company’s Australian division was established in Sydney in 1996. For more information go to:</p>
<p>For media information contact Amanda Scott-Kiddie at Kinetics on +61 2 9976 6611 or email</p>

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