Interface Masters Technologies announced a new member of its Hybrid Switch series supporting 10GBASE-T and 1Gb RJ45 managed switching in a 1U form factor. Niagara 2924TX-24TG is designed to integrate with Datacenter, Blade servers, Carrier Ethernet and Metro Ethernet devices, HPC clusters, enterprise storage systems, IT Security Appliances and Central Office applications. The system is built for optimal flexibility providing up to 24 ports of 10GBASE-T Copper, and 24 ports of 1GBASE-T Copper. Based on 10 Gigabit Marvell’s Prestera packet processor, and Aquantia low power 10GBASE-T PHY, the Niagara 2924TX-24TG possesses a powerful and full-featured software suite that can be managed remotely via the management or console port, enabling full control over line-rate switching, routing and filtering.
The Niagara 2924TX-24TG is based on the small form factor quad-port 10GBASE-T PHY, the AQ1402. The PHY’s low power and small footprint enables a seamless implementation of high-density 10GE switches for applications ranging from Cloud Computing to Enterprise. Possessing inherent support for triple speed (100Mb, Gigabit and 10Gigabit Ethernet) the PHY ensures the Niagara 2924TX-24TG provides IT managers with a smooth transition from legacy installations to the latest 10GE support. The Niagara 2924TX-24TG series is the second managed switch of the Niagara 29xx product family to support 10GBASE-T technology. The 10GBASE-T and 1GBASE-T Copper hybrid approach enables the easy upgrade to 10G Copper media and ensures a seamless migration from existing 1GbE copper infrastructure to 10GbE networks without any significant infrastructure changes. The Niagara 2924TX-24TG joins the already established Niagara 29xx family, which ensures that the optimal combination of port density, media configuration and speed flexibility are offered for each unique application without compromising the premium functionality, management interface and Layer 2-4 software platform that is available across the entire product line. The Niagara 2924TX-24TG comes in a 1U rack-mountable chassis with dual Redundant Internal power supplies for maximum reliability.