Pakedge releases layer 3 switch

Pakedge Layer 3 Switch

Networking specialist Pakedge Device & Software has released its layer 3 switch with AVB support on the way.

The S3-24P is specifically designed for AV applications with rear facing ports and TruStream technology. 

It has dynamic routing protocols for greater isolation and control making it suitable for campuses and enterprise networks. Multicast can be enabled from the GUI and the company says its future L3 switch will also have multicast routing service protocols for enterprise level streaming.

The unit has a power budget of 370watts and 24 PoE+ ports and four independent 10 gigabit fibre ports. 

Hardware on the S3-24P switch will be capable of supporting Audio Video Bridging and Time Sensitive Networking (AVB/TSN), though the standard won’t be available immediately. Pakedge stated that it would release a firmware update to enable the AVB functionality in the second quarter of 2016. Pakedge will not require licensing for AVB/TSN or the dynamic routing protocols. 

Pakedge’s layer 3 switch will be Connect+ Certified so it can use information from other Pakedge devices. When used with the BakPak Cloud Management System, the functionality of the Pakedge Connect+ Platform includes cloud-enabled services such as the monitoring and management of all connected devices.