Streamline Enterprise IT with Better Switching Technology

By John Mead

Enterprises and MSPs must make more efficient use of their talented but scarce staff and resources. Process automation increases speed and efficiency while reducing the time and effort required to manage the network. The cnMatrix™EX3000 switch includes dual redundant, removable power supplies, increases the options for power management, and with a more advanced switching architecture more advanced features and increased scaling of existing features, allow you to support sophisticated networks.

Of course, dual power supplies mean that the network remains up should one fail. But the main reason is that you can plug them into two different circuits in your building so that if one circuit blows, you’re OK.

The EX3000 also leverages a common architecture with the 1000 and 2000 series switches with a consistent look and feel the same management support, and the same advanced features including policy-based automation (PBA).

A second item is related to power over Ethernet (PoE) that is available on all the access ports. Today, 99% of all switches implement standards-based PoE 802.3.EAF/AT which supports up to 30 watts of power. What’s unique about the EX3000 switches is that they support 802.3 BT which supports much more than 30 watts and in the case of these EX3000 switches we support up to 60 watts and that really enables you to support more of the advanced devices, including:

  • Access points: Today, some of the more advanced Wi-Fi access points with multiple radios require more than 30 watts.
  • Cameras with pan tilt zoom (PTZ): Cameras that have a mechanical movement pan and zoom and built-in heaters and coolers can cause more power draw.

All cnMatrix switches have PBA. This unique feature allows you to fully automate the adds, moves, and changes of network devices. So, as you plug new devices into your switch, configuration is automatically performed, including VLAN, security, and QoS settings.

To find out more about PBA and the cnMatrix switch portfolio, watch the replay of the Scale Your Switch Network for Wi-Fi 6/6E/7 webinar or visit the cnMatrix web page.

Published June 28, 2023